HangKeys custom iOS keyboard lets you play Hangman in any messaging app

HangKeys custom iOS keyboard lets you play Hangman in any messaging app

We’ve seen plenty of iOS custom keyboard since the feature arrived with iOS 8 – from personalized emoji to smart calendar shortcuts and Taylor Swift lyrics.

HangKeys might just be the simplest and most fun one yet: It turns any messaging app (or even SMS) into a venue to play Hangman.

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It’s very simple. Once you’ve installed the keyboard, you can choose a word, then send messages with the game layout, updating it each time your opponent guesses a letter.

The small letters are a little bit fiddly to type with on an iPhone 5s, but otherwise it’s an enjoyable time-waster that might add something new to WhatsApp conversations or even your Tinder flirtations.

And don’t worry if your recipient isn’t on iOS, they don’t need the keyboard to play along.

Update: I said the keys were a little fiddly and the developer has fixed that.

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