HOW TO – Make your own fake social media conversation

The demos below were experiments for students who wanted to incorporate social media conversations in their projects but didn’t want to use their “real” accounts to do so. Turns out you can find lots of fake chat generators on the web!

I used the generators on, which let me choose customized names, icons, battery percentage, and so on. Each time I entered a new contribution to the conversation, I captured a screenshot, then I put them together in iMovie.

For easier viewing, I uploaded them to YouTube, but they’re both Unlisted, so please don’t share them with others without asking me first.

Fake Facebook Chat

Sassy and I had the following conversation on Facebook.

Fake iPhone Text Message Exchange

I made this one using text from a student’s draft. The simulator I used even let me change the battery level over time!