Block off the next week, because once you upgrade to Apple's iOS 10, you're going to be very busy texting. The new operating system has had its share of issues, bricking some people's iPhones, but Apple seems to have cleared up that issue, and now we can focus on what's important: Stickers.
With the release of iOS 10, Apple has seriously upped the ante on your group texting game. Now, you can use free and paid, downloadable animated sticker packs to attach to your iMessages. Sorry, emojis, but we have a new BFF.
To find these game-changing new features, upgrade, head into your Messages app, and you'll see a new App Store icon. When you click it, the free stickers should already appear, and you'll have the option to download other packs, including Disney princesses, Starbucks, and Game of Thrones. Now, you can drag those images to attach them to your message, or you can just send it alone and let the picture speak for itself.
Need help determining just how to use these new iOS 10 stickers? We have some suggestions for our favorite ones.
1. Super Mario
The Super Mario Run sticker pack should already be on your upgraded iPhone, and if you don't think Mario disappearing into the pipe isn't going to officially be my new "BRB," you're crazy.
2. Elsa from Frozen
The paid Frozen sticker pack has loads of fun ones, including Anna and Elsa high-fiving. But when your friend is going on and on about a guy you know she's too good for, it's time to shoot her over an Elsa sticker because she'll know that it means, "Let it go" in the nicest, most girl-power way possible.
3. Dory from Finding Dory
Beside being 100 percent adorable, Baby Dory from Oh My Disney is now the cutest way to say "whoops, I totally forgot."
4. Starbucks Frappuccino
For when you need to let your besties know it's time for a caffeine study break, this Starbucks sticker does the trick.
5. Game of Thrones
The "Valar Morghulis" sticker is officially now the only way to appropriately say goodbye from a group text. It especially works when you're feeling particularly dramatic.
6. Rapunzel from Tangled
I'm pretty sure this is the sticker equivalent of Taylor Swift's famous line, "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never asked to be a part of."
7. Cookie Monster
These free Cookie Monster stickers are the perfect way to let everyone know how hangry you are.
8. Tiana from The Princess and the Frog
Heading out on a Tinder date? During your nice dinner did he ask you to rate his selection of Warby Parker glasses frames as he tried them on so he could make the best decision? Did he order for you? Tiana brushes it off for you, saying you gotta kiss a lot of frogs, right?
9. Bubblegum Kimoji
This is Kim's most *whatever, chillin'* sticker possible.
10. Hoda & Kathy Lee
It's Friday post-class and post-work and you gotta let all the ladies know it's officially wine o'clock.
These 10 stickers are just the beginning of the massive, cool updates for messaging on iOS 10, so you have got to check it out yourself. Just warn your friends that they're going to be bombarded.