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Messenger: A Free Text Messaging After Effects Template


We’ve made it easier than ever to show chat and texting in your videos! Messenger is a free text messaging After Effects template that includes five unique visual styles. Customize the look to fit your project.

Text messaging and digital chat on device screens can be difficult to shoot and pretty time consuming to create in post. That’s why an increasing number of films and videos are using motion graphics to showcase digital text conversations.

Simple Bubbles

In these scenarios, the conversations are overlaid on the action. This graphic style has popped up in a number of projects in recent years, like House of Cards, Non-Stop, and others.*

iPhone Text Bubbles

We love the efficiency of this graphic approach — it takes very little screen time and looks clean. So, we created our own text messaging After Effects template and we’re sharing it with you… for FREE!

Download Messenger Here
After Effects template for individual use, not for resale/redistribution. Sound effects not included.
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Video footage featured in the demo is available at Shutterstock.

Rolling Bubbles

Messenger includes five message styles (with and without photos), customizable color palettes, and custom bubble/text box sizing. We’ve optimized this free After Effects template so you can easily drag and retime animations to fit your needs.

*For more on text message examples from Hollywood film and television, check out this amazing video from Tony Zhou and his project ‘Every Frame a Painting’: A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film.