Bad news: If you're still using those lame old emojis that came with your phone, you're already behind. There's something way better you're missing out on, and it is called Kimoji. This week, Kim Kardashian debuted her own emoji keyboard, and it instantly rocketed to the top of the app store, because duh — this is Kim Kardashian and that's what she does best. And less than 24 hours later, everyone (myself included) is completely obsessed. You may have already seen the buzz surrounding the app and want to give it a try, but first, you'll have to pay up. How much does Kimoji cost? It's definitely not free, but it's not too pricy, either.
To take part in the glory of using Kardashian's famous ugly crying face in every day conversation, you have to download the app, install the keyboard, and... pay $1.99. Did you really think she was going to give away something this magical for free? So yeah, it'll put a tiny dent in your bank account, but it could be worse. Unlike Kardashian's personal app, there's no monthly fee to use Kimoji, so feel free to send your friends Kardashian's butt balancing a glass of champagne in perpetuity.
And really, who can put a price on being able to express yourself like this? And/or alienating your loved ones in the process?
If you want more Kimoji in the future, it looks like they will be available — again, for a price. When you open the app, there's the option to choose "additional Kimoji bundles," and while right now, the only pack is the original one, if I had to guess, I'd say Kardashian and her team are planning to release even more emojis, and I doubt they will be free. Homegirl has to keep building her fortune somehow!
Plus, I say this as someone who never pays for an app when there are plenty of awesome ones that are free: I paid $1.99 for this, and I don't regret it. Even if you buy it purely for the entertainment value. I sent the ugly cry to just about everyone I know (along with the word bubble that says "AF," as you do), so trust me, this is pretty useful stuff. You can use it to annoy people, you can use it to tell your friends when you're contouring your face without needing to also use words, and I'm just gonna say it, because it's true — you can use it for sexting, if you're into that kind of thing. There, I said it.
Sigh. Kim Kardashian has done it again. I'll be waiting for an update that includes a North West emoji. It has to happen eventually, right?
Image: Nicole Pomarico/Kimoji Screenshot