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A MOBILE phone app which colour-codes the mood of incoming messages has been developed by a University of Portsmouth student.

Masters student Lorraine Chambers created the app so people know before reading their messages if they are likely to make them feel good or bad.

The software, for Android phones, aims to prevent people being surprised by an angry or hostile message received from Twitter, Facebook or by text.

Senior lecturer Mohamed Gaber, at the University of Portsmouth’s School of Computing, said: ‘The ultimate objective of this application is to make the user aware of the negative contents they receive so they are able to manage their stress in the best possible way.’

The app works by colour-coding incoming messages so the user can see they are green for positive, red for negative and blue for neutral.