Kik Messenger app updated with stickers, third-party games and more

By , Jul 31, 2013

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Kik users will be happy to hear that a major update for the iOS client has posted to the App Store this morning. The update, which brings the popular messaging app to version 6.5, hops on the recent stickers trend, adds third-party games, and more.

The stickers in Kik 6.5 work just like you’d expect them to—you can embed the emoticon-like images into any of your conversations. And as far as the third-party game offerings go, launch titles include new releases by both Zynga and TreSensa…

Here’s your full 6.5 change log:

• Say more with Stickers!
• New games by Zynga and TreSensa available in More
• Option to talk to new people without adding them to your contacts
• Performance improvements

Kik has offered its own in-app games for a while now, but this is the first time that it has opened its platform up to other developers. The Zynga title included is a puzzle game called One Word, and it looks like the TreSensa game will be ‘coming soon.’

As for the stickers, there’s not a whole lot to say about them. They are definitely a popular item right now, as Path has noted that it has seen notable financial gain since adding them. Kik includes a handful of starter stickers, and sells packs for about $2.

The Kik messaging service is cross-platform—meaning it’s available on a wide range of devices, and is very popular, with more than 50 million users worldwide. If you’re not one of them, and would like to be, you can find the app in the App Store for free.

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  • Nestea80

    I’ve tried all sorts of these messaging apps, but I always find myself going back to Whatsapp. Mainly because of the audio note feature. I use that quite a bit, and I don’t like the way other apps handle it. They have very short time limits and/or you have to hold your finger on a button while you talk. Personally, I don’t care much for stickers and games … but I understand how others would find those features interesting.

    • Antzboogie

      I love Palringo but I see your point I have all three Whatsapp is great because it syncs with contacts easily but no chat rooms like Palringo.

  • Evangeloz Tsalikidis

    lol i am NOT paying for southpark stickers..
    can’t believe the default stickers are the “memes”.

  • MarcPhilippeB

    it seems that people are used to WhatsApp now, and it’s pretty damn difficult to compete against that. Even though there are many great messaging apps out there (Kik, Viber, skype) which all offer quite the same. But I guess that you need to come up with something that is way better and shows a real advantage over WhatsApp. As the improvements on functionalities of messaging apps are almost exploited, I only see an opportunity in terms of design.

    • David Villamizar

      Maybe tpb messaging service will be, it’s design showed promise.

    • J™

      WA is the most popular messaging app…. and it dont even have stickers, games and cannot make phone call

  • Falk M.

    kik is utter junk…

    Sticking to iMessage, SMS and Skype.

  • mariana

    hola soy mariana yo quiero un kik messenger