Kik messenger app gains handy new ‘new people’ section

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Kik users will be happy to hear that the cross-platform messenger has updated its iOS client today, bringing the app to version 7.2. The update brings about a handful of new improvements, such as a new block and report feature and the ability to send stickers faster.

But easily the biggest change in 7.2 is the new ‘new people’ section. This allows you to easily manage your conversations with people who aren’t in your contacts, and it blurs out photos and other content files from them until you decide that you’d like to view them…

Here is your 7.2 change log:

What’s New in Version 7.2.0

Thanks for your feedback! This update has some big changes that will help you connect with friends on your terms:

– Easily manage your conversations with a separate section for messages from new people
– Pictures and content from new people are blurred until you choose to see them
– Block and report right from your conversation
– Sending stickers is easier and faster!

Like WhatsApp or Line, Kik is another popular cross-platform messaging service. It may not be quite as big as some of the others—it says that it currently has around 120 million registered users—but it has demonstrated very impressive growth over the past 2 years.

If you’re interested, you can grab the latest version of the Kik app in the App Store for free. It’s worth noting that it’s iPhone-only, and it offers a number of in-app purchases—a recent hot button issue between tech firms and consumer advocacy groups—starting at $1.