Kik Messenger app updated with new design, mute options and more

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Popular cross-platform messaging service Kik updated its iOS client last night, bringing the app to version 7.8. Headlining the update is a refreshed design, which features lighter, more modern UI elements and other changes.

The changes are’t necessarily significant, but they are noticeable. Most of the darker colors have been replaced by empty white spaces, and there are other tweaks to the app’s design that make for a more streamlined experience.

Rounding out the list of improvements in today’s update are enhanced search and a new mute option. Kik says it’s now easier than ever to find people and start chatting, and you can now mute notifications for any of your chats.

Kik Messenger may not get as much attention as WhatsApp or Snapchat, but with 185 million users, it’s no slouch. If you’ve never tried the app, or it’s been a while, it’s worth checking out the latest version in the App Store for free.