Kik, the first texting app that decided to become a platform, has been updated. Unfortunately, the most recent update doesn’t have anything to do with the platform that Ted Livingston, company CEO, has been going on and on about. It does, however, touch on user experience.
Having done the math, the Canadians chose to change the appearance of the dialog correspondence box. The fact of the matter is that more than 50% of users, according to analytical data, gladly share content via the app. This made the product designers think and, as a result, we have the slightly new user interface: an attractive (really attractive) clear outline of the text blocks and convenient image preview.
Taking into account that Kik has already packed the app with an Internet browser, screen resolution for sharing media is vitally important and practically priceless. The Canadians bet on the right horse once again with this update. They knew what users were expecting, as was the case with video transfer and the option to give users the opportunity to create their own stickers.
Additionally, developers implemented user spam control. Meaning that when a message arrives that is qualified by the user as spam, he/she can block it within the chat and on the profile page. All you need to do is tap the menu icon and select Report Spam.