Kik, one of the most popular messenger applications for Android devices, has just received a major update, which brings new features and improvements.Aside from delivering a major update to their Android application, Kik Interactive has also announced that it now has more than 30 million users, which is really impressive taking into consideration the fact that it only had 3 million users in January 2011.
It looks like the company is gaining around 100,000 Kik Messenger users every day, so it stands to reason that the 40 million milestone will be reached in just a few months.
According to developers, “this update includes some big changes that have come out of many hours of brainstorming, heated discussions, and late night coding sessions. But don't worry! We haven't forgotten why you love Kik, and it's still the fast, simple and personal smartphone messenger.”
Although optional, this update introduces a new feature called Kik Cards, which allows Kik users to make sketches and share them with their contacts.
In addition, the new feature enables user to search for and send YouTube videos to their contact list. Images found with Google can also be sent to/shared with friends.
Obviously, all these actions can be achieved without having to leave Kik or install an additional third-party application.
Last but not least, Kik Interactive has also removed black bars in picture message preview in the latest version of the application for Android devices.
These are all the changes included in this update, but developers claim that this is just the beginning and that more updates with more interesting features will be released soon, so stay tuned for more info on this one.
Kik Messenger 188.8.131.52 is now available as a free download via Google Play store and it should be fully compatible with all devices running Android 2.2 and up. Check it out here.