Kik Messenger is evolving much like many other messengers are, becoming full entertainment platforms that offer more than just a way to communicate. Kik Cards were one step in this evolutionary process and now Kik is introducing another in the form of Kik Points.
Kik Points, announced today, allow you to earn rewards from inside the Kik application and redeem them for in-app items. These items include only limited edition emoticons / smileys for now, but Kik says that more redeemable items will be added as the new year begins.
more redeemable items will be added as the new year begins
You can earn Kik Points by completing special Kik Points offers that change on a daily basis and range from visiting websites, taking surveys, playing games, or checking out one of Kik’s parters’ services. This type of system is very similar to one used by social networks such as MeetMe. The bigger the offer, the more points you’ll earn.
You’ll also get the chance to play a daily spin-to-win game that could net you some free Kik Points or smileys. You can access the Smiley Shop by tapping the “:)” emoticon in a chat and then tapping the plus “+” icon in the bottom right corner.
Unfortunately, Windows Phone users have to miss out on the Smileys and Kik Points, as Kik hasn’t updated that app since 2011. However, great alternatives that do have full emoticon, sticker, and feature support on that platform include BBM, Viber, and LINE.