For starters, any web page on the internet has now become shareable from within the messaging app itself. Tap the new web icon on your chat home screen, use the search function to find a website — or enter the URL — and you’re ready to start sharing with all of your Kik friends.
Kik has made its own selections of any content that’s specially made for Kik, including our Kik website viewable by searching for “TruTower” in the Kik app, available for easy viewing.
According to Kik on its blog:
The new full-screen web browser is a great way to interact with the best content on the web and discover experiences designed especially for Kik. There’s no need to download any extra apps, or give yet more companies your personal information. The web experience in Kik is fast, seamless, and fun.
It’s also better for developers, who will have access to the same APIs and messenger features they’ve always enjoyed on Kik, but with more flexibility. This update means less focus on native app-like features and less hassle.
The full-screen browser is an upgrade from the sidebar we first added in 2012, which was already a big success. Millions of users already share content, including pictures, memes and videos, with their friends on Kik, and this change just brings that experience to the forefront. The web is now a central feature of the Kik experience.
Oh, and in case you didn’t notice in the GIF, we’re also releasing new chat bubble colors so you can express yourself in your favorite hue.
Check out the new and improved features by downloading Kik here.