Kik Codes launch on Kik Messenger, making it easier to connect with people

If you’ve been looking for an easier way to connect to your fellow Kik Messenger users, then you’ll be made a little happier with the launch of Kik Codes.

Starting today, every Kik user now has their very own Kik Code, which Kik says “let you connect quickly and easily with the world around you.” Simply scan a code to open a chat and instantly send a message to any user on the platform. With groups, scanning a Code allows you to join the group or share it with a friend.

For a more personal touch, you can change the color of the Code by simply tapping on it.

Kik Codes, while similar to Snapcodes, allow you to go beyond users and connect to groups and can also include contextual information.

The Codes are also flexibly sharable; they can be shared online and printed out so you can make them go a little more viral.

iOS and Android users can download the latest update to take advantage of the codes. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on Kik’s plans for Windows Phone.