After launching Kik Points as a way to earn freebies, Kik Interactive, Inc. is showing no signs of letting up when it comes to new feature launches. The company has just announced the availability of hashtags for group chats.
According to Kik, group chats are one of the app’s most popular features:
More than 40 percent of Kik users chat in groups, and with 300,000 new groups created every day, it’s safe to say that this feature is super important for our users! That’s not a huge surprise, since groups on Kik let you chat and share with different sets of friends on a topic or interest, just like you can on social media sites.
To enhance the ability to engage in group chats, the hashtags feature, launched today, will allows users to create “mini social networks” in order to stay connected to what interests them most and what topics they would like to discuss.
“At Kik, we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be social,” said Kik CEO Ted Livingston. “We believe that one of the key things is being able to play different roles with different groups of friends. That’s just fundamental to our way of life.”
“Hashtags on Kik allow you to spin up your own chat rooms in a matter of seconds. Want to create a mobile chat room for your family? #livingstonfamilychat. Want to create a chat room for your work friends? #kikemployees. Want to create a chat room for your dodgeball team? #waterloododgeball. You no longer have to manually add everyone to a group chat?—?you just yell out a hashtag and people can add themselves.”
To try out the hashtags feature for yourself, make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Kik. What do you think of the new feature?