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Sunday, November 16, 2014

150 million users @Kik Messenger with Promoted Keywords and better Photo Sharing – Teenagers say Kik me Please with Love from the Canadian with the Golden Gun

A lot can happen in a year in Social Media, especially the Mobile Social Networking World.

A year ago, little known Mobile Social Network Kik hit 100 million registered members  after three (3) years in existence as I’d reported in my blog article entitled “@Kik hits the 100 million member mark - Open Source Mobile Rise to develope Defense Against the Dark Arts of Google+”.



Now nearly a year on they’re celebrating yet another achievement, that be being selected as one of Deloitte Canada's 2014 “Companies to Watch” for a second year in a row as stated on their blog post “Kik: a Canadian Company To Watch!” Published November 14, 2014, Kik Blog.

Since then they’ve also grown by another 50 million subscribers to a total of 150 million registered users. At that rate, they've already more than passed the 56.9 million projected Twitters users in the US of A based on the statistics presented by Social Media Analyst Statistica


And they're still improving as well.

The Kik Messenger team on Thursday November 6th 2014 announced more than twenty five (25) Services, Products and Brands had taken up the their Promoted Chats which is basically advertising based on certain keywords mentioned more frequently among Kik users as noted in their blog post “Kik Launches Promoted Chats Keywords for More Personalized Chats”, published November 6, 2014, Kik Blog.

More recently on Thursday November 13th 2014, they'd improved the way in which Kik Users can share photos as stated in their blog postImproved Photo Sharing, Now on Kik!”, published November 13, 2014, Kik Blog. When you tap the + sign within conversations, you can post recent photos to populate the screen, with a tap of the Maximize icon and then the drop down arrows allows you to select another album.



Even inside of a conversation, you can access the camera, snap photos and share them instantly with your friends. These slight tweaks don't restrict you from accessing your Stickers, Memes and Sketches on your Kik Cards within your conversation as it’s merely a matter of swiping right within the Media Tray of tapping the Web Icon to find more Kik Cards.

Kik Messenger at 150 million users – Kik me Please with Love from the Canadian with the Golden Gun

So is the Kik Messenger the latest Social Media Craze from Canada that's slowly going global and is on a path to take over the throne from Twitter?

At this rate, the Developer powered Kik Messenger with its customized Open Source Kik Cards displaying Games, Stickers and other content. Explains its growing popularity as it’s now cool for Teenagers (ages 13 to 17) and Millennials (ages 18 to 28) to say “kik me please at ”!


They may even be competition to another Canadian export, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), who might be a bit harder to beat as they’ve upped their game with Timed and Retracted Messages as reported in my blog article entitled “BBM's Timed and Retracted Messages - How to retrieve Nude Selfies on BBM's take on Snapchat with Improved HD Pictures, BBM Sticker and BBM Music Discovery”.

Still, congratulations are in order for the Canadian company for being selected yet again as a Company to Watch as their 150 million users, mostly Teenagers (ages 13 to 17) and Millennials (ages 18 to 28) say  “kik me please” to the Canadian Man with the Golden Gun.

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