While the early 2000s were dominated by the like of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and Google Talk (GChat), the rise of the smartphone as our main interface to contact other people brought along new applications with mobile-focused features.While i Message remains the main way to speak to other i OS users and both Facebook Messenger and Whats App allow friends to contact each other regardless of whether they’re using i OS or Android.
Chat rooms on Kik function like online-based group chats, which means they can disappear if the founder of the group chat disbands the organized version of the chat.
It’s easy to stay anonymous on the platform, making it great for simply chatting with people you don’t know in person, and since the app is well made, it includes plenty of features that can be considered must-haves in 2017.
The interface is modern and clean, the app supports group chats and chat rooms, and the addition of video chat makes it easy to meet people face to face, whether they live down the street or thousands of miles away.
If you haven’t heard of Kik previously, it might be due to its biggest demographic intending to keep it that way.
A large portion of Kik’s own users are teenagers—in fact, over 40 percent of teenagers in the United States were on the service as of May 2016, which is a huge portion of that 300 million-large user base.
Apps like Slack and Discord allow specific audiences to work together and communicate while remaining in their specific niche (business and gaming, respectively).