The famous messaging app KiK has recently introduced new emoji keyboard that combines emojis and GIFs. Now with this new feature, emojis and GIFs are just a touch away.
This new emoji keyboard along with stickers provides an ultimate ways for brands to send their content to the users. They don’t have to make the young adults sit through commercials anymore as they can interact with them using cute emojis and artful stickers using the all-new KiK app.
Who is behind this new Emoji keyboard?
This new keyboard is being shipped as a part of the new KiK updates so it’s definitely developed by the KiK team. However, the team has taken some help from Riffsy, who is a young startup.
Yiffsy had special interest in emoji and and GIF technology. When the KiK company decided to bring a dedicated keyboard targeted towards the youth, they had a great aspiration in form on Yiffsy.
Yiffsy isn’t partnering with KiK only but the company has already closed deals with Facebook messenger and some other popular chatting services. This means that KiK users are going to get all the famous emojis and GIFs that they see all over the web.
Why KiK developed an Emoji keyboard?
Majority of KiK users are young adults who spend a lot of time chatting. In fact, KiK has released stats saying that an average user chats for 35 minutes in each session.
The company has also released other stats relating to the way users engage through KiK messenger. One of these stats says that users send hundreds of emojis each day.
Sure, that was enough of a reason for the company to develop an emoji keyboard.
The new emoji and stickers in KiK keyboard are a direct response by the KiK team to the KiK users. The users definitely needed a dedicated emoji keyboard as they were sending so many of them each day and the company responded by giving them that keyboard.
Isn’t that what you call ‘listening’ to your customers?
The emoji keyboard provides quick access to your favorite emojis. But the company is also determined to add a lot of new stuff including snippets of hit pop songs presented as GIFs and memes.
What can you expect from the emoji keyboard in the future?
As discussed earlier, the emoji keyboard doesn’t just include all the traditional emojis but it also comes packed with new stuff. Now the company working with KiK on this keyboard, Riffsy, has also struck deals with famous movie studios and brands to introduce content from pop culture.
For example, the company has already added GIFs from the latest movie in the Hunger Games series. Now it is planning to bring more content in the coming few weeks.
So keep your fingers crossed for a lot of new stickers and emojis in the near future. KiK team will definitely announce them and they will let you know about this cool new stuff through promotions.
How to send emojis and stickers in KiK?
– Tap on the smiley icon in KiK keyboard.
– You will see a huge list of emojis. Select the one you want to send.
– That’s it. Press the send button and your friend will see the emoji on his or her screen in an instant.
If you have an older version of KiK installed on Android or iPhone, click the + button from the chat window and swipe left to explore emojis.