Kik Is Launching a Way for Users to Share Chatbot Invites With Their Friends

Messaging app wants brands and games to go viral


Kik is launching a way for users to share chatbots with friends by allowing them to "invite" other users to try out various games, news organizations and brands on the the messaging app.

In April, the Canadian company launched a Bot Shop featuring dozens of automated messaging services meant to entertain, inform or help customers. Kik says the total number of available bots has grown to 70 in the past three months, putting it on track to hit 200 by the end of the year.

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