Kik talk app now makes group movie calls, VentureBeat, Apps, by Khari Johnson
Kik talk app now makes group movie calls
Above: Screenshot of movie talk on Kik
In an update of the talk app Kik, kicking off today users can now make movie calls with up to six people.
“Video talk was the number-one feature you requested, and today, we’re truly excited to launch it on Kik,” the company said in a blog post.
Kik has about three hundred million registered users and claims that forty percent of U.S. teenagers use the app.
As seen in the GIF below, calls can be made so the movie is no larger than a profile icon. GIFs, stickers, photos, and text messages can be sent during the movie calls.
“The fresh feature is meant to fully mimic the way teenagers drape out IRL nowadays and build on texting and group talk functions presently popular on the platform,” a Kik spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.
Above: Movie talk on Kik
Given Kik’s concentrate on teenagers, it’s sort of surprising that it took this long to get the capability to make movie calls, but many talk apps with more than one hundred million users have spinned out a movie talk or group movie talk option over the course of the last year.
The largest of the bunch, WhatsApp, brought movie calls to its 1.Two billion users last month.
Facebook Messenger brought movie calls to its customers this spring, and group movie talk today. In September the company said three hundred million monthly active users now make voice and movie calls with Messenger.
With the use of an iMessage app extension, Fam brought group movie talk to iPhones earlier this month.
Last week, Slack (not in the one hundred million user club, but noteworthy) launched one-to-one movie call feature for its paying customers. Also last week, way ahead of its competitors, Japan-based Line announced that it can now treat movie calls with up to two hundred people.