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kik bot shop beats big tech giants

Now it seem like, bot is future of messaging platform. Messaging platform kik has introduced new bot shop, a place to find bots to chat with in Kik.

For an example, If you’re looking for beauty tips, Sephora‘s bot may help you. And a Weather bot can tell you the forecast on demand or send you a daily update.

There are 18 bots available on the Bot Shop, Kik partners, including Funny Or Die, Riffsy, Sephora, Vine, and The Weather Channel, with more to come. Shop offers mini-apps that you can add to your account and either chat to directly or use in your chats with others. Company has also released API for developers to develop new bots for its platform.

Tech giant Microsoft recently announced its bot platform for Skype, and Facebook is expected to launch a bot shop for its Messenger platform at its F8 developer conference next week. But kik beats big tech giants with this announcement

Company is releasing some new features that help make the bot experience enjoyable. Kik’s web bubbles (“wubbles”) provide a new way of displaying rich media in conversation threads. Company also revamped “suggested responses,” which now take over the whole keyboard space and allow you to select options while chatting to a bot without having to type anything in.

Company is also releasing a “mentions” feature, which allows you to call a bot into a conversation by typing the “@” symbol. That means bots can now be participants in your chats with friends.

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