HBCU Writers's Project
For Immediate Release
December 18, 2010
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Savina Billups
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

(BPRW) Kik the New Instant Messenger

(BLACK PR WIRE/FAMU-TALLAHASSEE) – Kik Messenger is the newest form of instant messaging service in the mobile applications world. It has similar capabilities to the Blackberry Messenger. Kik Messenger is compatible with Apple iPhone, Blackberry and Android platforms.
Kik Messenger originally launched in January 2009 and relaunched on October 21, 2010. According to mobilebeat.com, the company registered 450,000 downloads in the first ten days of relaunching.

One of the most appealing features of Kik Messenger is its cross platform. Users of instant messaging phone services are normally limited to a single smartphone but Kik Messenger has capabilities on three different smartphones.

The application is quite easy to use. The application must first be downloaded. Once the application is downloaded, it scans your address book and recommends contacts who have downloaded the Kik Messenger application as well. After the application is downloaded, you can start chatting immediately. Kik Messenger allows its users to see if a message has been delivered and read, similar to the Blackberry messenger application.

Kik Messenger CEO Ted Livingston told VentureBeat that the company is planning to use Kik Messenger as a foundation for streaming media sharing. This will enable users to stream music that they are listening to, to other devices. The company has over one million followers to date.