Kik can be the most promising messaging application in the U.S. After WhatsApp, with aspirations becoming a brand-new type of browser and 120 million users, perhaps the Twitter. Note that these seductive profiles aren’t real people, but algorithmically controlled chat bots. Tumblr user Andrea Lessi lately had an encounter with one, that was like chatting to an especially dumb version of Clever bot.
Here is another from Twitter user Dan Ramirez? Before he deftly sideswipes it. A lot of the users of the app find one another on Instagram if they’d like to chat. They will get cold called with a photograph they not anticipated from a bot, and they will find the photo in technicolour on their lock 41, while the user can be blocked by them. This became a problem over 18 months ago, said executive officer and Kik’s founder Ted Livingston. Kik has been used by a lot of people specially teenagers. A lot of people uses chat bots to trick them some even use Kik Hacker to spy on their messages.
Of all the types of spam on the market, it seemed porn spiders had been the most famous. Now, a year after Livingston raised $19.5 million in venture capital financing, he is launching an update and a set of tools enabling Kik’s customers to avoid the spectre of chat bots. Now when someone receives a photograph from an arbitrary Kik user, the picture will be blurry by default. Kik is making the Block button is more prominent. It is also boiling every initiated conversation down to one notification, as opposed to a flood of notifications for every message. The results showed that teenagers were using Kik to connect not only with others at school, but with individuals on Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter, plus they wanted more control.
People would put their Kik username on their Instagram accounts and it would get flooded with messages from strangers, who’d send inappropriate stuff. It is an annoyance, but nothing more than that, Livingston claims. Still, the problem highlights a repeating problem for an application that may scale up rapidly because anyone who joins can simply choose one username, as opposed to link to others through mobile telephone number like WhatsApp.