Kik's new Bot Shop turns the chat app into an assistant

Messaging app Kik is giving people more chatting options with the addition of bots. Partnering with brands like Funny or Die, Sephora, and Vine, Kik Bots can find funny videos, check the weather, or give you makeup tips. To make it easy to find bots, Kik has built the Bot Shop.

From Kik:

The Bot Shop features bots from a list of our partners, including Funny Or Die, Riffsy, Sephora, Vine, and The Weather Channel, with more to come. Find laughs, watch videos, get makeup tips, see the hottest GIFs, and find out if it's going to rain tomorrow… You can do it all on Kik. You can find the Bot Shop in Kik by tapping on the search magnifying glass, then "Find People." On the web, you can visit

You can get started with Kik Bots in the latest version of the app, available on the App Store now.

Joseph Keller

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