Ontario-based Kik has built a browser into its popular app, setting out to prove that it can do more with mobile messaging than facilitate the exchange of emojis and stickers.
Wednesday, the 4-year-old company, which hit 100 million registered users in December, launched Kik Browser. The new release includes an URL and search bar that members can use to visit any Web site while inside the messaging app.
The company said the move makes its app the first smartphone messenger to come with a built-in browser.
With the browser addition, a person could, from within Kik, visit a site such … Read more