Kik is a solid chat app with fun extras, but if you don't already have friends using it, there's nothing to really set it apart from the competition.
Whether you're more the practical type that just wants standard messaging features or someone who loves spicing up your conversations with something extra, this collection has the app for you.
It doesn't have WhatsApp's numbers, but Kik has proven popular among teens in the US and around the world.
The messaging-and-chat app maker's round was led by hedge fund Valiant Capital Partners and brings the company's total venture capital funding to $70.5 million.
The 4-year-old company is now letting people visit any Web site without leaving the app.
Kids love Kik because they don't have to give out their phone number, CEO and founder Ted Livingston tells CNET.
The messaging app, which now has 50 million users in total, is rolling out new versions for both Android and iOS.
A popular messaging app tries to up the competition by adding a way to share videos, drawings you create, and more.
Text messaging service Kik finds a way to bring its app to BlackBerry phones despite an ongoing legal battle with Research In Motion.
We'll show you Kik, GroupMe, and Beluga for iOS and Android phones so you can make your Blackberry Messenger friends jealous.