Kik Launches a ‘Bot Shop’ Because Bot Shops Are the New App Stores

Vancouver-based messaging app Kik has launched a "bot shop" that will function a bit like Apple's App Store, only for chat bots.

The Kik bot shop with exist as a special section in Kik's app. There, users can begin chatting with bot created by 16 partners, including Vine, Sephora, H&M, and The Weather Channel.

Prior to launching this new feature, Kik had dabbled with bots created by the likes of Vice Media and MTV, but Kik's 275 million registered users could only find the bots if Kik...


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