For many, summer is synonymous with vacation. It is a time to have a break from school and our busy daily live when we can enjoy the warm weather and lots of outdoors activities we cannot enjoy other times of the year. Whether at home or away, we try to make the more of the summer by spending time with our friends and family and having as much fun as possible. All this talk of outdoors activities and good weather does not mean that you cannot be online as well. Kik Messenger is always with us as we carry the app in our smart phones and mobile devices. Today, we want to talk of one of the most popular features on Kik Messenger: Kik bots. What are the best Kik bots for the summer?
Reasons to Use Kik Messenger In the Summer
“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.”- Brian Wilson
Just in case you are wondering what reasons anyone could have to use the Kik Messenger app in the summer when the time is hot and the “livin’ is easy”, here are a few good ones:
- Keeping in touch with friends: if you are lucky enough to go on vacation this summer, surely you would still like to be in touch with your Kik friends. The summer is a great time to take pictures and videos, which you can then share with your Kik friends.
- Making new friends: without the added pressure of school and daily life in general, the summer is also an awesome time to make new friends. With Kik Messenger you will be able to meet new people and make new friends regardless of the time of year.
- Kik bots: there are a lot of Kik bots that would enhance your summer vacation either by making it more fun or offering useful services.
This is but a short list of reasons to use Kik Messenger this summer. We could continue to list reasons why it is more than a good idea to use the popular instant messaging app this summer. Instead of doing that, we will just focus on the last reason we mentioned: using Kik bots.
What Are the Best Kik Bots?
Before answering the question “what are the best Kik bots”, let’s just talk a little bit about Kik bots more generally.
Kik bots are basically automated identities on Kik Messenger. It does sound to much like science-fiction to you, we can put it another way: Kik bots are like Kik users you can interact with but there are automated, i.e., there are no people behind them. There are many bots on Kik Messenger, and the numbers keep rising. Some Kik bots have been designed for fun, while others have a more informative nature. Some Kik Messenger bots offer you the chance to interact with you, while others just allow you to mention them in your chats with other Kik Messenger users. Very often Kik bots offer you the kind of information you could get for different apps. The advantage is that you will no longer need to download lots of different apps or leave Kik Messenger in order to check the weather forecast, the news, or any other similar online service as you can just ask the relevant bot.
What follows is a list of some of the most fun and useful Kik bots you can use this summer (of course, all of them are suitable and just as informative other times of year):
Get Your Weather with @yahooweather
Yahoo has many different bots available for the Kik Messenger app. Today, we want to talk about one of the specifically: @yahooweather. Why? Because this Kik bot has been purposely designed to give you an accurate weather forecast no matter where you are at or intending to visit this summer. We mentioned outdoors activities in this article’s introduction. If there is an important factor when it comes to organizing and carrying out summer outdoors activities is the weather. With this bot you will be able to set up daily weather alerts, so that @yahooweather will message you your local weather forecast everyday. But, you can also interact with it whenever you would need to in order to obtain a weather forecast anywhere in the world. All you will need to do is mention the location (i.e., New York City, London, San Francisco, etc.), and you will receive a full weather report straight away.
Set Your Summer To Music with @rithm
Let’s go for something informative and purely functional like the weather forecast to something that is all about fun: music. @rithm is a music bot. If you are on the look out for new music this summer and would like to share what you find with your Kik Messenger friends, @rithm is the Kik bot for you. The more you interact with it, the more the bot will understand your taste in music and the better suggestions on new releases it will make. Nor only will you be able to listen to new music but also share any tracks you love with any of your Kik friends.
Going Overseas This Summer?
Some people are fortunate enough to get the chance to visit foreign countries in the summer. Sometimes, they would go to more than one country on vacation. If you are traveling this summer (or at least are thinking about it), @countryquiz could be a great Kik bot for you. With @countryquiz you will be able to learn in a fun way about countries’ flags for around the world. If nothing else, it makes for a great wait to spend time while you are waiting for your next plane!
How About Foreign Languages?
Some people visiting foreign countries this summer may be a little anxious about local languages. If you are going to a place where they speak a different language to your own, the @lingiotranslator Kik bot could come in really handy. It is both a translator and a language quiz. So, whether you would like to translate anything from English into virtually any language or test out your knowledge on any foreign language or brush up on your language skills before you go overseas, @lingiotranslator is the bot for you.
Places, Places, Places
So, now that you have the weather forecast, your music, your flag information, and your foreign languages more or less under control, how about deciding what places to see? Nothing can beat the experience and perspective locals can bring. If you are lucky enough to have friends wherever you are visiting this summer, you are guaranteed to be able to have a great time and make the most of it. Unfortunately, it is hard to know people everywhere in the world!
@sensay is an amazing Kik bot that can put you in chat with local Kik users no matter where you are in the world. The point of this bot is that, even if you do not know anybody locally, you can still get the best local advice on places to eat, shop, or see. This of course is useful even during other times of the year, and not just the summer. Whenever you are in a new city, just ask the @sensay bot about the best place to have sushi, for example, or anything else you need to know. Be as specific as you can in your questions, and @sensay will reach out to Kik Messenger users to find out the answer on your behalf. Once another Kik user responds you would be able to chat with him or her anonymously so you can exchange insights on the place you are visiting or intend to visit soon.
Enjoy the Summer With Kik Bots
Our list could be expanded because there are lots of Kik bots available and there could be new ones popping up before the end of the summer.
The bots we have mentioned on this article have been tested and are safe. Be aware, however, of other bots with more malicious intentions. There are, unfortunately, some bogus Kik bots that have been created with the sole intention of committing fraud or passing on viruses. You should be extra careful when interacting with bots. Remember that genuine bots are there to provide you with information and services on the Kik Messenger app. If a certain bot asks you to provide personal information you should block them, just as you would if an actual Kik user were pestering you. Also, if a bot ever asks you to click on a link that would take you out of the Kik Messenger app, you can be sure that they are not genuine and are very probably trying to give you a virus or malware. So, if that ever happens to you, block them as well.
These bogus bots are not affiliated to Kik Messenger but, unfortunately, they are still able to crop up from time to time. You should just be as cautious when interacting with bots as much as you would when interacting with Kik users. Never, under any circumstances, give out any personal information on Kik Messenger.
We hope you have a fun and safe summer and continue to enjoy of everything Kik Messenger has to offer!