One of the things that makes it Kik messenger app so awesome (and, let’s face it, it is awesome) is that it keeps getting better all the time. Case in point, Kik suggested responses. So much so that it can be quite hard to keep up-to-date with all the new features and improvements they constantly introduce. As much as possible with you trying to cover all the different updates in this website. This can be quite challenging because of the sheer number of improvements Kik introduces all the time. Today we want to talk to you about one of the most recent improvements that have been introduced Kik suggested response.
In this article we will explain everything you need to know about Kik suggested response. We will begin by talking about what it actually is in as much detail as possible to then move on to how it can be used in what you need to do to make the most of it.
Kik Suggested Response
So, without much further ado, what is Kik suggested response?
Briefly suggested response is the best way to deal with written text messages. We know that this might not answer the question but hang on and let us explain what that means. If you use your app as your primary instant messaging platform, you will soon be able to see what we mean.
There are many different ways of using the Kik messenger app. Until recently, however, all you could do was to send and receive text messages. OK, you could also enhance your text messages with photos, audio files, stickers, emojis, etc. It is also now possible to also chat on camera. This is still a very recent development but we have no doubt that it will be taken up by many Kik users. After all, and judging by the popularity of the likes of Skype or Face Time millions of people love to chat on camera. There is no reason whatsoever to think, therefore, this will not also be popular among Kik users. Having said that, there are many reasons why most people would still prefer to send and receive text messages. For one thing, sending and receiving text messages its very convenient in most situations when it may not be possible or desirable to talk at loud or have a camera on.
So, because text based messages are still so prevalent and, as far as we can tell, they will continue to be so for many years to come suggest a response is so important. Continuously type in your messages can be, to put it bluntly, a big pain in the neck. In our experience, he can also very often lead to misunderstandings. When you rely on typing on a smart phone, it is likely that you would get what is known as crossed messages. Even if you are not familiar with the term “crossed message”, we can guarantee you that you have experienced it many times in the past. This happens when you are having a quick fire conversation and you keep receiving (or sending) messages that do not make a whole lot of sense. This happens when while you’re trying to reply to a message you have received you receive a new message (or several) so when you tap on “send” The message that you have spent some time composing has now become irrelevant or, if not impossible to understand by the receiver because the conversation has now somehow moved on. Of course, you could just become a quicker typist, but using the Kik messenger app should not feel like homework.
This is, precisely, where suggested response comes in. There are two kinds of suggested responses:
- Text based ones
- Picture suggested responses.
So, basically, I suggest a response is the best way to get around this problem. The instant messaging app will suggest responses so you do not half to type them all out. This could not only save you precious time but also make your conversations flow a lot better and be a lot more effective with much fewer misunderstandings.
Once you start learning more about suggested responses, the benefits become really clear. The way they really work is by suggesting different choices for you to pick out. Instead of using the keyboard you always use (i.e., the one with characters that you type on to make our words and then sentences), you would be given different options that you can select, which will save you time etc.
If you think about it for moment, we do this all the time even in real life. Most of the time, we do not need to spell out exactly what we want. We instead use convenient shortcuts that make any exchanges more fluid. Let’s just use an example here, so you know what we mean. When you go to Starbucks and order a Venti cappuccino you are using a very convenient shortcut. If you think about it, the terms “venti” and “cappuccino” are already shortcuts that can be liken to suggested responses. Instead of saying “The largest available size drink” you simply say “Venti”. And, instead of saying “coffee based traditional Italian hot drink usually drunk in the morning and made by adding a double espresso coffee with whole milk and adding steamed milk phone on top, which may also include different toppings usually chocolate or cinnamon”, you just say “cappuccino”. Kik suggested responses work in a very similar way.
In this article we really want to talk about pictures of just her responses because they are one of the most exciting new developments to come to the Kik messenger app. They are, in fact, the most exciting new development after the launch of Kik video chat late last year (2016).
Picture Suggested Response
Know that you know a bit better where a Kik suggested response is, how it works, and what it can do for you in terms of making chatting on the kick messenger app a lot easier and more effective, it is time now to talk about picture suggested responses specifically.
The first thing that you will need to know about the picture suggested responses is that, in order to use them in your chats, you will need to change your keyboard first. You will need to change it so the first thing that you will need to know about picture suggested responses is that, in order to use them in your chats, you will need to change your keyboard first. You will need to change it so you can have access to images instead of text. The second thing that you must know about these pictures suggested responses is that they are particularly useful when you are chatting with Kik bots. Remember that chat bots are available on the Kik Bot Shop for free.
Come out when using this specific keyboard you will be suggested different images that would always be relevant to the conversation that you are having with the bot. So, instead of having to type out your response you could instead tap on the relevant image. The bot will not receive the image nor will this picture show up on the screen after you tap sand. Instead, the Kik messenger app will transform your picture selection into a fully spelled-out text message reflecting, of course, your selection. This is made for your convenience and as a shortcut to you, so it will not be sent out as an image as this could be confusing for the receiver or recipient.
It has been proved that using this kind of keyboard, apart from saving users time and effort, is a lot more engaging and fun than using your traditional letter based keyboard.
Of course, the best way to use these picture based suggested responses is by combining them also with text responses. When you do mix them up, you need to be aware of one thing and that is that if you’re using both text suggested responses and pictures suggested responses on your Kik chance, the picture suggested responses that you send out will always show first before any text based suggested responses. So, do be very careful when using the graphical keyboard (this is how the suggested response keyboard is technically known) and always use pictures of just her responses before going ahead and adding text based suggested responses to your chat.
If you have used suggested responses in the past, or if you use them often as part of your Kik messenger app chats, we really want to hear from you. If you are comfortable enough sharing your experience using suggested responses (either text based ones or picture-based ones), please consider leaving us a message in the comments section below. If you have any other feedback about suggested responses, please also leave us a comment!