Cross-platform mobile messaging platform Kik has rolled out new versions of its iOS and Android apps. Kik 5.0 still lets you send messages, share photos, and receive notifications when your contact has received the message. But the update adds a few new features including:

  • Ability to send existing photos from your gallery in addition to snapping new photos within the app
  • There’s now a “Block List” that lets you block messages from certain individuals
  • A new “faded D” notification that lets you know when an iPhone user has received a push notification alerting them to your message — but hasn’t yet opened Kik to read the message

Kik 5.0 also now encrypts messages. You shouldn’t notice the encryption when using the app, but it should make it more difficult for anyone to view your messages if you’re using an insecure wireless network.

Kik 5.0 is available as a free [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kik-messenger/id357218860?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”kik” text=”download from the iTunes App Store”] and Android Market.

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Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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