Kik, the BlackBerry Messenger-like service for iPhone and Android, has made the jump into group messaging like many of its rivals.
It also announced an $8 million round of funding from RRE, Union Square ventures, and Spark Capital.
Last week we told you about the big names emerging in the mobile messaging world. But until now, Kik was lagging behind the others without the ability to initiate group chats. The new version will allow you to create groups of up to 10 people and share photos.
Unfortunately, Kik is missing a feature for finding friends by location or starting group calls. We hope they add that soon in order to keep up with the competitors.
For those of you unfamiliar with Kik, the app scans your phone’s address book for other Kik users and allows you to send them instant messages. Just like BBM, you get confirmation when a your message has been sent and viewed.