Before You Make A Bot…
Thinking about building a Bot? Great! We’ve got many tools to assist you to start, but before making a Bot here are some belongings you should think about:
- What will your Bot do?
- What purpose does your Bot serve?
- How will this Bot make users’ lives better?
- How is this Bot different from other bots? What makes it unique?
- What does one want to form the user think and feel?
- What quite an experience does one want your Bot to offer? Is it strictly user-to-Bot, or can Kik messenger App users invite your Bot into conversations with other users?
What are some Bot Best practices?
- 1 What are some Bot Best practices?
- 2 Keeping The Conversation Going
- 3 Optimize Kik Features
- 3.1 Sending Text and Media Messages
- 3.2 Receiving Message Types
- 3.3 Catch-All Responses
- 3.4 Text and Picture-Suggested Responses
- 3.5 Invites
- 3.6 Mentions
Keep it Simple
Make your bots’ username add up – short and straightforward so users can bring it to mind. Avoid names that require switching accounts.
Pick a Persona
Establish a character for your Bot and keep it constant. Will it be formal? Sarcastic? Playful?
Include a Banner
Include an outsized banner together with your Bot submission to be considered for the Featured position within the Bot Shop. Featured bots generate 2X as many chatters on the average than those without.
Keeping The Conversation Going
Ensure that the Bot initiates conversation when a user is prepared to talk or scans the bots’ Kik code (start chatting and scan data functions).
Make a Good First Impression
The first message a user sees should be concise, provide a quick check out your bots’ purpose, and prompt engagement.
Use Suggested Responses
Suggested responses facilitate the flow of conversation and eliminate the chance for confusion on what a user needs to say in order to access the bots’ full potential.
Segment Your Audience
Get the user to answer some basic questions on themselves or record their opinion on hot topics. Broadcast tailored messages to specific user segments, not simply to each subscriber.
In voice, function, and feel. If suggested responses are used once within the Bot, use them throughout.
The language used in suggested responses should be conversational, making the exchange feel natural (e.g., Use “What else can you do?” instead of simply “Back”)
Connect and Moderate
Allow users to attach and make meaningful relationships through your bot. But make certain all images, videos, and text are moderated before echoing them off to other users.
Avoid sending messages that are statements without an issue following soon after. Make sure conversations don’t end abruptly.
Sending Multiple Messages
This is tempting, but stay away from the one-sided conversation:
- Break It Down: Messages that require to incorporate many information should be weakened into multiple messages to avoid bombarding the user with an excessive amount of information directly .
- Add a Time Delay: Give users the prospect to read each message before receiving subsequent one; adjust the time delay supported the length of the previous message sent.
After you are done: Launch Kik Bot
Optimize Kik Features
Sending Text and Media Messages
On Kik Messenger App, your Bot can send video, links, and image message types to users. When sending media accompanied by text, send the rich media message first, followed by the text message to ensure no text gets cut off.
Receiving Message Types
Bots got to answer all message types, so be creative about it. Start chatting and scan data messages are usually sent to your Bot to start out or re-enter the conversation. If you can’t handle images, stickers, or videos, let the user know gracefully.
For optimal user experience, including a catch-all response for messages that don’t have a response. Be sure to always redirect the user back to the intended flow of conversation. This is a great time to use suggested responses.
Text and Picture-Suggested Responses
Suggested responses are designed to guide the chat flow for the user in a meaningful and entertaining way. Suggested responses are already a strong thanks to interacting together with your users; picture-suggested responses expand on them and supply a tremendous thanks to engaging and retain chatters.
Add this suggested response type, encouraging your users to incorporate their friends in your experience. Great advantages of this feature include challenging friends to a game, sending secret notes, and sharing your Bot with their friends.
Users can subscribe to your Bot by suggesting it to their friends. Make sure your Bot is optimized to feature value when mentioned during a group or private chat.
Do I want to understand the way to code to make a Kik Bot?
To launch a Bot on Kik you would like to code, use an authoring tool or partner with a Bot developer.
We have several dev partners that help brands build bots. If you would like to bring your Bot concept to life and wish a Bot developer, email us and we’ll connect you to a partner who can help!
How much does it cost to make a Kik Bot?
Bots are completely liberal to register and launch on the Kik Bot Shop, also as free for users to interact with.
Possible costs related to launching a Bot would be from a partnership or hosting service charges. For example, if you partner with a developer to form your Bot, they’ll charge for the creation – ask them for specific pricing.
Every Bot is given a limit of 10 users – these users can use your Bot while it’s in development. Users can simply access your Bot by searching its name on Kik – to try to this, a user can select the “+” symbol within the top right corner of their chats page, select “Find People” and sort within the bots’ username (not display name) within the search bar. Developers can also post the link to their Bot (kik.me/Bot name) which will direct them to instructions to find that Bot on Kik.
Learn: How to Keep Kik Account Private?
How do I register a Kik Bot?
Have an excellent Bot concept and prepared to build? Then you should register a Bot username. To register, all you have to do is:
Download the Kik app from the App Store or Google Play Store
Visit the Bot Dashboard on the desktop and follow the instructions to log in
Our trusty Bot, Bots worth, will send you a message on Kik. Follow its prompts to set up your bots’ username, display name, and profile picture.