The truly great thing about the Kik Messenger app is its innovation. While it is true that there are many other instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, and others, what keeps Kik Messenger getting stronger is the app’s commitment to innovation. One thing that is guaranteed is that people over at Kik Interactive are constantly working on making Kik Messenger better and more engaging. All this work has recently been translated into the introduction of Kik bots. Although there are now Kik bots for almost any purpose you can think of, without a doubt some of the most popular ones are the beauty bots.
There are so many different bots to choose from that it can almost become hard to find the right one for you. That is why, generally speaking, it is a good thing to focus on one category. In this instance we have chosen to do so with beauty bots.
In this article you will learn everything there is to know about beauty bots including how to create your own! A word of warning before you continue reading this article, though. This is not a technical tutorial. So if you are looking how to learn to code a Kik bot, you will have to go elsewhere. We will assume that you already know how to code so we will focus on all the other important considerations you will need to make in order to create a beauty Kik bot. If this sounds like you, then read on for lots of useful tips and information.
What Is A Beauty Bot?
The first thing we will need to know is what a beauty bot actually is. When Kik Interactive introduced their bots, they did so follow different categories. You can find those categories in the official Kik shop: https://bots.kik.com
The categories are important because they organize all the dozens of different bots that can be found at the shop. They are as follows:
- Fashion and Beauty.
So, for the purpose of this article, we will just be focusing on the “Fashion and Beauty” category. If you visit the Bot Shop and clicked or tapped on the “Fashion and Beauty” category, you would find lots of different Kik bots to interact with both on a one to one basis or as part of a Kik Group chat with one or more or your Kik friends. When and how you use Kik Beauty bots is, of course, entirely up to you.
You would notice that there are many different kinds of beauty bots at the official store. You would be able to find those that deal with fashion advice or others that focus more on hair and make-up. Some of them are run by famous fashion and beauty YouTube content creators. One thing that you will notice is that most beauty bots are devoted to female beauty but it can only be a matter of time until there would be some for men, too.
A minority of beauty bots (although the numbers keep growing) is run by brands or stores such as Nordstrom, or AEO Gift Guide.
So, if you would like to get any fashion or beauty advice, or even get some ideas for outfits, hair, or make up head over to the Kik Shop right now!
How Do You Create a Beauty Bot?
If you would like to create your own beauty bot, in this section of the article we will be providing you with a step-by-step guide on how to do this.
There are many bots and it may seem to you that there could not possibly be any room for more but you would be quite wrong if you thought that!
Since the introduction of the Kik Bot Shop back in early 2016, tens of thousands of Kik bots have been created. You could be the next Kik bot creator.
However, before you go ahead and try to create your own bot for Kik, you will have to make sure that you understand exactly what is at stake here.
The important thing here is to create a Kik bot that would adhere to the standards that have been set out by the app. You must ensure, therefore, that you know what those guidelines are before you go ahead with the creation of your new bot,
In this article we will give you insights on how to create a beauty bot, so hopefully you will avoid the most common pitfalls.
The number one thing you will need to do is to spend some time thinking about the bot you intend to create. Do not underestimate the amount of time and effort this could take.
Some key things to consider at that stage would be the following:
- You will have to have a clear purpose for your bot: ask yourself what you want your beauty bot to provide for its users.
- You will also need to make sure that your bot stands out from the crowd. As we saw earlier there is an already large and growing number of beauty bots so it is really important that you offer something new. The first thing to do, then, is to become really familiar with all the other existing beauty bots before you create your own.
Once you have determined those two things you will need to decide what your objectives. If this sounds a little bit business-like, it’s because it is! Do not be put off by this, though. All it means is that you need a very clear of what you are trying to achieve and how you will be able to measure whether you are achieving those objectives or not.
This part is also about figuring out what your marketing strategy should be.
But it is also really important that you do not overcomplicate things. One of the best ways to keep you focus and, at the same time, ensuring that you are keeping things simple is to choose a good name for your bot. What is a good name for a bot? Well, a good clue is to keep your bot name short. Always go for a name that, while still making sense (and this is also really important), would be as short as possible.
One all-too-common faux pas when it comes to choosing a name for a bot is to incorporate non-text symbols. We are talking here about emoji and other “fun” symbols that would only make the name of your bot confusing. Therefore, you would really want to avoid this at all costs. Stick to text characters at all times.
Another thing to consider when you are choosing a name for your beauty bot is to think about the personality you would want your beauty bot to have. Remember that users would be interacting with your bot so it needs to have a defined personality. Think of what personality type you would like it to have (for example, formal, informal, funny, serious, etc.) and then ensure that you pick a user name for it that would reflect its personality well.
But the user name is not the only thing that should reflect the personality of your beauty bot. You will have to ensure that it also shows its personality in the way it expresses itself (the language it will use), but also in the customer experience more generally.
When you start them coding your beauty Kik bot, you will have to include everything that you have considered. We would say that the most important thing you need to think about when you have reached this point is what you want your first message to be.
All users that engage with your beauty bot will get the same first message when they interact with it so this is really important. We could not stress more how important this is. In many cases, a first message that does not fit the bot’s personality will put off users. They may even decide not to continue interacting with your bot if they do not like the first message.
What is good is that if you have put enough thought into the creation of your new beauty bot, when you reach the point of building it, you will already know what you need to do. Not only that, but you should also have an extremely clear idea of what you are trying to achieve in terms of objectives and what personality you want your beauty bot to have. This would make it very easy for you to come up with your first message.
Once the first message has been created, you can chat to users in order to fully developed your beauty bots. Chatting with existing Kik users will help you develop the right language for your bot and decide what responses you would like it to give.
When developing the language for your beauty bots consider its personality bit also remember that you want users to feel like they are chatting to another human being so keep it all conversational. There is nothing worse that bots that sound unnatural.
That is pretty much it when it comes to building a successful beauty bot on Kik. If you have any questions or feedback for us, please leave us a message in the comments section.