Facebook Launches New 'Kit' App for Apple Watch to Keep in Touch With Your Closest Friends

Facebook's experimental NPE Team today has launched a new app called "Kit" or "Keep in Touch" for connecting with close friends over Messenger on the Apple Watch.

To get started, users scan a QR code on the Apple Watch, or enter an access code at fb.com/devices. Then, users select a Messenger contact and can quickly send that person a message, voice recording, emoji, or their location with a single tap.

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While the main Facebook Messenger app already supports the Apple Watch, TechCrunch notes that Kit is focused on keeping in touch with close contacts, such as a significant other, best friend, or family member. Kit is essentially a simplified version of the Messenger app on Apple Watch for keeping in touch with only a few people.

This is the second app released by Facebook's NPE Team in the last week after "Tuned," a messaging app designed to provide a "private space" for couples to connect. "NPE" stands for "New Product Experimentation."

Kit is free on the App Store for Apple Watch only. It appears to be limited to Canada for now.

Top Rated Comments

Baymowe335 Avatar
52 months ago
Even through the App Store, I don’t want Facebook Apps on my devices.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
212rikanmofo Avatar
52 months ago
Facebook always finding ways to conveniently spy on us and steal our data. What a joke. So glad I deleted this social "experiment" app from my life years ago.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CaptainBlue Avatar
52 months ago
Or you could just use iMessage to your Apple device owning close friends.

What is the point, other than another attempt to slurp valuable personal data into the Facebook universe?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Slippery Gimp Avatar
52 months ago
Or you could just phone or meet up with your close friends.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheSkywalker77 Avatar
52 months ago
Ew, Facebook. Strong pass for me. :)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
52 months ago
Brilliant, nothing like buying your "premium" itoy waving the "privacy" flag all over only to install crap like this later on.

Seems like Zuckerberg knows their user-base as well as Timmy.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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