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This article was published on November 10, 2015


Knock Knock, the contact-sharing app for students, now lets you ‘Shazam’ mutual friends

Knock Knock, the contact-sharing app for students, now lets you ‘Shazam’ mutual friends
Natt Garun
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Here’s a brief refresher: Earlier this summer, contact-sharing app Knock Knock — backed by celebrity investors Richard Branson, will.i.am and Sophia Bush — offered the opportunity for people to connect by knocking on their phone screens to swap contact info.

In an update, Knock Knock 2.0 now integrates more group chatting functionality by letting you not only look for nearby friends but mutual friends as well. This lets you know more info about the people around you, which Knock Knock bills as a ‘Shazam for People’ – stalkery as that may potentially be.

The app, aimed at the college crowd, allow students to find friends to, say, start a study group or prep a party squad.  If you’d like to include friends not on Knock Knock into group conversations on the app, you can also ‘@ mention’ a contact to bring them into the particular talk.

At the moment, the updated version of Knock Knock is open to users with an .edu email address. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

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