What is Kik mainly used for?
Kik allows users to send and receive text messages, photos, videos, and more. It's also completely free to use, which is one of the main reasons why it's so popular with teens.
Primarily, Kik is designed for messaging not finding the love of your life. But the platform does encourage romantic chats through two of its internal apps: Flirt! And Match & Chat. Sort of like Kik's answer to Tinder, you can swipe left or right to chat to different users and they can swipe to find you, too.
Yes, you can. Go to the Kik.com website and go to the login page. Enter your details, press Enter and you'll be able to use Kik online.
You might've got a message on Tinder, Instagram, or Snapchat, which reads something like "Kik?" or "Kik me", and wondered about its meaning. This is simply a request to add you on the messaging app. They will need your username if you have one—though you may not want to add them anyway.
We definitely want you to make new friends on Kik. However, we don't recommend sharing personal information with them, like your address, phone number, or password.
Can Kik messages be traced? By-and-large, messages on Kik Messenger cannot be traced. Kik does not have access to content sent over the app, and residual data regarding messages is deleted shortly after they are sent. However, certain facets of Kik use can be traced by Kik if a user's exact user name is known.
Kik is known for its features preserving users' anonymity, such as allowing users to register without the need to provide a telephone number or valid email address.
If we have reasonable grounds to believe that Kik has been used to commit a child pornography offence, we'll file a report with our local law enforcement agency. Kik users are encouraged to contact our Kik Support team if they feel they are being impersonated on Kik.
Kik is a free cross-platform mobile messaging app available for both Android and iOS users as well as Windows and Mac computers.
Kik is way more than just messaging. It's the easiest way to connect with your friends, stay in the loop, and explore-all through chat. No phone numbers, just pick a username. Choose who to chat with one-on-one and in groups.
Who uses Kik the most?
Kik's biggest and most active users are aged 13-24 years old. This age group represents around 70% of all active users on the app.
Unlike other apps that require you to disclose your phone number, Kik allows you to sign up and send messages with just your email address, which helps maintain your privacy.
How do you know if someone is online on Kik? Unlike the giant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, WeChat, and Viber, Kik has a unique appeal to its users. If you see the letter R (means Read) beside your sent message then a person is online or active on Kik.
Kik allows anyone to sign up with just a name and an email address (which can be fake). Users don't need to connect the app to a phone number and are only identified by their username. Privacy and anonymity is a big part of the app's appeal.