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Kik

MediaLab AI - Kik

3.8 Version 15.65.2.30442

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Version
15.65.2.30442
Updated on
2024-04-25
OS ANDROID
Varies with device
Downloads
179.5M
Released on
2010-06-25
Category
Communication
Developer
MediaLab AI - Kik
License
Free

Kik is a free messaging app aimed primarily at the teenage market, allowing users to chat and share with each other individually or in groups. Created in 2010 by Kik Interactive, a Canadian company, it has amassed millions of users worldwide.

Key Features of Kik

Kik is known for its feature allowing users to register without providing a phone number, thus preserving their privacy. Kik users identify themselves with usernames rather than phone numbers. The platform also supports the sharing of a wide range of multimedia content, including images, videos, sketches, emoticons, and more.

Group Chat and Kik Codes

Kik supports group chats, which users can join by scanning a Kik Code or by being added by another group member. Each group can have up to 50 members. Kik Codes, which are unique, scannable codes assigned to each user and group, make it easy to quickly add friends and join groups.

Chat Bots and Integration

Kik features chat bots that can send automated responses to messages, providing information, entertainment, and interactive experiences. Many companies use Kik bots for marketing and customer service. The app integrates with other popular services, allowing users to share content from these services directly within Kik.

Privacy and Safety

Kik has implemented several features aimed at protecting users' privacy and safety. Messages between users are encrypted, and personal information is stored securely. Kik also provides blocking and reporting features, allowing users to manage who can contact them and to report inappropriate behavior.

Availability and Pricing

Kik is available for iOS and Android devices. It is free to download and use, with in-app purchases available for premium features and content. These purchases, which fund the app's development and maintenance, are entirely optional.

Kik provides a unique messaging experience with its focus on privacy and broad multimedia support. Its use of chat bots and Kik Codes sets it apart from many other messaging apps. However, its primary teen audience means it is essential for users and parents to understand its privacy and safety features and use them appropriately.

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Rating

3.8

437158 reviews

Pros

  • The app allows easy online communication.
  • Offers unlimited free calls and messages.
  • Users can find new people to chat or call in the app’s community.
  • This is a free app.

Cons

  • By creating a profile, any other user can send you a message, which can be dangerous.
  • This app is not recommended for children or teenagers.
  • The app is frequently used to expose inappropriate content.
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