Kik Messaging & Chat App 17+

Messaging, Chatting & Live

Medialab - Kik

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Get connected.

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
• Share pics, videos, gifs, games, and more
• Meet new friends with similar interests

Get on Kik now. Start chatting!

What’s New

Version 16.16.1

Bug fixes & improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
469.8K Ratings

469.8K Ratings

Haley Jacoby ,

Love it (but I don’t like the new updates)

Ok so I’ve had Kik since 2 years back, it was awesome and worked amazing at that time. So I got a new phone and forgot about it and probably half a year later I got it again, it was great when I opened the app. It worked perfectly and I didn’t have any problems. So as time gone by I noticed a few bugs, example: I own a group so I’m the owner, sometimes when I open the app and a bot joins I try to remove it but it doesn’t give me the option so when I view the members, there’s two of me. The one that’s owner and the one that’s a member. So I ask the members if they see two of me in the members and they say no. I tried closing the app and reopening it but it never works so I just wait it out and let my admins do it for me. The update that I hated is when someone leaves a group chat, you can’t private message them. That update annoyed me a lot because I made some friends in some chats but they left but I can never get in touch with them unless I had them in my contacts which I do not. I’m only see that the bugs happen in the group chats. Also, the ads update, or what I think is a update is really annoying also because it really messed up al the chats I was in. I really hope they fix them because I love this app!

Katana0k ,

Good app that went downhill

I have had and used Kik for many years and I don’t know what happened but this app is barely useable nowadays. There are 3 main issues but first let me state that for the last 2 years I had the iPhone 11 Pro Max. And I just got the 13 Pro Max. So these issues aren’t because of an old phone. 1: It’s so laggy! It freezes up all the time. While loading, while trying to type out a message. It just freezes. 2: With the new iPhone 13 Pro Max it will not notify me. At all. I never know if I have a message now unless I actually tap to open the app then it will refresh and be like “Oh! So n so messaged you about an hour ago.” - When I had my 11 Pro Max this only happened randomly. But with the 13 I have not once gotten a notification from Kik. 3: The ads make this almost unusable. I get that you need ads since this is a free app. However, the way you’ve put them in and load are making the experience difficult because of issue number 1 that I listed. The ad freezes and then you have to kill the app which you may or may not need to see another pop up ad. And some of them won’t even close even when you tap the X in the corner resulting in having to kill the app and restart it. I really hope this gets fixed soon because I really do love the app since I’ve used it for many years but I could seriously go to another app like discord and not have to deal with any of these issues. I’m trying to be loyal but it’s getting harder each day…

EJMills ,

Good for chat but security flaws

I started using App based on suggestions that it was a private way to chat with others. Used mainly for adult purposes, or any scenario where you don’t want anyone to see a chat in your phone’s text messaging. The addition of specialized groups you can join to meet others with same interests to you was an added bonus. Actually made some real friends with the groups. What I find very disturbing is the extremely high amount of bots that are in the App. They are usually disguised as attractive women who privately message you, and then try to lure you with spam or a phishing link. Of course, I just report and block and delete them, but when you’re getting up to 10 a day, you start to realize KIK has a major problem. They can also join private groups and wreak havoc with members. Remember, children (17 y.o.’s per KIK, but I’m sure younger are using App) can use this App, so this can create real problems to the unaware. When you report the Spam Bots every…single…day, you would think KIK would take more stringent action to prevent this. Nothing. It simply allows you to block them. I thought reporting them would get their accounts removed, but when I look at my block list they still exist years later. Especially disturbing because the Spam Bots are always sexually explicit. Not for younger, or people sensitive to sexual harassment. Take this seriously, KIK.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please, make sure to flag the incident in question on Kik. Our moderation team will make sure to take action as soon as possible.

App Privacy

The developer, Medialab - Kik, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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