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
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- We've made some under the hood performance improvements to Kik
- We fixed a few display issues you may have noticed when using Kik, one of them being an instance where "is typing..." appears when it isn't supposed to
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Ratings and Reviews
This app has gone downhill in the last year or so. When they initially added gifs, I loved it. A few months into it, however, trying to find gifs, send them, and sometimes even receiving them would cause the app to freeze for several minutes if I didn’t close it completely. The freezing doesn’t just affect kik, but my entire phone. I have to close the app to stop the freezing on kik but my entire phone will remain that way for a few seconds. If I choose to leave kik while it’s freezing and use another app instead of closing the kik, the other app will freeze for a few seconds and completely reload. It’s very annoying and time consuming. Sometimes shutting down kik is useless too because when I reopen the app, it will say “connecting” and then it will shut itself down repeatedly. I usually have to restart my phone to get the app working again. I emailed support about this, but heard nothing. It’s been monnnths.
Occasionally, kik will also say someone is still typing if I return to the app to view a message they sent. The person hasn’t typed since they sent that message but it will show they’re still typing for a few seconds. It’s odd. Lastly, sometimes I’m not notified about messages until I return to the app. It’s as if so muted them but I haven’t. I hope kik actually fixes these issues but I doubt seeing as how I’ve had them for at least 6 months.
Big issue with this version
I have to give this a so-so rating because, while I've had little issue with Kik in the past, I detest this version's new autocorrect! It never properly autocorrects the last word of any message you type even if it is showing the correction on-screen, and will simply send the misspelled word. Often, more than just the last word is affected. There are times when entire sentences will show up rife with errors even after autocorrect 'pretended' to change the spellings for you and showed as corrected before you hit send. Either this is some cruel joke, or something was bugged in the process of implementing the new update. I also preferred the old greener logo, but that's not part of the rating. Just my personal preference. Lol
So yes, autocorrect isn't a huge issue on the surface, but it's really getting to me and affecting my overall experience, even making me consider not using the app anymore. Why? I rely heavily on autocorrect since I type fast. Sure, I can learn to slow down, and I tried that, but like I said, I've found the autocorrect LIES to you even when it shows as fixed. So the issue will never get better even if I try to adapt, which is disheartening at best. I'm very displeased with this version.
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. I really hope they fix them because I love this app!
- Kik Interactive Inc.
- 150.1 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2017 Kik Interactive Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.