- Last update: 01 Jan 2021
- Version: Varies with device
- Size: 38.75M
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- Author: Kik Interactive
- Content rating: Teen
- Package name: kik.android
- Last update: 24 Dec 2020
- Version: 11.35.0
- Size: 169 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Kik Interactive Inc.
- Content rating: You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Kik is a messenger that was created by a Canadian studio. The application can be downloaded on such platforms as iOS, and Android. Download Kik from the official web stores and try something new.
Functionality – 4/5
Correspondence in the application has got a typical form of dialogues. Also, here may be created group chats. Anyway, you won't be able to send voice messages or make video calls. Kik is a simple messenger for people who prefer to type.
If you want to find new people in the app, it's necessary to know their actual nicknames. The program does not get contacts from the device automatically. Also, Kik doesn't allow to share geolocation with other users.
Design – 5/5
Kik's design is very laconic and attractive. So, it's possible to see who's online, change profile avatars and group chats, pressing on the screen one or two times.
An interesting feature of this application is a convenient built-in browser in which users may find interesting content and media. Links from it are provided by preview, so all users can control their feed. Everything is designed so that people can do everything easily and quickly.
Usability – 4/5
In Kik, you can share photos and videos which size isn't bigger than 12 MB. But if the media is downloaded from the browser, or a link to it is provided, there usually don't appear any problems. Also, you can draw your own sketch in the application.
Kik positions itself as a super-fast instant messenger, and speed of message delivery is really high. Additionally, it's possible to see the delivery status of the message.
In the settings, you can change your name, tell friends about Kik free, select type of notifications. Yes, you can also choose a profile picture. In general, there are few settings.
In this Kik review, we'd like to say that the application is easy to deal with. If you have used other messengers, you'll understand how to send messages and media. It's also possible to write in support if something is not clear.
Cross-platform use – 3/5
You can download the program on Android and iOS. Unfortunately, the company's official blog does not report about possible client releases for computers or web version of the application.
We can say that synchronization with different devices is bad. If you have installed the application on the tablet, you won't be able to read the latest dialog from the phone, and you'll see only new incoming messages.
The application is free of charge. Anyway, there are many stickers in the program, both free and paid. Usually, they don't cost more than $ 2. In addition, Kik has no ads.
The Bottom Line
In Kik, there are no extra functions, and all that has been done is done at the highest level. The project is not able to surprise with a revolutionary approach to the process of communication on the Internet, but it can help users to keep in touch with friends and relatives, as well as share photos and videos.Collapse
If you want to try a new simple messenger with basic functions, you should download Kik.
Pros : Pleasant simple interface;
Possibility to share media;
Free of charge.
Cons : Small audience;
Not perfect synchronization with other devices.
Cross-platform use 3
Average : 4.0
Was it useful?
Can I create several accounts?
No, it's not allowed to prevent fake users.
Is Kik a free app?
Yes. Moreover, it's ad-free.
How to get new stickers on Kik?
Go to the main chat list, open a chat and tap the Sticker icon below "Type a message..." Then, to open the Sticker Shop, tap the Plus icon at the bottom left corner. Select "Download" next to the pack you like or tap the title to look through all the stickers in the pack.