KIK Messenger: About and Features


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About KIK Messenger
KIK Messenger as the name suggests is an online chat messenger that has become one of the leading ways by which you can stay connected to your family, friends, colleagues and so on and so forth. With just a click of a button say hi to Josh, invite Lisa to a party, share a picture with your mom. Whatever you can think of, it does that for you. This is just not all about this amazing text chat messenger. With this chatting application you can not only chat with your friends but you can also browse the internet using its in-built app browser without having to leave the app at all.

How cool huh? KIK also comes with optimized developer tools that lets developers share their web content on it in a way that boosts their developed content.

One of the most interesting fact about it is that it was founded in 2009 by a group of students from Waterloo University. Their main aim was to shift the audience from PC to smartphones which they did did very well.


KIK being founded in 2009 has reached over 250m within 7 years of its total market span. It is one of the leading competitors in today’s rapidly growing chat messengers.

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This constantly improving messenger is a major competitor with some industry giants such as Whatsapp with a very sleek and clean and user-friendly. It’s registration process might not be little tedious but the rest of the application is just awesome to in its functionality.
We do not yet know how the app owners plans to monetize the service that they are providing. It would be pretty harsh on their part to charge the its users as we are used to using this chat client for so long now. One probable thing would be mobile ads, but it can surely change the user experience that this app currently provides.

Features of KIK Messenger


1. It takes least amount of memory on your mobile device compared to other instant messaging chat clients.

2. It runs on almost every platform , from Blackberry OS to iOS, Android, Windows phone and it can run on PC as well (using an android emulator such as Bluestacks)

3. It allows its users to send instant messages, share photos,videos and other web content to whomsoever they wish to connect with on Kik

4. It does not use mobile numbers for registration, rather it uses unique usernames. This allows you to control whom you chat with which makes sense as there would be minimal amount of spam.

5. Using this mobile based application you can actually search with you mobile contacts as well but only if the other user has this visibility turned on on app settings as well. If it is, then KIK would automatically let you know via an app notification if it finds any one in your contact list on your mobile device.

6. It works over mobile data or wifi network and it does not require high speed internet. It works pretty well over 2G as well.

7. It has this amazing feature with which you can also chat with bots. For instance you can chat with a page named as ‘vines’. Each time you send a message to this vines bot, it would send a fun vine to you which you can watch and enjoy.

8. There are multiple category for these bots few being entertainment, lifestyle and games. Chose what you want and the bot would show up to have you entertained.

9. It also keeps the newly added people separate from the already existing ones. It blurs out the pic and the message so that it is up to you if you want to chat with them or not or even see their messages or diplay pic.

10. It also has a read receipt feature which means that whenever you send a text to someone, you will be notified when that person reads your message.

11. It is fairly easy to use. You can also share stuff on other social platforms using a single share button in the app.

KIK messenger is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows smartphones and now even on PC. What's your excuse for not signing up with KIK?
Do share your experience here if you have tried this application before or recently. Well if you have not already, then please go ahead and do it now. :)

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