In January 2009, the Kik Interactive Inc. was founded by students of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Following the release of the first version of Kik Messenger in October 2010 the number of users grew constantly.
In November 2013, the free app had over 100 million users. The majority of users of the Messengers is from between 11 and 15 years old.
An added value of this app is that your privacy is protected because you do not need to exchange your phone number.
Free messaging app
Kik Messenger is a free messenger for almost every type of smartphone. All over the world this app has over 200 million users. The developers focus on the development of the app on simplicity and speed. This strategy appears to be a great success considering the number of users.
Also read: How to sign up for Kik
The app is very easy to use. Select your contact, tap your message and it will be sent immediately. The recipient must obviously use Kik Messenger.
With Kik, your username not your phone number determines your identity as a user. So you keep complete control over your privacy. You can, therefore, add other users with their username on your friends list.
Besides text messages, you can also send sketches, images, and YouTube videos without leaving the chat screen. This works via apps that can be added within Kik Messenger. These mini apps appear on the screen by swiping across the screen.
Kik Messenger is an instant messaging program and in contrast to SMS, it doesn’t charge you for sending messages. The application is available for the operating systems Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Phone.
Unlike WhatsApp, Kik can be installed on non-GSM-enabled mobile devices such as tablet computers.
In addition to sending text and voice messages, it is possible to share photo and video files and share YouTube videos and even drawn pictures, so-called Sketches.
Kik Messenger has the following features:
- free smartphone messenger app for all major platforms
- share sketches, memes, illustrations, links, and more
- Add contacts by username, not phone number,
- for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
- Public or group chat for up to 50 people
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