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 mo...
Good but with one problem
At first when I got kik for the first time, everything was okay. Chats were working, no crashes, and I even joined one group that shared the same interest as me. People were really nice I guess-one person welcomed me, others just ignored me minding their own business and that was fine by me. I even started opening up and talking to some members and it actually wasn't awful, but I did leave because one people weren't really talking much though there were like more than 40 people that joined and two there was lots of cursing. After that, I decided to not join any groups for a while. But a few days ago, I was like"Hey, why not join another group like the one I joined?" So I searched up groups with that one same interest as the first group and found many. Some were full but I eventually found some that still had some space left. But here's the thing: when I tried to join it, it just kept saying that there was a problem and to try again. I thought that it just happened to this group for some reason but it didn't. The message still kept popping up to other groups. And that is also why I've given this 4 stars. I really hope I can get told why this happens and if it's just a glitch, please fix it for I would really like to join another group and talk to others again.
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!
Its ok but...
I like this app I’ve been a member for going on five years so I’ve definitely seen changes with the original developers compared to the current version. I understand the need for ads in order to pay for the app as it’s free however your website claimed they wouldn’t be intrusive i beg to differ as they appear inside of chats as ad banners this isn’t a good way to add apps into an app and it makes me want to uninstall it, however as i have friends on here I won’t. Instead I’m offering a different type of way to have ads a way that kik used to do ads. There used to be kik points which allowed you to get different emojis, and stickers. You earned these through both games and video ads which the user chose to watch or see. What if you did a system like this again? And have emojis, stickers, and custom themes we could get with points. It would be a great non intrusive way to include ads to keep the app running and add some more fun back into the app! Hope this review helps!
App is falling apart
The app used to be very versatile and active but with the shutting down rumor many groups have members that no longer use the app even owners. Is there a plan for an an update to make it so users can take a group back if the owner is no longer around? Like after a certain time period the most active member in the group is promoted to owner if the owner has been gone and no admins are available to inherit the ownership. Also with the ban cap. Many people tire of having to manually remove bans so that they can ban toxic members. Could we get an update where when a new member is banned after the cap. The longest ban would be lifted as the banned member most likely won’t be back after that time. We also would like a feature to hand over ownership without having to leave a group. Some people just want to pass on that torch and be another member for a while. Oh. And groups would automatically be deleted if all members exceed 3 months of inactivity? One last one. I highly recommend that the role play bot come back with a block feature that’s accessible. Even if the bot was misused. It was an excellent opportunity for role players to share their ideas and connect with people that had the same style. I loved the format personally of the old bot. Even just bringing that back would make my day.
I’m doing the review after seeing in the news they are being blamed for exploiting teens to sexual abuse and murder. How does an app get blamed for the actions of others. And why do people have to be held accountable for the actions of others. But then again people say they don’t like social media because people are all i their business. That’s bull. Those people post their business. Not social media. It’s just a platform. Don’t post your business then. But yet blame social media and these same people go to a brunch and talk about their personal business there anyways. It’s the people that use the apps or the platforms. That’s all they are is a platform. People meet on Facebook and all the other apps just as easy. And as long as there are evil in the world. They will continue to do so. Robbing people In a legal fashion such as law suits and closing down apps will not resolve that. But it will put money in someone’s pocket. They are not getting sued by people that care for and love people so much. Rediculous! The same as blaming guns for killing. And saying money is evil. And peopelr blaming the spoons because they are fat !
Why are there so many bugs?
Troubleshooting with the app has completely crashed for me an my friend almost, and it’s become very annoying. Our messages will get stuck on Sent and it’s a gamble if they will arrive or not to the chat, and half of the messages never display Delivered and that’s also a gamble for if they actually arrived or not. We’ll get notification sounds for new messages and once we open that chat that we guessed it “arrived” in, it’s not there most of the time and we have to send the message again. I’ve tried doing what the help articles for Connection troubleshooting and Red Recipients along with the Notifications article which are all the same thing, but they’ve done literally nothing. The only noticeable difference was at the beginning whenever one of my messages displayed Delivered, but it never happened again and it appeared to only have worked for the first two minutes. I’ve had to redownload the app as well, which didn’t work in the slightest either. I can’t keep turning my phone on and off every two minutes in the hopes that my messages will actually reach my friends. Please make an effort into fixing this.
The Ban System
Let me start off by saying I am writing this not for my sake but for my girlfriends sake. I have been a member of kik for almost five years. I have always loved the app and enjoyed it a lot. My girlfriend, however, told me about the ban system set in place. I believe the perma ban system you have set up where if you prove there is wrong doing you can lose your account is acceptable. I do not, however, believe that the temporary ban system in place is fair. My girlfriend is an admin of a group chat and is worried because someone is falsely reporting them because their friend was removed from the group because they were rude to others. One of the admins has already received a temporary ban due to these false reports and quite frankly I don’t believe it is fair that they did. I believe a better system for temporary bans should be in place to prevent innocent people to be banned. Thank you for reading this and I really do enjoy the app but I strongly believe that to make the app even better the temporary ban system needs to be changed.
Update Nov 24th 2019
I’ve used Kik for over two years now. Yes, the video chat option is now gone yet that hasn’t improved performance. Kik fails to get new message alerts to my locked screen. Even while in the app there are issues. I will get the alert sound or vibration if my phone is silenced that I have a new message yet nothing shows up in the chat I’m in and when I go back to my list of current chats there isn’t a new message there either. I have to leave Kik, close the app entirely and restart it to get the new message to show up. This delay is even noticeable when the alert that someone is typing goes up on the top of the screen yet the messages you just sent them stay on D for delivered instead of changing to R for read even after you receive a new message in the same chat! I’ve restarted my iPhone several times with no improvement in the app’s performance. There are now ads on every screen in the app so maybe so much priority is being given to their refresh rate that only the barest crumbs of the app’s ability are left for my messaging functions. I’m actively seeking a replacement platform which saddens me as I was so excited to hear that Kik would be staying.
Don’t bother with this app
I thought this app was nice at first. After using it a while it became clear that you cannot use it unless you verify your personal information to the owner and admins of chat rooms. In order to stay you are asked to submit your age, exact location and a live picture or you will be removed from the group. I reviewed Kiks community standards and even wrote regarding this issue. I received a response that this is not condoned by Kik and that it would be investigated but it still goes on to this day. I do not feel that this is something that Kik should allow to happen. I feel as if the group owners/ admin are being predatory picture collectors gathering whatever information they can about you. I understand the need for safety but when I am asked to provide this information to admin that do not provide their own information then there is a problem. I do not have a problem with the app itself and think Kik has done a good job with it. I do however think that the way people are misusing it is discouraging. I would not recommend friends to use Kik unless they are comfortable with sharing so much personal information to individuals whom you have no idea who they are.
I'm Disappointed – Again.
Video chat isn't working again... It was fixed for a little, then it happened again. Furthermore, now Kik doesn't show "Camera" under pictures that I've taken on Kik. Problem #1: I have been trying to start a video chat over and over, and it keeps saying "Failed to Join Video Chat" because of some "Problem Connecting to Network." Except my network is still perfectly fine. It's letting me send messages in a fraction of a second, so why does Kik suddenly say that my network connection is bad only when I want to start a video chat? The video chat feature was working perfectly fine yesterday, so why isn't it working now? Furthermore, why is it saying that there's something wrong with my own personal network? That's not right. Please fix this, because I'm positive that it's not my network that's acting up - it's the Kik app that's acting up. As for the while camera photo thing, this is brand new to me. I've never had this issue in the past, but ever since today's update, it's happening to me. I was reading up on the update history of Kik and it says this was fixed in the past, but guess what? It's happening again and it needs to be fixed again...
If I could give this program a negative star I tke it to the store I would. KIK is one of the worse chat programs with absolutely no support. Many times as I sent a message earlier often just sit in the sending mode taking for ever to be delivered. I had made up a new profile because I was getting bothered by unwanted people on my first one. Unfortunately I forgotten my password so went to the help center to see how to get a new one I followed the directions. I did exactly as I was supposed to and according to the program my password was changed but it would not except my password during login. So I figured I would just go back and change it again but KIK only lets you change the password once a day, but I tried to change it again then it told me I had to wait three days. Then I wrote to the help center and all you get from them as an automatic response telling you to go back to the forgot your password website which of course does absolutely no good. Now I’m locked out of the program for the next three days so I’m not waiting that long. I downloaded Snapchat using that and much happier so anyone reading this I suggest you do the same as I did.
Needs more organization options
This is a great messaging app and I have made a ton of new friends who are into the same things I am. HOWEVER: some MAJOR organization needs to happen. I really don’t like how unorganized it is! 1. It should be able to be organized by groups and direct messages, like two separate chunks, so you have your directs in the top and groups in the bottom, separated by a line or a category or something. I hate having to scroll through tons of messages just to see where the notification is coming from!!! 2. I wish I could flag messages that I want to return to at a later time. So I’d like to be able to read them but then flag them so I can keep them at my attention. 3. Wish I could pin certain groupchats to the top. 4. there should be options for “turn off all group notifications” so i don’t have to go into each one separately and do it manually. As well as would love an option for “alert all groups with this message”. 5. I’d like to be able to add people into a group chat FROM my singular chat that I’m having with them. There should be an option from the personal message to “add to a group” which then populates with all the groups I’m in, from which i can choose which one to add them to. Not having to exit the chat then go find the group then go to add people and find the person from a list of recent chats in order to add them, would be great. Otherwise I love the app.
Take down the ads 🤬🤬🤬
Ok I've complained about this once & here I am complaining about it again, I loved how Kik messenger had no ads before it was about to shutdown you guys are ridiculous 👿👎 the flashing ads are useless there is no need to have these ads on my screen I don't want to see them ever Kik messenger was fine until the updates went back to the old thing 😖😖😖 I hate the ads just like all other apps they have ads but not where it blocks like half of my conversations with someone I talk to I recommend you take the ads down cause I don't want this app to have anything with ads I'm sure other people are complaining about it to I've sent a complaint also on your guys Twitter page & on the messenger app itself I'm furious 😤I'm giving this app a one star it's terrible how you guys have pointless ads FIX IT WITH NO ADS OR I'M COMPLAINING AGAIN 😒😒😒 I am glad there's a person who bought the app before it was shutting down but the stupid ridiculous ads have got to go. P.S I'm NOT giving this a 5 star unless you guy UPDATE the app to NO ADS cause they are ridiculous & annoying like I said everyone who is giving bad reviews now is annoyed with the ADs
This app is eh. It has a decent text chat, with some nice emoji features and gifs and can allow for some decent groups. The texting is often fluid and there have only been a few app crashes here and there. However, there seems to be a bug with the group texts. You have this option to mute the group for an hour, a day, and until you turn off the mute (forever). So, I have all my groups muted until I want to turn them on. However, I still get notifications from these groups despite muting the groups. I’m not supposed to receive these notifications. I’ve been forced to turn off notifications for Kik all together because I receive so many. I’m in a few large groups and so the notifications pile up. But this problem shouldn’t be happening. I’d ask Kik to look into it. There is also, occasionally, a problem with the app itself. It’ll be stuck on the “loading...” State and you won’t be able to text anyone or receiver texts. Kik bugs out and basically you can’t do anything until it decides to stop. And so I hope Kik does something about these two issues.
STOP WITH THE NEW FEATURES YOU JUST BREAK IT MORE!!!
So I got a notification to update my apps like I always do. Everything seems alright and I see this kik update promised a new feature. "Emoji express" so yeah I happily download the new version hoping I'll get some of the other new features. First off, I didn't. Kik why is your updates so spotty? There was a feature to send multiple pictures at once, a feature I wanted but every time I updated I never got it. There was also a feature that let you write a bio on the settings page, also never got. Then I see some people finally got the profile picture rings, something I had gotten weeks ago before the next update got rid of them. I get none of these but instead nothing but bugs. My profile picture will no longer change. Just like the emoji express when I go to change it I get a message that I have a network error and bad signal. But I'm hooked up to wifi with data support if it did need that. How is there a network problem when my messages send just fine? Kik you are breaking a good app and the few good features by trying to add more. Please fix the profile problem and just take awake emoji express.
Yes. Kik is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 379,533 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.3/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Kik Is 23.1/100.
Yes. Kik is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 379,533 Kik User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Kik Is 23.1/100.
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Jun 17 2021
A couple of my groups have suddenly stopped receiving new members and even bots. The groups can now only been be found if full hashtag is entered into search too. Is this a problem for other groups too? How can it be rectified?
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