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Description
Get connected. 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 Get on kik now. Start chatting!
cant join public groups
by Krazy Miloe on 2019/12/14 07:09
keeps saying “ oops give it another whirl “ and thats for any group i restarted my phone and logged out and back in so you guys need to come out with an update to fix it thanks
Take it down!
by (...!& on 2019/12/14 06:45
I’m tired of seeing the ad it’s getting annoy and make my phone freezing all the time. I really want them to take ad down
Camera issues/video chat/ads
by DuHaßt98 on 2019/12/14 06:28
I doubt anyone from the developers reads these but on my iPhone X every time I send a live picture I end up with two pictures in my camera roll, it has never done that before and it needs fixed, 2: bring back video chat ASAP! 3: Get rid of these annoying ads, they are legitimately slowing everything down not only that they are covering chats and it’s making the app lag.
Not as good as it once was
by Ang3333333333 on 2019/12/14 06:09
Now there are ads- no biggie However changes that have forced me to use other apps are FONT is WAY TOO SMALL!!! Emojis are now WAY TOO SMALL
Kik notifications not working
by hehshshshhssvjssuvsvsu on 2019/12/14 02:44
I’ve had kik for about four years and for the past year it’s been giving me silent notifications and the message disappears right after they send it to me.
Adds 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨WHAT THE.....
by Flop-hates-pop-up-ads! on 2019/12/14 01:38
I’ve been using KIK for a few years now. I don’t mind the adds but can you take the adds off when I’m sending messages. Maybe have the adds when on the home screen not when I’m sending a messages. Seriously thinking of deleting the app now. It’s like having adds when sending a text message. WHY??? Please remove the adds.
Jay rather
by jsyrater on 2019/12/14 01:23
Banned for no reason from public forums
Likely will switch to discord
by FlashingAdsInMyFace on 2019/12/13 22:18
I’ve had this app for years and have loved it. It’s been a great way to keep in touch with friends out of the country. As of a recent update it puts a large, distracting flashing banner advertisement right in the chat. I’m all for supporting the devs through ads, but did they really need to put a broken flashing ad right in the middle of my screen?
why the app crashing
by hark fan on 2019/12/13 14:24
I like the kik app But it keep on resetting itself How can this be fixed ?
Keeps resetting itself
by Jai🐉🤍 on 2019/12/13 08:01
The app keeps closing me out and resetting itself, causing me to lose all of my chats and it’s really annoying.
Mixed bag
by bdbsejbs on 2019/12/13 06:25
why is it everytime it gotta like your not human obviously everyone on kik is a human sooooooooo why is that a thing I hate it please take it out next update
Don’t bother
by SnorlaxMode on 2019/12/13 05:15
If you create an account, you better never plan on deleting it. They make it absolutely impossible to delete an account and don’t respond to support requests at all.
Ungh
by Jbrown677 on 2019/12/13 04:26
I used to love kik in fact I’ve had it for years and use it daily. Since the introduction of ads and I’m assuming the purchasing of the app by another company it has been disgustingly glitchy. I keep my app up to date and it freezes, is extremely slow, and crashes frequently. The ads freeze up my kik when they change . The most frustrating thing is I admin a majority of groups I’m in and it’s hard to keep up when the application isn’t even functioning as it should/ was previously. I’m glad kik didn’t get shut down, but can we make this app functional again?????
Kik: jessicaroxalin
by guillenj on 2019/12/13 02:18
👋🏻
NO vídeo
by Tina the uber driver on 2019/12/13 01:56
Had this app 6 almost 7 years !! It use to have a video option... what happened to it?
Video chat..
by Nova_Boo on 2019/12/13 01:23
Why did you take away video chat? Me and my friends were so devastated that it’s gone. Please bring it back!
Don’t update!
by godD4ddy on 2019/12/12 23:54
Still not being notify of received messages. I’m starting to see more ads. I sense that kik will soon be infested with ads... when that time comes, it will be deleted.
Great app with a twist
by Cutlass50 on 2019/12/12 22:02
This app works as intended but with ads it’s gonna get two stars cause I don’t like that crap.Second thought I’d wish the new owners would also aim for a demographic of woman ages 21 to 40 this would make the app more popular but over all if you unlimited internet go for it.
Please give an option to pay to remove ads!
by WinAmanda on 2019/12/12 20:19
The ads are intrusive and if there is no option to pay to remove them, I will be moving to another app.
Bad
by geruhvc123 on 2019/12/12 17:26
It freezes up a lot
Scrolling ads???? Now I wish Kik had just died
by IPhone4ever till iPhone5 on 2019/12/12 14:49
Lately the ap has been a little clumsy, but now I’m getting scrolling ads on every page, and they’re obnoxious and a total distraction when you’re trying to type and read! I was initially thankful Kik was staying, but if it’s going to be like this I’m done. Either offer a cheap premium ad-free version or get rid of the poorly placed ad banners ***UPDATE*** Now some of the ads are flashing and CAN TRIGGER SEIZURES!!!! I’ve already experienced an issue with them because of my own medical condition related to a concussion! Clearly KIK doesn’t care because they have no support AT ALL
Not connecting and running slow
by niiick p on 2019/12/12 13:11
BRING BACK CAM FEATURE! Kik is extremely slow starting up and running slow when it finally gets going. It freezes and crashes as well. PLEASE FIX
I like kik
by Mimi272013 on 2019/12/12 09:35
Y I can't video chat on Kik no more please can y'all fix it but this update is not good
Compared to Android, laggy and bad experience
by mckennapsean on 2019/12/12 08:49
Recently switched from Android Pixel 2 to iPhone 11 Pro. Kik has gotten slower generally since the ads, but now on iOS locks up and freezes up in the app when open in the background. Messages load slowly even when active in the background. Occasionally the app locks up for 20ish seconds and is unresponsive. I have heard similar reports from other iPhone users.
Disgusting
by Vpoptart on 2019/12/12 05:48
The new update has just absolutely bricked my phone when I use this app. The moment you added ads to the chats it does nothing but lag and stutter and freeze and I will have to sometimes relaunch the app twice just to send a single message. Maybe you should have worked out bugs before shoehorning in all these ads.
People
by ohhhhhba on 2019/12/12 01:57
Love all the categories 💥💥💥💥💥
Glad it’s back
by trueshadow on 2019/12/11 23:51
It’s an awesome app
Disappointed.
by haibasuga on 2019/12/11 22:59
I’ve used this app for years now, so many that I’ve lost count. They’ve taken the video chat away which is disappointing because I use this app to talk to my long distance significant other. I also do not understand why they’ve added the ads to the app but it’s making Kik lag severely and have major issues connecting. I have to turn my phones airplane mode off and on frequently since it doesn’t just connect anymore. I have never had this many issues with this app but I’m tempted to find another one we can use to communicate because I’m fed up with the ads and the lagging and the difficulties connecting. It’s frustrating and absolutely annoying. Sad to say this app actually used to be quality but now it’s just nothing but crap.
Update
by Niceguy68 on 2019/12/11 21:41
Last update hasn’t helped my keyboard still freezes up when typing kik is very lagging and boots people off and takes forever to connect has become worse sense new ownership took over
Where’s the video chat??????
by a_elaghil on 2019/12/11 21:23
I was using it everyday!!! What’s wrong with you guys?? Why did you remove it?
crashing and glitching. line is a better app
by Bdkxv on 2019/12/11 20:48
It keeps crashing and glitching which causes me to lose all my chats. I also switch they had new features.
Less enjoyable now
by Flimith518 on 2019/12/11 18:09
It’s had better days.
Hate Ads Offer Premium
by Triumvirate111 on 2019/12/11 15:04
I hate the ads. They’re distracting and not visually appealing. If you offered a premium ad free version I would gladly pay to remove the ads.
Need to talk to someone in support
by Jmon02 on 2019/12/11 14:41
I think someone has logged into my kik account and is messaging with people pretending to be me. They tried to deactivate my account after and I got the email but when I logged in there was no messages. Is there a way to see what messages were sent and what IP address it came from? I tried emailing but it seems your support is all automated.
Video chat?
by Guns4353 on 2019/12/11 10:28
The lack of support is ridiculous. No answers to emailed questions. Perhaps I should pretend to be an adverser, I bet they gat all the help they need. Stupid ad banners. Where did video chat go?
I like it
by kokeshimiu on 2019/12/11 08:19
But i would prefer if u can send more than one photos at the same time.
Why is it not letting me call no one???
by bamaroses on 2019/12/11 05:24
Why can’t you call on it no more??? It use to let me now it not
Terrible customer service
by Leo5182 on 2019/12/11 04:39
I have been unable to gain access to their help center to learn more about privacy settings despite numerous attempts to log in. The username and password that is set up for the app login doesn’t work for help center login. When I’ve tried to send an email all I get is automated messages say the company is unable to help with password issues.
lose the ads
by kib565 on 2019/12/11 03:50
the ads are lagging the app so bad fix it or remove them it’s ruining my group and experience overall
What happened?!
by Raye193 on 2019/12/11 01:11
I used to like kik. First you got rid of the video, and added ads. The ads make it sooo buggy! It’s absolutely awful now!!! It’s SOO buggy, so glitchy and always connecting, never loading. Messages are hours late and never sent or delivered on time. Whoever is in charge of Kik has ALOT to fix. Not happy at all. Please if your going to keep this app around then make it functional! If not just Shut. It. Down!!!
Take off ads! Give us the option to delete accounts on the settings!
by umm is every username taken? on 2019/12/11 00:54
Ever since the stupid ads been appearing on my account it’s been crashing the app and slowing me down. I type a message and then it crashes. I never had any problems until ads started appearing on the bottom and top of accounts on Kik!
Video chat
by annoyedkikuserz on 2019/12/10 23:24
Where did the video chatting feature go?
Old version
by BSAM 2131312 on 2019/12/10 21:10
It is very very bad, new version is bad, it has alot of ads
A BIG ISSUE
by CryingBread798 on 2019/12/10 13:11
Someone somehow was able to get my internet provider address, send it to me, and tell me my personal information. This needs to be fixed and there needs to be parameters in place to avoid this for future reference cause this shouldn’t be able to happen. It’s unsafe.
literally wish i could reverse the update
by Longtimetwitteruser on 2019/12/10 05:19
been with kik almost a decade now. now you just decide to throw ads in and make it laggy and lose the space for chats on top of the already laggy ui? horrible addition. can’t believe you’ve been running well for so long and then randomly throw in ads. absolutely dumb. i won’t delete the app because its the only form of communication with some people, but this is a horrible update and if i could revert to the previous one with NO ADS and less lag, i’d do it in a heart beat.
No no no
by jonesloveee on 2019/12/09 17:43
There some small bugs that I could deal but u thought maybe I should update it see if it will help... now there is ads..annoying!
Last update
by rough forher on 2019/12/09 17:31
The last update changed the emojis, we don’t like it!!!!!
Excellent save, but bring back video chat
by CriptidBr on 2019/12/09 17:29
Been using Kik for two years now and have greatly enjoyed it. I was glad it was saved but a return of the video chat feature would be greatly appreciated.
Ads? Really?
by ToxicKatieBug on 2019/12/09 16:49
We have a great group on there. Just updated the app and now it’s just filled with ads. Makes the app crash and perform slow. I guess that’s the price of being able to keep the app. The new owners only care about making that $$$?? Grrrr
Ads? Really?
by XboxNerd432 on 2019/12/09 00:55
Use to be great... but now you have ads... and I’m sure in the near future you’ll offer some form of payment to be rid of it. Edited and changed to one star... never loads messages due to ads and crashes. I can tell you that it’s the ads because they won’t load until after the ads take their time first.
Apple screwing up yet another app
by MissMyAndroid210 on 2019/12/09 00:28
Kik worked just fine on my Galaxy Note 8, just switched to iPhone 11 Pro and many regrets. But kik runs so slow in my brand new iPhone and just crashes 8/10 times I open it. Have to wait about 2 min for it to load up the messages, and typing out and sending a short reply (under 75 characters) takes several minutes. Can’t believe people use this app on iOS. Though I blame Apple for their terrible and stringent “guidelines” they put on developers.
To many pop ups
by -/:qwq on 2019/12/08 22:46
The pop up advertising is terrible!
Bring back Video
by T Savory on 2019/12/08 19:22
Hate the ads, and we want video chat back.
Wow
by MadzPika on 2019/12/08 16:49
Ok so you added adds whatever, BUT would really love it if I could you know ACTUALLY USE THE APP. Keeps crashing and messages stuck on s.
Keyboard freezes, too many resources for ads
by The Smoked Blade on 2019/12/08 15:11
When priority of functionality goes to the ceaseless advertisements lagging the chat functionality, you know the new owners don’t care about the app. They’ve done away with user support staff, just like they did away with video chat. I wonder how many users they’ve lost, as opposed to when the announcement for initially kik shutting down caused in decreased users.
Has ads now
by sjw215 on 2019/12/08 13:39
Has ads now and no premium version to get rid of them pretty lame
Not heinous but...
by Heatherbmc on 2019/12/08 13:02
I understand the need for ads but please bring back video chat.
Ads
by Glloom on 2019/12/08 06:24
Take them ads away. Such a trashy move and everyone hates them.
Kik
by brandy peeps on 2019/12/08 04:50
I love kik
Why
by andras.mohacsi on 2019/12/08 04:11
Cannot delete account
one problem
by Censøred on 2019/12/08 02:53
it’s a good app but ever since the recent update i’ll go on kik, type something but my kik will just freeze. i’ve restarted it, i’ve deleted it then downloaded it, i’ve reset my phone, and it still does it.
Needs to be iPad compatible.
by notabadname on 2019/12/08 02:24
Needs to be iPad compatible. Having to turn iPad vertically to use is annoying. And having it not fill screen. These are simple graphical tweaks to add.
Ads
by Kolyat on 2019/12/08 02:18
Please get rid of the recent ads inserts. It takes away space from where we used to be able to see chats when we type. Now when we type we have a tiny space to see the previous messages to respond to, and the ads make the text touch response time slow and really laggy.
Maaaan
by Lebron jaaaaames on 2019/12/08 01:39
Ads made it laggier than it used to be, Karen.
Still learning how to get around in it
by ed dol on 2019/12/08 00:24
Still learning how to get around in it
Problem with the app
by Chilljew26 on 2019/12/08 00:13
This app is good and all, but the it keeps crashing, freezing, and the ads make it lagged. I hoping this would be fixed in the next update
Fixes
by missmandee87 on 2019/12/07 14:09
It freezes a lot, your page thing says there’s a video chat option but I can’t find it anywhere.... you should make a paid version to get rid of these pesky ads
Does what it’s supposed to but.
by jbnz71 on 2019/12/07 11:37
Needs the ability to be passcode locked. Huge drawback. Most other apps like this have that ability.
U G H
by jenpuuri on 2019/12/07 06:03
should have just let this app die, guys. seriously. ADS ARE CAUSING MY EYES TO HURT! CONSIDER YOUR EPILEPTIC USERS. DONT BE SELFISH AND MONEY HUNGRY. used the app for YEARS and deleted it when i heard the news of the app shutting down - now with the ads flashing in my eyes it's hard to concentrate on the conversation and it truly hurts my eyes to look at even a portion of the screen.
ruined by ads
by laurfehr on 2019/12/06 17:36
kik sold out and competed tainted the app with the addition of ads. the app crashes and is constantly glitching. probably going to look elsewhere for a messaging app if this continues. very disappointed in such a good app being ruined
Freezes
by 814akc on 2019/12/06 16:10
Freezes sometimes when I’m communicating with someone
Kik tripping
by dallasalex on 2019/12/06 15:13
My kik keep freezing
AD'S
by Abrolic on 2019/12/06 15:10
I've been with kik since 2012 and it's a shame they have ads pop up where you chat it's so distracting, confusing and very ugly !!!! I really hope they get removed /:
Getting worse
by eata richard on 2019/12/06 11:36
It used to be good. Now the ads and glitches make it annoying and I don’t get messages until i Open the app
Ads
by The Voice Doctor on 2019/12/06 11:13
I never recalled this app having ads
New friends
by HelloFolks123😊 on 2019/12/06 07:56
Paytonlana send me something wild guys 🤪
Video chat
by BozoClwn on 2019/12/06 05:29
What happened to the video chat? I use to use it when talking to friends far away but now it’s gone. The full screen chat on/off is under settings but the button to actually use it is gone.
Kik
by loveofmylifelahey on 2019/12/06 05:15
The ads are seriously terrible. We get that Kik was bought by new management or whatever but seriously? Adding ad’s to the one app left that didn’t have them is stupid.
Verification
by Brandon22377281 on 2019/12/06 04:19
The spinning of animals to verify yourself is completely stupid and useless. Deleting app now.
Ads
by hthhtthtbthtjtjtjj on 2019/12/06 04:01
Was great used it for years, then went to absolute crap and now all I’m getting is ads, and the app crashing all the time. Can hardly even use it anymore. No way to downgrade, and you can’t even purchase anything to get rid of the ads. Will be looking for something else to use. Would not recommend this app to anyone
Ads.
by ciiberbullii on 2019/12/06 03:52
Remove the ads. Please. I’ve had this app forever now, and all of a sudden these stupid ads pop up. I’m just going to remove the app from my phone again and move my friends and I to Discord where we get more features like video and voice call for free.
Ads
by HD streetbob on 2019/12/06 03:37
Used to like it, but now they jam ads in your face. Funny... last time there was an “update” the improvements didn’t state: “With this new version we’ll bombard you with ads!” Time to find another message app.
Age Discrimination
by 1beatlesfan on 2019/12/06 00:25
Just these groups they put limit on ages . It’s totally age discrimination, something should be done about this .
Ads are pathetic
by Banefully on 2019/12/05 23:47
If you’re going to put ads in the app, whatever. Just don’t put them in the actual chats. They’re distracting, ugly, and annoying to look at. Even though I’m a long time user, I’m getting ready to drop it.
Ads
by QuietSnivy on 2019/12/05 21:02
Why’d y’all have to put ads now?? They keep flashing in my face and it’s annoying.
👎ads
by Laweslady on 2019/12/05 20:12
New ads are obstructing the apps performance
DCH1210
by DCH1210 on 2019/12/05 18:56
I’ve been on kik for about 3 years. Always loved it. They took away the video chat feature and added ads. Not loving it anymore. Since the ads it’s been lagging really bad. I’ve had to reload it about 6 times. The ads are very distracting and not needed.
Terrible!!!
by acs608 on 2019/12/05 18:07
The app consistently crashes. I’ve mad space on the phone, reset it, and did the updates. The app opens for about 30 seconds and the shuts down. I don’t want to lose the chats by removing the app of the phone completely either. Just a really annoying thing to have happen on a popular app.
Ad’s really???
by Causingtrouble on 2019/12/05 15:57
Love this ap as it allows me to talk to my bf who is stationed overseas and now we have ads. Worst move yet!! The ads drain my battery life so we can’t chat like we use to is drains my battery fast. Talked to bf for 1 hr and battery went from 90% to 40% . We are gonna ditch kik if they don’t fix this and drop the ads.
Nope
by ri897098 on 2019/12/05 15:42
Not only is kik now throwing ads in the middle of your conversation. Most groups are filled with people no longer using the app orrrrr are clearly bots. Wouldn’t be surprised if most are of the malicious type also. Used to be a worthwhile app.
Need my dead pool emojis
by DarkDame76 on 2019/12/05 15:08
I did one of the daily offers or whatever got a dead pool emoji pack now i can't find it in my list of emojis to use on Kik help please
??
by Uos2u808 on 2019/12/05 14:17
Why is there so much ads?? This latest update now show ads when I’m typing and that’s annoying. FYI the old way was much better
Their Recent Update
by yurinatsu on 2019/12/05 13:32
kik has advertisements now. 😐
Slow
by Princekitt305 on 2019/12/05 13:11
It’s keeps laggin y’all need to fix that
STOP THE ADS!!!!
by Lk12343210 on 2019/12/05 11:57
I’m a long time user of Kik and loved this app until the latest update. Now all I see are ads flashing at me, and they take up a lot of my screen! Please please please take away the ads!!
Ads!
by Andrei Bakhtin on 2019/12/05 08:36
I can’t believe the app would be ruined with ad banners all over. What’s wrong with you?
Review
by its me 123456788 on 2019/12/05 08:12
Kik is glitchy
Update
by Lolnodude on 2019/12/05 06:09
You should let us see any old messages between people, my boyfriend passed back in 2015 and kik was our main communication channel, and I would do anything to be able to read our old messages.
Alleight
by keno1295 on 2019/12/05 05:59
The app is pretty good but it keeps thinking I’m a bot and it won’t let me get back to the app
Lot of good and some bad
by 404_user not found on 2019/01/24 05:54
I have had this app for like 2 years? And have made soo many friends. In fact once the video chat came out a group i was currently in was so hype, we spent a bit on it but it didnt work all the time back then so we gave up. There clearly has been lots of change since then and i enjoy most of it. There are a few bugs that well, bug me. First off the problem with changing pfp. Im in so many group chats (not rlly) were a lot of them have changed their pfp but it doesnt change when they text, and neither does their name. Which is more of a minor inconvenience but i still like to see that change. Another bug that i see often is when it would take me back to old “unread” messages even when i was talking during these times. I love all the things that have been added but these bugs have never changed. A cool thing to see in the future too is possible more backgrounds of possibly putting your own pictures for backroads and maybe adding a bio and making the background pick a little bigger, while i get why its that size i like the picture that i put and some arent fit for that format, and with the actual profile picture covering it it makes it harder to see the pictures. This app has definitely done its job of letting meet new people and talk to old ones and i would like for some of these bugs to finally be worked on after so long.
Good but with one problem
by gacha_girl_jenelle on 2019/10/13 23:28
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)
by Haley Jacoby on 2019/11/27 02:25
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...
by LavenderSTITCH626 on 2019/11/22 21:01
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
by drake daggersblood on 2019/10/19 15:27
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.
Good app
by Damndude73 on 2019/10/30 14:40
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?
by catestrophey on 2017/12/31 17:22
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
by Steven Awesome Man on 2018/05/17 22:20
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
by Qmab on 2019/11/30 13:24
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
by NoxSkyz on 2019/07/04 08:28
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.
by amandagirl999 on 2017/09/29 00:42
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...
Worse program
by Kinkyflman on 2018/10/11 20:45
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
by Kirtan Lover for Life on 2019/04/15 00:50
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 🤬🤬🤬
by NiallsBunny69 on 2019/11/27 19:11
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
Bug Issues!
by DevoidRyan on 2018/01/27 18:26
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!!!
by Tessk5 on 2017/09/29 01:46
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.
Public groups
by Popcapguy on 2019/05/24 00:33
I love this app so much. The only thing that needs improvement is the public groups. I feel like sometimes the groups are too hard to find just by typing in the name of it. For example if I type in song it’ll only show groups who’s tags start with song and not things related to songs. Also the groups only get one tag. Please add an option to make related words for a group so a group can put as many tags as they want that are related to what the group is. So if a group is for singers/songwriters allow them to be found by searching up words like, music, singing, sing, song, songs, songwriting, singer, etc. etc. This feature NEEDS to be added to make the groups more easily found. And of course the groups that don’t want to be easily found don’t have to add more words that relate to their group. Please make this a feature. Otherwise I would give this app a solid 5 stars. Everything about it is perfect and super easy.
Why adds
by Astorm_207 on 2019/11/22 02:50
Honestly I’ve been using kik since it’s released date I’ve been through it all supporting kik and using it as my main source of messaging and connecting with other people and friends but I simply cannot understand why in the world do you need adds it now feels like a last ditch to support the app for longer and it feels like you guys have given up on the app a lot of people have come to love please guys change it back to how it use to be with no adds the app is much better without them and people will start leaving if it’s not changed I remember a time that we were able to play games in the app itself and a time were it was fun to use this app but the adds simply just kill the app entirely and is just not a good thing for the longevity of the app please I strongly suggest that this add be removed you guys can implement so many great things in that app that can get more people to get the app and communicate with others in the app itself please I really don’t want this app to just die overtime I hope you guys evaluate my review and make the needed changes
Gotten better!
by Lucas Sternberg on 2018/01/09 05:37
Kik has gotten a LOT better over the past few updates! So many bugs that made kik quite insufferable have basically faded out of existence (at least on my device). I quite like the new interests feature, though I would like to make a suggestion. If possible, people could enter their own interests in the text field, so that fans of similar shows could find one another and such. I feel like it would be a great touch and allow the kik profile to be more personalized than just name, photo, and emoji status. Alternatively, you could swap the interest bubbles with a short-in-character-limit bio section? Nothing too long, maybe about the length of a tweet! The only complaint i have (as with any messaging service) is the bots. They have become quite frequent, and find their way often into group chats. I know that these bots are difficult to weed out half the time, but any efforts to control them, I’m all for.
Worlds biggest favor -kick fan
by lonegunman66 on 2018/07/05 10:55
Hello kik team my name is Jose. I need help, a very big favor to ask. So about 2 years ago I met the love of my life in a chat room that kik had back than, I believe it was “chat with strangers” or just “strangers”. I’m still with the girl I met on your service and I thank you so much for changing my life ! Well the favor I want to ask you is that ... sadly I forgot our anniversary date, when we first chatted on kik . We debated and guessed the date so many times and I can’t live with a false date Is there any way you can retrieve it for me to our first message .. I have my account surprised I still remembered it haha I met this girl when I was 17 I’m 20 now . Please kik team help me ... I would appreciate you guys if you did , from the bottom of my heart I would treasure you guys for the rest of my life . I wish you a happy 4 of July kik team thank you for bringing me and the love of my life together .
Help
by idonotwant a nickname on 2018/03/02 04:24
Hello. I am messaging about something that one of my friends recently got on their kik app. I am not in contact with them over kik, but they have recently told me about a feature given to them out of nowhere to where they can choose and send up to 5 images at once. My question to you guys over there at kik, is why is she the only person I know with this feature? I have only found one other instance online, and a friend of hers who has it. I personally do not have it on kik, and I tried many things like using different devices and accounts in order to get this, but with no prevail. The extremely scary part is the fact that she has 5 different alt accounts all with different information and used on different devices and each and every ONE OF THEM have the ability to choose 5 images at a time. Please contact me to see if there is a way for me to get this ability
Wouldn't recommend downloading this
by Ivey hot on 2017/12/20 05:05
I've been using this for about a year and a half because I needed it for business, some clients were on it. It does work, but there are some very annoying things about it that you should know. The biggest dealbreaker is when you send graphics, it only keep them for certain amount of time in the message, then it's gone, forget about it. The fact when you log out there's no message history when you login, I find that horrible. And the last very annoying thing is I travel, and I access Wi-Fi, or through LTE. I would say it logs me out twice a month and makes you authenticate. All conversations and history at that point is gone, lost. You should see the process involved to re-authenticate, it's so incredibly time-consuming and amateurish, that you can't believe what you're seeing, with these tiny little dinosaur animals. There is potential here, but I don't know if anyone serious about the thing anymore, would like to see you develop more. At the moment I would not recommend it to anyone.
Needs To Restore Chat History & Stop Force Closing/Crashing
by RaiderSonic on 2017/11/26 23:20
I really like using the Kik app, including to get to stay in touch with friends. But I really don't like that it won't restore and/or bring back the chat history, including the recent chat history & any messages from chatting with my friends from before, whenever I log out & log in again, and I really don't want to have to keep asking my friends to show me their recent chat history to catch up from the last time I chatted/talked with if mine gets cleared off. Also, the app is now starting to keep force closing, including on when I'm trying to send a message to my friends and/or in the Kik groups that I'm a member on. I want to see them get the chat history restored whenever we log out and then log in, and also fix it to stop it force closing a lot while using the Kik app. I want to be able to retrieve all my previous chat histories, so I don't have to ask any of my friends the same thing again, and also needs to be fixed to make it stop force closing / crashing a lot, even when I'm typing a message and/or trying to send a new reply.
Downgraded
by Pinkcookie26 on 2018/05/30 02:22
Kik must have new owners because now it’s ridiculous. It has been temporary banning people for no reason and suspending many accounts that we can’t get back. Now it’s to the point that we can’t even make another account because it tracks your IP ADDRESS. So if you’ve been hacked, or sent a request KIK NEVER UNBANS YOU AND YOU CANT MAKE A NEW ACCOUNT. Even snapchat or any other app doesn’t do that. So I recommend going to Snapchat or another social media app. Because Kik is no longer user friendly and becoming way too strict. I know they’re trying to be nice to the people but to the point they track your IP?!? And they ban you without a reason. What’s worse is I’ve never had a temporary ban before maybe one 2 hour one from 3 YEARS AGO!!’ I wasn’t even active on Kik and it banned me ?!? Are you serious ?!? Half of my friends even been suspended or temporary banned and it doesn’t tell us why. Have people reported me? Like Kik should tell you what happened and not do it for no reason. I’m starting to think Kik has even been hacked. This is Stupid now half of my friends can’t even go back on Kik. And Kik wonders why everyone uses snapchat
Don’t like the ads, bring back the games instead
by movkai on 2019/11/27 04:23
I’ve been on kik for literal years. I chat with my friends pretty regularly and I’m apart of many groups. I took a break from it however to focus on my schoolwork and when I came back, there were ads? It looks distasteful and completely distracts from the themes set up in the groups (why would you even put them in group chats??) and it’s annoying. There’s plenty of other ways you can earn money with ads that...aren’t by blatantly shoving them in consumers’ faces. In fact, that’s the quickest way to lose consumers! What happened to all the games and such? And the kik points? I frankly loved that update but you’ve gotten rid of it! How about implementing the games and the kik points and using those as marketing for ads and such so that everyone is happy. I actually don’t even want to use this app until the ad banners are gone because it’s so ugly and obnoxious. It sounds harsh and I’m sorry but there were literally other ways you could’ve gone about this. I used to play the games a lot and I didn’t even care about the ads I got in those because the games were fun while waiting on replies. Please fix it, I don’t want to stop communicating with my friends (because kik is some of their only means of communication) but I’m going to have to find other ways apparently because this is just...terrible.
Improvement on the Emoji Selection
by Kinda Feminist on 2017/12/21 17:32
I have little to no issue with this app, it works for everything I need it to and has a beautiful display, along with that nothing is confusing/ it’s very easy to use. Despite enjoying Kiks transparency I do see a problem with the current “Emoji Status” options. From the millions of Apple emojis I have access to we are allowed to pick a very stereotypical selection. In this review I hope to raise awareness for us girls out there that feel boxed in by the superiority of males Kiks current Emoji selection seems to curtail. Supporting my argument, if you scroll all the way down the list you’ll find some sports related emojis, there are no “female” sports emojis able to be selected; no volleyball, no softball, etc. Emojis are meant to be gender neutral and up to this point I believe we have achieved this. I’d like to clarify that I’m not angry with this, only slightly upset. I see this issue having a very easy fix, just give us customers a wider variety of emojis to display themselves. Thanks for reading :)
Great alternative
by Nmt02 on 2017/09/28 23:14
I downloaded this app because my boyfriend and I cannot text regularly and have decided to delete our Instagram and snapchats, so this was an option. At first, I wasn't so sure because I'd used it before and I just didn't like it. But it has been a great alternative. It is quick, very easy to use. I have an iPhone 7 and I've heard of it causing problems for the 7, but it has not caused me any problems at all. The only problems I find with Kik, is it will delete messages on its own. And I typically do not delete my messages. So when I go back to look for something, whether it be a picture or an important message, it will be gone. If that could be fixed it would be perfect!! The other is for some reason it is detecting a network error every time I try to change my photo, which is a little strange. Other than that I see no problem with kik, and it is very useful.
So much has changed
by Schrieme on 2018/09/25 14:16
Used to use this app back in ehhh... 2015ish? It was on an old phone, I know that. I can’t remember exactly, but wasn’t there the ability to send gifs straight from your phone? That really needs to be a thing, if not! If so, please bring it back! I find it hard to share my quick animations with friends without it. Another thing: there’s a massive bug going on with the name/profile picture system. In one group the picture will be right, but the name is not. Many scenarios like that, except it corrects itself in private messages. Lastly, it would be nice to have a way to report dead groups. There are a few hashtags that I’d like to get my hands on, turns out the group is flat out dead, but I can’t do anything about it! It clogs up the search and is very frustrating to work around. However, for nostalgia sake, I seem to keep coming back to this app. That, and it’s one of the few that I find is the easiest to search for public groups.
Great app. Only a couple things that bug me.
by PersonThatWritesStuff on 2018/10/18 03:43
This is a great app, but there are a couple things that bug me. I really don’t like the placing of the video call button. It’s so easy to accidentally press it. And another thing is the app has been so slow to type out messages ever since I upgraded to an iPhone 8. I don’t think it’s my phone, but there is a chance it could be, even though I tried everything to fix it. There’s also a bit of an issue with the bots on here. I made the mistake of talking to a ton of bots about a year ago, and they are still messaging me even though I muted them for forever. One of them (I think it’s GameBot) still sends notifications even though that one is also “muted.” Other than that, this app is amazing. I have been using it for a couple years now. I really like the games you can have in the chats. But hopefully you can fix the issues. Thank you.
Video chat
by WikkedDreams on 2019/06/08 06:14
I’ve been using Kik for maybe 3 years. I’ve never had any issues with chatting with my friends. Until recently at least that I’ve noticed, when I try to video chat with a friend of mine I can’t. As soon as I turn on the camera it the camera bubble disappears two seconds after I turn it on. Even if my friend start the video chat first I can’t join them by clicking on their bubble. Then on top of that half the time it won’t even let me turn on the camera and sometimes when I do try to turn it on it won’t let me turn it off. I use to be able to turn off my phone and it would work but here recently that doesn’t even help. I’ve updated my phone turn off my WiFi, put my phone in airplane mode. And nothing! It’s frustrating when you want to talk to one of your long distance friend, who lives in a different country and you can’t..
Awesome app - but...
by Sorrygirls on 2017/12/31 21:05
I love it! I use kik everyday to text friends - usually don’t have any issues. But... recently, starting yesterday (Dec. 30th), there have been bugs. It wouldn’t send my messages until 30 min-an hour later, or even until a couple hours later. Some of those messages haven’t even sent yet. Today has been somewhat better, but my messages still take 5-10 minutes to send. Notifications are okay now but yesterday, even after following some troubleshoot guides, they would take 10-20 minutes to then show up; even if I was on kik and had already replied (or tried to reply) to their message. But... other than that, before all of that happened, I love kik. It’s one of my favorite apps that I have on all of my devices to message. I’ve been using it for many years and am quite pleased with how it’s improved.
“ Unrecoverable Error “
by yeontans on 2019/03/30 21:24
I’ve been a user of kik for a total of 2 1/2 years and there’s no doubt that the app itself is a really cool way to communicate with others around the world ; digitally. Although recently , I’ve always had issues where I would be using the app continuously and as I were to exit the app and go onto different ones , sometimes a notification bubble would appear saying “ Unrecoverable Error “ which I fail to understand is about as it tells me that Kik is incapable of generating the previous chats I have and would order me to sign out and reset the app as a ways of allowing it to function better. In no way do I have anything against the app at all , there’s just a few minor issues here and there but overall—don’t let this concern stop you from trying it out. And maybe also the profile pictures when it comes to group chats that I join—sometimes as I change the picture for my user , it doesn’t generate into a chat that I previously join which causes some people to question why it’s the same and what not. Again—only minor issues with kik but overall , it’s a decent social interface that allows many people to communicate with one another globally which is something that I do give Kik credits for. All in all , it’s a great app. Just wish that they could possibly do something about the “Unrecoverable Error” notification on my kik.
We Don’t Want Ads!!
by Spartan117UNSCD on 2019/12/03 16:07
Recently had an update for Kik that allows other companies to advertise whatever they want on here. Usually I’m okay with this in some form as long as I get to close out the ad and not have it in my face 24/7. Now I have exactly that.. a banner ad hanging over the top of my chat whenever I try to message someone. I think this would be less of a problem if it wasn’t blocking a part of my conversation, but I’m honestly considering leaving Kik for good if they don’t fix this. I completely understand that they need to make money, but there’s other ways to do that. They added the ability to customize your chat room themes. I don’t know why they didn’t just monetize this with a little micro-transaction system. I would have gladly thrown in a couple dollars to help support their app if they had chose this path. Instead, we are stuck with ads hovering over our conversations. Don’t settle for this! Let our voices be heard! Remove these ads or we walk away! Until they change this to some degree I will leave my review as a 1 Star
Good, but it has NO ACTUAL SUPPORT
by txcipack on 2018/10/31 17:08
Kik overall is pretty good. Me and my friends actually uses it almost everyday and we enjoy it. I really would give this app 5 stars; HOWEVER, I am giving it only 1 star because good luck trying to actually talk to an actual human whenever you need customer support. Especially if it’s something specific. I’ve been trying to get help regarding my kik bot for a while now and I’m about to just give up. Tried using the help center, YET it does not help. Tried asking my question in the center, I can’t do it. Tried viewing my support ticket, but I CANNOT login and yes i have an account for it. Tried emailing kik, all I get was freaking automatic replies that says the SAME THING: “We got your email, try looking into the help center” which again, DOES NOT WORK. I tried reaching out to kik on social media, but again that does not work. So I’m just like screw this and give this app 1 star. It’s good overall but I should be able to EASILY contact an actual human if i need extra support. You can’t have any sort of product, but not have good support for it.
App works pretty well but nowhere to report problems
by MsChris1221 on 2018/01/01 22:47
I’ve been using this app for quite some time and outside of a few glitches that went away pretty quickly, I’ve been happy with it. Until I started having problems with messages only showing sent, not delivered, some messages delivered and obviously read but don’t show as read. Multiple instances of messages taking extended periods of time to send and be delivered. This went on for over 2 days. My biggest problem with all of this is that even with an email address, there’s nowhere to report technical problems. So how do these developers know when there’s a problem if users can’t report it? I am extremely frustrated that no one can be contacted when there are issues. I know it is not my Wi-Fi or cellular provider because problems occur weather I am on my Wi-Fi or on cellular data... and recipients are experiencing the same issues as I am.
Broken since update
by JessieSayward on 2017/12/31 09:50
I absolutely love this app and will change my rating back to a 5 but there has been a huge problem since my phone updated Kik yesterday and I have a friend who is having extremely similar issues. The chat doesn’t update at all. For example in my group chat all of my friends have been sending messages to the chat for the past 20 minutes and I haven’t gotten seen any messages for the past hour. I will get a few notifications here and there for it but the chat doesn’t update. And then the issue my friend and I both have is that even with great internet connections the messages will say they were sent but will not deliver for 10+ minutes. We know that everyone in the chat has a good internet connection so it should deliver. This is insanely aggravating to all of us especially with us planning a get together for New Years and now I have no way to get in contact of a majority of them. I’ve been using Kik for almost 2 years now and never have I been so disappointed in this app.
I’m glad it’s being saved. But ads are an issue.
by datboigay on 2019/11/12 19:37
I have had kik for about 4 years I would say atleast close to. The point is I’ve had it for a very long time. It was going to be shut down and I was very sad but learning it has been re bought by someone else is nice. Except, the ads are a huge HUGE issue for me. I have just redownloaded the app after it was glitching majorly as to hopefully stop it when I opened it to a very large flashy ad at the bottom of my screen. I believe these ads get in the way of texting and communicating with friends as well as they follow you INSIDE your own chats? I do not like this idea at all and the ads get in the way of seeing messages further up chat as they block a big portion of the screen. I’m sure you could come up with some kind of better solution to get money. It is ruining my favorite messaging app by turning it into some money grabbing ad app. Kik does not deserve this. It was better than this. Please please change it back.
Problems on iPhone XR iOS 12.4.1
by emilycuhz on 2019/11/16 02:24
I love kik but ever since I did the last update it force closes as soon as I open the app. I assume it is due to me being in so many public groups with friends. Please look into this. And I’d be amazed if you could allow public groups to have more than just 50 members in a single group. The telegram app allows up to 200,000 members to be in the same group. A similar feature would be nice added to kik since I use it the most to socialize with friends (which I have way more than 50 of.) I use kik everyday as well as lots of my kik friends & we all agree that this feature would improve so many things! It would get rid of the force closing due to being in hundreds of groups and CRAZY slow loading chats when you open the app for the first time in a day.
Annoying kik problem
by MsCaptainMorgan on 2017/12/31 00:34
I've been using the kik app for a few years now, and I've never really had a problem with it until recently. At the moment, when I get a notification and open the app, it takes a very long time to connect. At the top it just continuously says “connecting” and nothing will load unless I leave the app open and on my screen and maybe after about 5 minutes or more it will finally load but now when I get notifications, the messages won’t load when I open kik and it finishes connecting. The app is going to complete crap. I’ve uninstalled it multiple times now and lost all my messages for nothing because it is still not working correctly. Please fix this issue ASAP. I love using kik as an alternative but this issue is really bothering me. I don’t like texting on other media devices. I’m so used to using kik. Please fix this issue fast.
Not what it used to be
by Wolf i.e.? on 2019/11/25 23:27
I’ve had kik for a while for about 2 years now and you can say I’ve seen a lot of change when kik was owned by kin. I mean In good ways they added new systems and new customization etc. But sense this new company took over kik saving it I was happy and thought that nothing would change well I was wrong instead of kik being the ad free chat system the company add large banner ads which is annoying and gets in the way for phone users and the banners follow you everywhere limiting your screen vision and space it’s not fair and annoying for example Geeking used to have ads but found ways to allow people to chat with out ads on the chat but having it on the home screen of the app but this is different the company that bought Kik is probably seeking out profits rather then the joy of letting people connect and if so they have to do it a better way rather then slapping ads on that ruins the app I do want the old kik back that we know and love and not some shell of it’s formal self
Black borders on iPhone X- fixed!
by :')--- on 2018/03/10 15:38
UPDATE: No more black borders, thanks! ------------------------------------- Downloading it was a bit of an issue at first. It would lag, freeze, and crash multiple times when at the screen where you can choose to sync contacts. After bypassing that and getting in, it worked perfectly. There are no problems whatsoever except for the fact that there are thick black borders on the top and bottom of the app. It makes it look outdated and weird. I'm sure this is a very small fix and I have emailed about it but haven't gotten a response. I really enjoy using kik though and hey, it's free, so it's hard to complain. I would absolutely love to see an update asap to make the app fill the screen for the X. If that happens I will gladly update review to 5 stars.
Hero to zero
by Merp and derp on 2018/01/01 03:01
I use to love this app. Its been the only app that has ever stayed on my phone no matter what, but it’s been slow, it always goes to saying *connecting* when I’ve had full signal and WiFi, and it glitches and says someone is typing when they aren’t. I could be on another app’s screen and join back to kik and then it shows the person is still typing over 10 minutes after they’ve stopped and haven’t touched their phone since, I’ve tested this theory with my friends phone. The filters on the video chat don’t like to change smoothly as well, this app just doesn’t keep up as well to the wear and tear of groups and such. The past couple days all of my messages have been left on sent and haven’t been delivered. I relied on this app to get important messages across to other users and they have since not been able to read my messages causing them to switch to other apps.
Too many ads!
by Disney Lover official on 2019/11/13 17:29
I’ve used Kik for years. Many years. I’ve been around since public chats were removed and readded, since you could anonymously connect to a stranger, since we could video call friends, and since Kik used to have its own web browser. However, now that Kik is recovering from almost shutting down, there’s something new: ads. I don’t mind ads every once in a while, but ads everywhere is too much. When I load the app — ads. When I go into a chat — ads. It’s lagging me out. I use an iPhone 6, which is still decently good, but these ads are wayyyy too much. They kill my battery, lag out the app, slow down the typing speed, and block part of the screen. Either reduce the amount of ads or find a better place for them. I cannot handle the lag when I’m trying to respond to someone ASAP or when I’m just casually talking. It’s annoying.
Revise the banning system
by jlwjaw3 on 2018/06/03 01:39
First of all, this app is very very helpful for meeting and keeping contact with friends, which is why I’m giving it a two star instead of a one star. Second of all, your banning system is comepletly messed up. Every other day I get a 12 hour ban on my account and it won’t tell me why. My profile picture’s are always clean, and my banners are always clean as well. Nothing on my profile is inappropriate. However, while I’m in the middle of a conversation, I am shoved with a 12 hour ban for a reason I’m not told why. I’m just about done with this app, and after the last ban I received, I’m at my breaking point. My advice would be if the ban is for a profile picture, they should have the picture removed and forced to add a new one, for any reason it is removed. Second, use actual humans to loon at the profile pictures and usernames. Third of all, tell people why they have gotten a ban.
Could do better
by MarissaAnn1995 on 2019/09/13 14:59
I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about bugs but nobody mentioning the one I have had for so long, I’m an avid leader so I like to make more group chats for different things I like, to meet new people and conversait with them, like I have a gaming(fortnite) group chat that I’ve been running for about a year now and it’s starting to get annoying that there’s no new backgrounds to spice it up, but on the bug at hand, when ever I try to go to make a new group chat it says error has occurred, and Ik what your gonna say, well maybe you have to many group chats...no I only have 4 and that better not be the max amount you can have, last time I checked it wasn’t, but I would like to expand my leadership skills into more group chats, so if you could plz fix this👏❤️
Please help a loyal kik user out.
by Qwwwww2 on 2018/02/02 04:57
Okay, so I have been using this app for over 2 years now, I'm using it on an iPad mini, original iPad mini, and it has been doing good for me and I pretty much rely on it for a lot of stuff. But, recently there has been an update which made a lot of issues pop over into kik. First of all, I can no longer select a profile picture. Not can I see others profile pictures, and that really bums me out, second, when I get a notification of a message and get on kik, the message is not there as if they hadn't texted, but on their side they can see it, and thirdly, when someone sends a pic of something, it shows the pic only at the time if I'm already on kik, but if I get out and get back in it only shows a white box. Please fix this because I use kik for so much and those issues are just throwing me out of loop. Thanks.
Kik changed my life for the better.
by Dancer Girl 92999 on 2019/09/28 01:26
I have had Kik for over 5 and a half years now. It’s been one of the best apps over ever used. I’ve made friends that have gone on to be like family for me. I even met my fiancé on Kik. With the recent talk of Kik shutting down, my depression took a nosedive I can’t believe an app that gave me a safe space all these years will just be gone. It’s format is easy to use and the public chats make it really fun to make new friends with common interests. If it wasn’t for Kik, I wouldn’t have the amazing friends I have today. I wouldn’t be getting married. I wouldn’t have bothered trying to get better all on my own. Kik going away means I lose a happy safe space, but it has given me many good years and I’m greatful for that.
The ads
by the guy who uses kik on 2019/11/24 02:48
I’ve had Kik for as long as I remember. Out of all the apps I had to talk to people with, I’ve always used Kik. I’ve been very satisfied with the app and have always had high praise for the app because it was the only app I had that didn’t have ads, now that the app has had ads, my opinion has changed. I’ve always respected this app even when the numerous times they’ve said they were going to close or discontinue it. Ads litter all these awesome apps and I don’t like the fact that this app is probably going to have a premium that you need to pay for or something which is stupid. I still use the app and hope that the people who work on the app read how stupid ads are and change it soon
Frustrated 😡😡😡😡
by New Update Frustration 😡 on 2018/01/01 03:53
I have had Kik for a while now and have experienced a reoccurring issue in the program, especially after updates. Usually it goes away within a day or so, but this time it has lingered. I will open the app after receiving a notification for the app, but when I open it, it says connecting for minutes and usually never ends up connecting, so I can never see my new messages. Additionally, when I try to send a message, it only has the small “s” by it, meaning it was never delivered. I’ve talked to multiple people and they have been having the same issue, so I know it isn’t a problem with my phone or system. I have switched between WiFi and cellular data and even turned off my phone, but nothing has helped. Many other customers are extremely upset and frustrated and are close to deleting your app, including me. I hope this issue will be fixed quickly for the convenience of all customers.
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