KIK is growing in popularity at high schools and colleges. In fact, many top brands are using KIK to communicate with the young audience.It’s popular in America and it’s already catching up with other top texting apps in the other parts of the world, thanks to its basic user interface and powerful features packed behind the intuitive front-end. Let’s have a look at some of the features that make this app such a hit among young adults.
Sending and receiving text messages and multimedia content
KiK allows you to send messages that can include multimedia content including pictures and videos. This is a feature that was missing in traditional SMS. If users want to send a multimedia SMS, they have to pay extra charges to the network operator.
This isn’t the case with KiK. You can create a free account on KiK and send messages containing pictures, videos, and other multimedia content.
KiK’s internet browser is one of the standout features of this messenger. With this browser, you can easily open the links that you receive in chats within the messenger without having to leave the active chat window.
KiK browser is a complete browser with functionality similar to built-in browser in smartphones. This browser is the center of the new KiK tricks and features.
Sponsored chats and brand bots
KiK isn’t only about texting but there is more to it. One of the major features that help KiK cater to a wider audience is the feature of sponsored chats.
Users can add various KiK bots to their friends list such as the bot for their favorite TV show or for a consumer brand to get the latest information using KiK. The bots will send latest media, news, and it will chat with users.
These sponsored chats or branded bots have become a major attraction for smartphone users as they can easily keep in touch with their favorite shows and brands without ever leaving KiK messenger.
GIFs are native to KiK
Before GIFs and memes made it big on the World Wide Web, they were already a hit among KiK users, thanks to the GIF keyboard and memes that were bundled with KiK messenger. Users can open a GIF keyboard to fully engage in interactive messaging.
With KiK, users don’t have to spend hours on the World Wide Web to find interesting GIFs and memes. KiK has a huge library and it is constantly updated so that KiK users always have new and interesting GIFs to share with their friends.
Free to use
Unlike conventional text messaging, KiK messenger doesn’t charge anything to talk to your friends. This app is absolutely free to use.
With KiK, you can send unlimited messages, pictures, and videos without ever worrying about your wallet. KiK will always remain free, as promised by the developers.
Group chat in KiK
Groups in KiK make it immensely popular among the young adults. This feature allows users to create groups and talk as a community, instead of individual-to-individual connection.
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This feature allows users to discuss things that relate to an entire group of people. Similarly, groups can easily be used to bring together the users with similar interests.
Invite-based friends list
Unlike other chat messengers, KiK doesn’t let you search for friends using their phone numbers of other personal information. The only way to add someone to your KiK friends’ list is to have a username of a person you want to add.
This helps KiK keep users safe when they are online. They will be anonymous and there won’t be any details on their profiles for hackers to steal.
Moreover, users won’t be able to add strangers. The only way to add someone is when they give you their KiK username.
KiK is great when it comes to notifying users of the activity related to their message. The messenger has a built-in notifications system that alerts you when your message is sent. It also gives you a notification when the message is delivered to the recipient.
Integration with other social media platforms
KiK is constantly adding support for other popular social media platforms. So keep your fingers crossed and wait for the KiK team to give you more integration features.
KiK messenger has a live typing assistant that helps you see if the other person is typing a message. This feature lets you see if your friend is interested in sending a reply to your message.
Moreover, this feature tells you that your friend has read the text even when he decides not to reply.
Use KiK on PC
The good news is that you can also use KiK on your PC. For that, you will need to install an Android virtual machine (emulator) on your PC.
Once you install an Android emulator on your PC, you will be able to run KiK app on your PC. You can chat with your friends using the bigger screen.
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KiK safety tips
Although KiK is one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the world, it has some security problems. Here are some precautions that will help you stay safe when using KiK.
– Never share your credit card or other financial information with anyone on KiK messenger.
– Never tell your whereabouts to anyone on KiK, even your friends.
– Don’t follow any links advertised by bots on KiK, even when you trust bots.
– Make sure that you don’t let kids use this messenger. Even if they have to use it, make sure you monitor their activity.