KIK video messages is a new way to communicate with your friends and strangers. This article will help you learn about this new feature. You will also learn how this feature makes KIK better than its competitors.
Is KIK better than other messengers?
Many people compare it with other networking messengers, but the uniqueness of this instant messenger is that it is always evolving and introducing new features. For example, the feature of sharing videos and pictures through KIK has made it a way ahead of other messengers in its competition.
Now the boring way of sending emails and text messages can be replaced by this chat client, which is faster, easier and have more features. Instant messages, pictures, videos, sound clips all can be shared instantly via this messenger.
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You just need to download it to send messages. The receiver will also need to download and install KIK Messenger to become part of the communication.
Once both parties have KIK on their phone, they can send messages, audio, and video files to their contacts. The good thing is that you don’t even have to reveal your identity when sending these videos as this messenger keeps you anonymous at all the times unless you decide to reveal your identity.
Video Sharing via KIK Messenger
KIK introduced video sharing feature in March 2015 and by then millions of users have shared the videos all across the world. It allows users to send quick video messages, which was probably the only missing feature in KIK Messenger before 2015.
As of now, one of the most intriguing features of this app is its media sharing proficiency. One can share anything he wishes to with his KIK contacts, be it a sound clip or a video clip.
Video sharing feature is very simple and easy. Just follow the steps given below and you are good to go.
Steps for Video Sharing:
1. First of all, download KIK app. Now install it and run it by tapping its icon on your phone. It will take less than a minute to install.
2. There is a small plus (+) button on the left of a chat window. Click on that + sign to start adding media to your messages on this instant messaging app.
3. Open up the Gallery (Android) or Photos (iOS) in which the video is saved. If the video is long, then you might have to reduce its size or length to make it easier to send through the messenger.
A video editor screen comes up automatically if the selected video is longer, so you don’t need to shorten the video. Drag the bars on the video timeline to make the video shorter than it was before.
4. If you wish to make a new video, then tap the Camera icon and shoot a new video. Press and hold the button to capture video and release it when you are done shooting the scene.
5. To the bottom right corner, there is a ‘chat bubble’ icon, click on that icon to send the video.
How to send a YouTube Video:
If you are trying to send a YouTube video of yours to any of your friends, KIK makes it easier for you. You just need to follow these few steps.
1. Have a YouTube account? If not, make one right away. Open up the camera and record your video. Upload it to the YouTube account. Keep a unique name of the video and remember it.
2. Open up the KIK messenger and tap on the friend to whom you want to send the video.
3. Tap on the “+” symbol present on the bottom left of the textbox in the conversation window.
Remember: “YouTube videos” have a red arrow on them with white background.
4. Select “YouTube videos”, type the name of your video and select it.
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5. Tap on the blue button on the bottom right to send away the video and you are all set.
Now that you know how to send video messages to your friends, you just need to know your friend’s username. Add that username to your KIK contact and send the video message.
Your friend will receive it instantly and you will get a receipt of the delivery so that you know that your message has reached the destination.
The KIK texting etiquettes
Since KIK is massively popular among youth, a lot of people use this messenger to spam others. Never indulge in that kind of an activity.
When you use KIK, you should follow certain rules for your own safety. Read them below and be sure to take a note of them so that you can always remain safe and secure on the internet.
– Never spam anyone.
– Never accept spam. If someone is spamming you, simply report the username and block it to stop receiving messages in the future.
– Whenever you are talking to your friends on KIK, be sure to keep your financial talk off the messenger. Hackers can interrupt your communication and they can steal important information if you become careless.
– When using this messenger, avoid sending obscene videos to your friends. They are never going to like it.
– Don’t text a stranger unless you have his/her willingness to receive the message. If the other person is willing to receive messages from you, he/she will give you username or KIK code.
– When you chat in a group chat, be sure to show some manners. There is nothing bad than coming into a group chat and destroying it with your bad manners and foul language.
Be good to others and enjoy chatting with them with this incredible app.
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