On KIK Messenger and other instant messaging apps, the sender would know that the receiver has opened the message. If you want to read a message without informing the sender that you have opened it, you may have to learn a few KIK tricks. Here, in this article, a simple method is given by which you can read the message and the sender cannot know that you actually have.
Special Features of KIK Messenger App
KIK Messenger provides messaging free of cost across the world. Other than this, it provides its users with all the exciting features they need to enjoy an app. It has an option for inviting to a group chat, where all your friends can discuss anything together.
KIK has chatbots as well, which can give information regarding anything and even ready to take a friendly challenge for playing games with you.
It has its own emoji shops through which you can customize messages with your own creations and share among the friends. Moreover, it makes it easier to find friends who are already on KIK and inviting those who aren’t.
Message Delivery Notifications-Read Receipts
When you send a KIK, the status of your message can be known until it is received by the intended person. So, sending messages is made convenient by this app.
When you send a message, a small “S” displays beside your message which shows that it has reached the KIK server.
When it is on its way to the server a “faded gray D” appears and when it has reached the device of the desired recipient, it changes to “black D”. When the message has been read, it notifies you by an “R” beside it.
This is one of the most important and appreciable features in KIK because you always want to know the status of your message. Although KIK Messenger provides many facilities to its user but it does not have the option of disabling the read receipts.
Sometimes you might wish to read the KIK without letting the other person know about this. Many apps have this feature to disable read receipts but it has not been introduced in KIK Messenger as yet.
So, one moves to other options for solving this problem and not letting the sender know that their
KIK has been read.
Disabling Read Receipt
Many times it happens that we don’t want others to know that we have read their message. This can happen for a number of reasons and privacy concerns.
Sometimes we don’t have enough time for the conversation and want to continue it later but also need to know what message is sent to us. In such scenarios, we don’t want them to know about their messages being read.
But unfortunately, this feature is not present in KIK Messenger. However, there are other ways with which the aim can be achieved.
1. Turning to Airplane Mode-For Android Users
For Android users there is a simple method to check the messages without anyone getting to know about this.
There is an option of “Airplane Mode” on each device. This option was introduced to disconnect from all the connections i.e., Wi-Fi or any other network connection as long as this mode is turned on. But other actions can be performed on the phone such as listening to music, playing games etc.
This airplane mode plays a role in maintaining the privacy by reading the KIKs without letting the sender know about it. For this purpose, just put up your phone to the “Airplane Mode/Flight Mode” before you open the KIK Messenger App.
Make sure you do not open your Messenger before turning the “Airplane mode” on. Otherwise, there is a risk of reading the message and the other person would get to know about it.
Once you put your device on this mode, it becomes possible to read the message without sending a signal to the sender giving the updates of read receipts.
Turning Airplane Mode Off
So, this is a simple method to read messages on KIK and not informing the person about it. Verify that you close your Messenger app before turning the Airplane Mode off.
Mere closing the inbox does not suffice it, make sure to close the messenger on the whole otherwise the sender will receive the read receipt of his message.
As soon as the airplane mode is off, your device will start sending and receiving signals. Be careful of checking the Messenger while the mode is off. When the mode is switched off and KIK Messenger is opened, receipts will be sent.
Remember: KIK Messenger is closed before turning the airplane mode ON and OFF.
2. For iPhone Users
There are two methods for iOS to ensure that the sender doesn’t get a read receipt.
In iOS, there is no way to disable read receipts but there is an option of installing Essentials for KIK and adding “Enable No Read Receipts” on the settings of the messenger. When this is enabled, receipts cannot be sent.
Similarly, you can also add “Enable No Typing” which makes it possible to not show when you are typing the message.
The other way to read a KIK without sending read receipts in iOS is to see the messages on the notifications. As long as you do not open the app, no one would know that you’ve seen the message.
When a KIK is received, tap on the “Home” button twice and you can view the message. When you have seen the screenshot of the KIK you have received, tap on the “home” button again and it will not send the signal to KIK servers.
Remember: This can be possible until you open your KIK Messenger App.