KIK messenger is a killer app when it comes to instant messaging. However, you may have to use another app if KIK is blocked at your school. To help you with that, I’ve made a list of top 10 instant messaging apps like KIK messenger.
Let’s see a few of these instant messaging apps which are similar to the KIK messenger app.
It’s not surprising to start this list with Facebook messenger as we all know this has become the king of social media. Facebook is really awesome in its function as a social media app and also provides a good facility as a messaging app.
As we are comparing it with the KIK messenger, so here we will only consider Facebook as a stand-alone messaging app. Facebook messenger is cool to use and is full of exciting stickers to make the chat all more interesting. It keeps on updating on a regular basis, adding more and more features, emoticons, stickers etc. to it.
It has got everything a good messaging app should possess. FB messenger also has a video chat feature that makes it work like FaceTime. But is better than FaceTime if we consider that it is compatible with a wide range of operating systems whereas FaceTime can only be available on Apple’s iOS.
I would rank WhatsApp messenger as the second best app with millions of users and amazing performance. This app is updated on a regular basis as well and is among the best IM apps these days without any doubt.
Its customers are increasing day by day and the features are improving accordingly as well. It has replaced SMS for so many users because it is obviously a free app.
Like KIK messenger, WhatsApp messenger does not have accessibility to Windows PC and Mac. But it can be accessed on them by using emulators in the same way as they are used for KIK messenger app.
Group chats, video messages, voice clips, free calls, customized messages, all are among the best features of WhatsApp messenger which make this app one of the fastest growing chat platforms.
Viber provides its users two of the best facilities which have huge demand. These are:
– Free instant messages
– Free video calls
Viber is giving tough competition to Skype because it also provides good quality free video/audio calls just like Skype.
On the other side, it is also giving competition to messaging apps like WhatsApp. Viber is quite similar to WhatsApp messenger in its function with the addition of a few more features like drawing, doodling etc.
Another plus point of Viber is that it can be easily used on multiple devices which include iOS, Android, Windows PC, Mac etc.
This app is also regularly updated by its developers with the addition of new and exciting features each time. It has recently introduced the feature of “Viber Out” to callyour contacts, who are not on Viber, at inexpensive rates.
More and more people are switching to Viber to make international calls and for long distance communications. All these features make it a strong contender among the list of messaging apps. So as it is available on multiple operating systems and also has video call feature, it takes this app ahead of KIK messenger.
WeChat, in my opinion, is also one of those apps which are comparable to KIK messenger. It has vibrant features and is preferable for people having long contact lists. Other than standard messaging, group chats, photo sharing, emojis, and stickers, WeChat also has the feature of video and voice calling.
A special feature on WeChat which makes it quite handy is “Friend Radar”, with the help of which you can meet new people and connect with them.
WeChat ensures personal privacy as it is certified by “TRUSTe”, that is good for improving privacy. It is available for all major operating system smartphones, Windows PC, and Mac computers. It is compatible with iOS 7.0 or higher, Android 2.3 or higher and Windows Phone 8.0 or higher.
Yahoo messenger has been in use since so long and has gain much popularity after its recent re-launch which introduced many new features in the app. Like KIK messenger and other apps, it also has a clean interface that allows easy sharing of images and videos.
Yahoo messenger also offers “offline mode” with which the user can send messages even when he is not online and the message will be sent as soon as he gets access to the internet.
Skype is one of the oldest apps for video calling but apart from that, Skype messenger is also very popular especially for group chats. Most of the people use Skype as a platform for sharing their class notes, attending classes online, online discussion groups etc.
Skype classes are very common these days. Skype messenger allows you to share documents, messages, images, and other files easily among the contacts. Skype is available for Windows PC, Mac, and all mobile phones of all operating systems.
Professional organizations use Skype for carrying out their services because of its clean interface and easy access.
Line is also among the popular messaging apps these days. It started off as a small messaging platform but as grown its circle and is now available on different platforms. It can be taken as a perfect KIK alternative because of their user base. Line has even better user base than KIK.
A lot of celebrities are also available on Line, you can get in touch and know about them by this. The things which make Line unique are the stickers and emojis. Sharing videos, messaging, calling, playing games with your friends are the features of Line.
Line is simple in its pure features but its users are increasing with the passage of time and it has come into competition with best IM apps. It is available on iOS, Android, Windows phone and also on BlackBerry.
When it comes to messaging apps, Google Hangouts is a pretty good one in providing faster communication with people across the world. However, Google Hangouts has limited availability due to which it is down in this list. Otherwise, if it were available for more operating systems, then it would have been in the top three apps.
One can share photos, messages, stickers, and make voice calls to his contacts easily through this. It also allows you to call other numbers on your cell phone. It’s a complete package but availability is quite limited.
Back in the days, BBM was only available for BlackBerry users and others could only wish to have it on their smartphone devices. Now thanks to BBM developers, it can be used on almost all platform available.
Like all other messaging apps, BBM also provides sharing stuff and messaging but BBM is unique in its policy for providing privacy to its customers by BBM PINs. Instead of disclosing username and mobile phone number, PINs are used as identity in BBM which makes this app secure and safe to use.
With BBM, you can make free calls to your friends and track their locations as well. It is compatible with iOS 7.0 or higher, Android 2.3 or higher and Windows Phone 8.0 or higher.
In the race of messaging apps, Telegram has also become much popular among people by having all the common features demanded by smartphone users. It also has some unique ones which make it stand alone and secure its place in this race.
Telegram does not support video calls as yet but it has special features for text messages like it can support large media files very easily.
“Message Destruct” is another feature in Telegram that destroys messages after a certain time period. Third-party developers can access Telegram API which makes it more customized than any other such app.
Other than these, it is available for all major operating systems and has good compatibility with them.
We have mentioned just 10 among the messaging apps, it can be compared to a drop of water in an ocean. There are a lot more such apps out there. Use the app that best suits your interests and enjoy.