The Kik app is believed to have over 50 million active users, making Kik Messenger a huge hit for Android and the iPhone. But many people may still not know what the Kik App is about, the features of the Messenger and what makes it a helpful app for your Android device or iPhone. Below, I will give an overview of the Kik app as well as some history, features and where you can get this incredible messenger app. Best of all, it’s completely free!
Kik App Downloads
If you’re interested in downloading the Kik app, you can go to the app store on your Android or iPhone device and download it there. Alternatively, you can download the Kik app from Google Play or Apple’s App Store on your computer. To give you a sense of scale for how large the Kik app is, there are about 140,000 reviews of the app on Apple’s App Store and approximately 350,000 reviews on Google Play! The Kik app is obviously incredibly powerful and popular to garner close to half a million reviews!
Kik App History
Kik was founded in 2009 by a group of University of Waterloo students, who’s focus was to create a messaging service for mobile devices. In 2010 the Kik app was introduced, amazingly the app grew incredibly fast, garnering 1 million users in the first 15 days and reaching 10 million users in April of 2012. Since then, Kik has gotten $8 million in Series A funding in 2011, followed by another $19.5 million in Series B funding in 2013. Recently, the Kik app includes the Cards feature, which allows you to search for YouTube videos on Kik, share images and videos on Kik as well as create sketches using your fingers on the Kik app.
Kik App Features
The Kik app includes a number of great features that has helped their incredible popularity.
- First, is that it is a messaging service that does not count as text messages. Therefore, you won’t be charged text message fees by using the Kik App.
- You can share/send text, pictures, video, sketches, and voice messages all in the same app to your friends.
- Kik is absolutely free and there is no talk of ever charging for the Kik app, in addition there are no ads.
- You can search YouTube videos and images using the new Kik app cards.
- You can chat with as many friends as you like, as much as you like, including up to 9 people in one conversation.
Personally, I always use Kik on my computer as it’s a bit more convenient, if you’re interested, this article explains how.
There are many great instant messenger apps for smartphones out there. WhatsApp, Viber, Hangouts are all great and really cool, but Kik is one of the best. Millions of users would agree with me. One of the best things about Kik is that it’s available on both iPhones and Android phones. That means that, as opposed to a service like iMessage which only works between Apple users or BBM which only works between Blackberry users, Kik works on all platforms. You can smoothly and efficiently chat with anyone without having to give out your number or going through your phone network. It’s a really great way to keep in touch with people and is changing the way we communicate.
Do you have any more questions about the Kik App Messenger for your Android or iPhone smartphone? If so, leave a comment below and we will try to answer it.