Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    106,205
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 26, 2011
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

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Editors' Review

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Kik Messenger offers useful features not found in all messengers, like a Web browser and message statuses. You'll like its functionality but not the rather tedious account creation process.

Pros

Free but feature-rich: A cross-platform app, Kik Messenger offers all the chatting features you'd expect and allows you to share photos, sketches, and Web pages. Its smooth performance and small file size make it a good choice for older iPhones.

Message statuses: The app informs you whether a message has already been delivered (indicated by the letter D on top of a check mark) or read (R on top of a check mark). Messages can also be sent while the recipient is offline.

Built-in Web browser: The app's basic browser works well enough and even has Favorites, but don't expect to run Java or Flash elements on it.

Cons

Relatively complicated account creation: Compared to the straightforward process of creating an account offered by most mobile messengers, this app's registration process seems old school, requiring a username, display name, and password. If you've become accustomed to validation-code-and-phone-number-based account creation, you may find this app's sign-up process somewhat tedious, especially if all the usernames you're trying to use are already taken.

No log-out button: To use a different Kik Messenger account, you have to "reset" the app, which means you'll lose all of your conversation history. A quick way to log out and in should be implemented.

Bottom Line

Kik Messenger makes amends for its clumsy account handling with its integrated Web browser. The app also scores good points for its snappy performance and small app size. If you enjoy text-based messaging apps, you should try this one.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"https://itunes.apple.com/app/kik/id510511840?ls=1"

June 07, 2014  |  By jason-walsh

 |  Version: Kik Messenger 5.2

Pros

App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/kik/id510511840?ls=1

Cons

App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/kik/id510511840?ls=1

Summary

App Store link for free download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/kik/id510511840?ls=1

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5 stars

"its so helpful and easy to use"

August 18, 2013  |  By stephnicole03

 |  Version: Kik Messenger 5.2

Pros

easy and simple not hard to figure it out. its good

Cons

easy and simple not hard to figure it out. its good

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2
- push privacy setting- simplified interface- silent blocking- further speed improvements- translated into Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
General
Publisher Unsynced
Publisher web site http://www.kik.com/
Release Date April 10, 2010
Date Added August 26, 2011
Version 5.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 6.31MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 106,205
Downloads Last Week 433
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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