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Kik for iPhone

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 1 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    145,284
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2016
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

Editors' Review

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Kik Messenger is the totally free, crazy-fast, cross-platform messenger app that connects you to your friends in real-time. 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

"its so helpful and easy to use"

August 18, 2013  |  By stephnicole03

2013-08-18 20:13:13  |  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 10.7.0
Were always making updates to ensure the app is running as smoothly as possible for our users. As we add new features, well let you know about them right here.Thanks for using Kik!
General
Publisher Unsynced
Publisher web site http://www.kik.com/
Release Date April 10, 2010
Date Added June 18, 2016
Version 10.7.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone4, iphone4, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
Download Information
File Size 44.21MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 145,284
Downloads Last Week 187
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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