In 2009, it took a spring of an idea for two canadian students to engineer a product that may neutralize every obstacle the modern-day communication is associated with. Who knew that an amazing application was in the making inside the establishment of University of Waterloo? It was KIK messenger, which get launched in October 2010, and soon sprouted up to become a big changemaker in the sphere of instant messaging environment. Today, Kik rides to skies on the user base of 200 million, and this level of achievement isn’t going to vary a mark moving ahead.
A Breakdown on KIK
KIK is an instant messaging application, thick with the hottest trends, and has been dominating all opponents, such as WhatsApp and BBM, in the every facet of the game. Going by the ingredients of its make-up, KIK facilitates conversations by making them happen in the real-time with the support of a Wi-Fi connection, or a smartphone with an internet top-up.
This means, KIK allows users to send and read unlimited messages instantly for free, and with no extraordinary loss of time.
Using KIK, users have an access to a mechanism that help them send texts, pictures, video, voice recordings and other forms of content to the recipients around the world. KIK Messenger is accessible for Android, iPhone and Windows devices.
However, that’s not all that complete its credentials. There is more to KIK that meets the eye.
KIK Features That You Might Not Aware of, But Needed to Know
#1. KIK slays all with its user-friendly, as-easy-as-ABC interface that makes users develop a serious habit of it. Once users starts operating it, he/she is likely to scout around the app like a pro of the pros, as the application is extremely easy, well-devised and clutter-free.
#2. KIK Messenger has been able to penetrate the market of instant messaging like a thunder, owing to its capacity of enabling users help search the web within its domain.
#3. KIK uses the names of the users for identification, and doesn’t put the personal information in the public glare. Therefore, there is a plenty of defensive works for the personal information.
#4. To all those who wish to send KIK invitation to friends still not on the app, they can do it either through SMS, email or social media sites.
#5. KIK keeps conversations riveting by providing a trolley of stickers and emojis that users can send to family and friends. It also has a typing notification feature.
#6. Group chat is available for KIK users. However, the maximum amount of people a user can add in a group is 10.
#7. Recently, KIK has unveiled an excellent feature where users can share the previously recorded videos to their contacts.
#8. KIK users have a candid name – Kiksters.
Downloading KIK for PC -Windows 10/8/7
As described in the starting phase of this post, KIK is accessible for Android, iPhone and Windows devices. But, if anyone has to download Kik for PC, seeking the help of an Android emulator ‘Andyroid’ is the idea that doesn’t let him/her struggle.
Here, there is a foolproof guide on how to download KIK for Windows.
In the first place, download ‘Andyroid’, the emulator by reaching its official portal ‘www.andyroid.net‘. Start downloading the emulator, and once the downloading ends, look for the emulator in the ‘downloads’ folder.
Click the ‘Andyroid’ button after crossing over a series of steps, asking for the confirmation. Coming all the way, the user will notice a significant change in his/her desktop due to the availability of Andyroid, which will convert the Windows environ to that of Android.
Now, user must tap on the ‘Google Play’ icon, and use his/her Gmail account details to sync the data. If KIK has already been installed on the device, the application will synchronize everything on its own.
Proceeding further, search for KIK Messenger, and press the download option to use it. Once the downloading ends, double-click the icon, fill in the details (Username and Password), and move ahead. And, now you’ll be able use Kik on PC.
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How to Download KIK for PC using BlueStacks
For downloading KIK on PC using BlueStacks, one needs to have an active Google Play Store account. The process is enumerated below:
- As for an initial step, a user must download BlueStacks emulator on the device, and make it functional by entering the crucial details.
- Once the download finishes, the user must type ‘KIK Messenger’ on the search toolbar, and hit on the downloading option to get a step further.
- Now, KIK is in the operational state on the system. But, to access it fully, the user will be required to fill in the details.
- KIK for PC is ready to swing on.
KIK for Windows 10
KIK Messenger is Windows 10 friendly, provided that a user download the messaging application using an emulator (Andyroid or BlueStacks). The process is as easy and fast as it is for Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Hope, now you can easily download Kik for computer using both procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1 : Is Kik IM free to use?
Kik is a completely free to download and install. You don’t need to pay any premium fee to get it on your device. However, remember that Kik uses the data services to send and receive messages. You might be charged for data depending upon the internet plan you are using. Kik can be used with both cellular data and Wi-Fi. It is advisable to contact your internet service provider to find out your data usage limit. You can send text, photos, videos and documents using Kik. Photos and Videos usually consume more data than other type of files.
Q2 : What are Public Groups on Kik?
Public Groups, as the name suggests, are the groups created by you and made available to the public. Previously, public groups were called Hashtags. Public Groups allow you to meet people and create friends who share the interests with you. For instance, if you want to talk about the recently released Logan movie, you can create a group with that name. Or, you can search for a group with #Logan.
Anyone can search the public group and anyone can join it as well if there is room available. If you want to control who joins the group, you will need to create the Private Group. You are allowed to create no more than three Public Groups in a span of 24 hours.
Q3 : How can I send Smileys in Kik?
Smileys are a great way to express your feelings without having to type anything. Whether you are using Android or iOS, select the chat from the chat list in which you wish to send the smiley. Now, you will see a smiling icon J just below the section ‘Type a message’. You can select the desired smiley from here and tap ‘Send’. Smileys that are sent along with text appear smaller as compared to Smileys sent without texts.
Q4 : How can I change my Kik login password?
Changing your Kik Login password is very easy. First of all, make sure that you have the latest version of Kik on your device. You can download it from Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store depending upon the device you are using.
If you are using an iOS device, follow this: Go to Settings >> Your Account >> Change Password. Now enter your existing password and tap ‘Next’. Now type in the New Password and tap ‘Save’
If you have Android, this is what you need to do: Go to Settings >> Your Account >> Change Password. Now enter your existing password and the new password on the same screen and press ‘OK’ button.
Q5 : Can other users see my phone number and email address?
No! The people you have interacted with using Kik messenger will get access to your profile picture, username and the display name. They will not be able to see your phone number or email address. They can’t even see your birthday. Kik is different from the other message apps in the way it connects you to the other users. Instead of using your personal information for this purpose, it uses the username that you created at the time of registration. Kik maintains complete privacy of your personal information.
Q6 : Is it possible to reset my password if I have forgotten my email address?
You can reset the password only if you have access to the registered email address on your Kik account. However, if you have forgotten which email address you used to register, there is still a way. You need to visit the website for password reset ws.kik.com/p. Now, try to enter all the email addresses you have on this site. Once you have picked the right email address on file, you will receive the success message. You can log in to that email account and locate the email sent by Kik for password reset. If you are having trouble logging in to your email, please contact the email provider.
Q7 : Is it possible to save the Kik Messages?
Currently, Kik does not offer any backup of the chats. Therefore, there is no way to save your Kik messages and chats. Alternatively, you can use the screenshot feature of your device to record the chat history in the picture format.