Kik is one of the more recent, popular and trendy application for smartphones, used for instant communication with friends and close ones. If you use other social platforms such as Instagram, you will notice that many of the users there are listing their Kik usernames in their biographies. It is an extremely popular new trend that is becoming more and more visible everywhere on the Internet.
By using Kik you can easily connect, send and receive instant messages without any limitation to and from your friends that have a Kik account. It is pretty similar to the classic SMS texting, but it uses a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection for sending and receiving messages. Using this application has many pros, and the only con might be that you have to be online through the mobile data or Wi-Fi connection in order to communicate.
Kik application is seen as an alternative to the chatting or e-mail messaging on the other social platforms. Good thing about Kik is that is a cheaper alternative to the regular SMS texting, because you avoid paying charges for the messages you send. The Kik messenger is one of the best communication tools today with a few million users worldwide. People who use the Kik messenger are also known as “Kicksters”.
Other positive feature about Kik is that it does not require you to provide your phone number if you do not want to, and you can just create a username for chatting with friends. Also you can always see when the person that you are chatting with is typing the message. This is a good option as you will know whether to expect the message soon. You always get notified whenever you send or receive messages. There are numerous other options inside the Kik application, such as sending invitation to friends through e-mail, SMS or through other social platforms.
In order to use Kik messaging, first thing you need to do is to download the application. All of the major platforms for mobile phones support Kik, so you do not have to worry whether the application would work on your device. Kik application is easily accessible through the Google Play Store for the Android Phones, or you can get it from iTunes if you are an iPhone user.
As soon as you install the application, Kik will ask you to sign-in or to create an account if you are a new user. Everything you need is an e-mail address, a username and a password. Of course, you can also include your phone number, your full name and you can add your profile picture.
A small setback is that you must have mobile data on at all times in order to use it, along with the fact that your friends also must have a Kik account for you to communicate with them. However, Kik is a great option for instant messaging and takes texting and communication to another level. It is expected to grow even more in the years to come.
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This post was written by Steven