Kik Messenger Overview
Kik Messenger is an instant messaging mobile app developed by Kik Interactive. The app released on October 19, 2010. The app is available on several operating systems named as iOS and Android. The Alexa rank of the Kik is 30,728. The app is free of charge for users. The app works with the smartphone’s data plan or Wi-Fi transmits. The Kik currently has more than 300 million registered users. The app used by more than 40% United States teenagers. The company received Smarties Award by Mobile Marketing Association on October 1, 2014.
The user can only become part of the Kik app by providing first and last name, email and birth date for registration. The user must be at least 13 years old for registering with the app. The app has safety features that hide the message from strangers. The user can also right to delete offensive content or block content. The app can also use to send and receive the message, photos, videos, sketches, and mobile web pages
Kik Messenger History
The company established by students of the University of Waterloo in Canada. The Kik Messenger is the first app developed by the company. The app after release reaches one million users registration within one week. In 2010, the app was removed by the Blackberry App world due to limited functionality for users. The company acquired the Relay a GIF Messenger in November 2014.
The company also gets $50 million investment from Chines firm Tencent. The Kik app removed from Windows Store in November 2017. The company also released Kin coin in November 2017. In July 2018, the company also released Kinit beta app on the Android platform which is available for United States residents only.