Common questions

Is adding people on Kik safe?

Is adding people on Kik safe?

It’s okay to share your user name or Kik Code with your family members and your really close friends, but you probably shouldn’t share it with anyone else. In addition, while you’re using Kik, don’t share any personal information with any other users, beyond what’s available in your profile.

Is it safe to talk to strangers on Kik?

Kik allows absolute strangers gain access to a Kik user’s inbox. Any of the information provided on the app, is not verified and can be completely false, and give absolutely no lead to who that person behind the app is.

Does Kik keep your IP address?

Kik doesn’t see or store chat message text in our systems, and we don’t ever have access to this information. Available information might include first and last name, email address, IP addresses, account creation date, and device type and manufacturer.

Is Kik a secure app?

Kik complies with any advances by law enforcement as well. The app’s Trust and Safety team is on call 24/7 for emergency disclosure requests. Generally, Kik can’t read your messages, but it can view images and videos, retaining them until they are sent.

Can you get an IP address from Kik?

Is Kik secure?

How safe and secure is Kik?

How long does Kik store an IP address?

21-30 days
Phone number (if provided by the user) is not stored or accessible by Kik. TIP: Through this process, IP history is only accessible for the last 21-30 days.

Is there a way to invite friends to Kik?

This wikiHow teaches you how to invite non-Kik users to join Kik on an iPhone or Android. While there isn’t an explicit “Invite your friends to Kik” option in Kik, you can send your Kik code to friends via a text message or social media and have them sign up from there.

What can you do with the Kik app?

The cross-platform app is used to exchange pics, videos, and gifs with friends. Kik users can also play games, meet new friends with similar interests, and more. Kik is well-loved by teens and adults alike. On Google Play, Kik has a 4.0 rating from nearly 2.5 million user reviews.

What should my Password be for my Kik account?

To know more about how Kik handles user data for law enforcement purposes, take a look at their guide for law enforcement. Keeping your Kik account safe starts with having a strong password. A strong password should be a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols of adequate length.

Do you have to have an email address to use Kik?

Is Kik private? It’s often said that Kik values user privacy at the expense of user safety, but that’s not exactly true. Kik does only require an email address for verification instead of a phone number, and the app also doesn’t store any of the actual text in your messages.

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