In September 2019, Kiks CEO and founder Ted Livingston, announced in a blog post that Kik Messenger would be shut down on 19 October 2019, with over 100 employees laid off. However this decision was later reversed and in October 2019, Medialab acquired Kik Messenger.
What do people use now instead of Kik?
Top 10 Apps like KikWhatsApp.Facebook Messenger.Viber.Line.WeChat.Snapchat.Hangouts.Tango.More items •Aug 23, 2021
Is Kik still on the app store?
Kik is available on Android, iOS, and Amazons Kindle Fire.
How many active users does Kik have?
As of September 2019, Facebook Messenger was the most popular mobile messenger app in the United States with 106.4 million unique U.S. users. Snapchat ranked second with an audience of almost 45.98 million users .CharacteristicNumber of monthly unique users in millionsKik7.72Skype (main)5.53Telegram3.47LINE3.158 more rows•Jul 6, 2021
What Kik means?
Kik is a mobile messaging application that can be used on both android and iPhone. The popular app which is free to use is similar to Viber and WhatsApp but has some additional functions that differentiate it. For example, an internal browser, meaning users are encouraged to spend more time within the app.
Why is Kik dead?
CEO Ted Livingston has announced that the company is shutting down the Kik messaging application and focusing entirely on its Kin cryptocurrency. Its an effort for the company to save money as it battles the Securities and Exchange Commission over whether its initial coin offering (ICO) should count as a security.
Can police track me on Kik?
Kik and similar applications like Whatsapp allow users to send secure messages over the internet. Kik does not track the content of messages or the phone numbers of users, making it difficult for police to find identifying information in child pornography cases.