When it comes to keeping in touch with friends and family on a regular basis, if you are constantly using a paid messaging service, you really are throwing your money away. Instead, you need to use an application like Kik that allows you to send and receive messages for free. This app is ultra-easy to use and has so many great features to it. You can talk with anyone, anywhere at any time.
If you are completely new to the Kik messaging app or you have been using it for a while now, there are always cool and exciting things to learn about it. There are many features that people do not know about and little tricks that will enhance the entire experience. You can impress those around you by showcasing all of these great secrets that you have discovered.
App developers love leaving little hidden secrets inside projects that they are working on. For example, if you have ever played video games, you will know that the developers of the games make cheat codes which allow you to access cool and secret features that other people do not know about.
Normally you have to find these secrets by trial and error, which can take up a lot of your precious time. Don’t worry, I have done all of this work for you and I will let you in on all of the secrets that I have discovered about the Kik messenger app up to this point.
Make the most of these secrets and improve your overall experience by implementing them today.
10 best Kik messenger secrets.
- You Can Read Any Message Without Having To Show A Read Receipt To The Sender
Just like with most messaging apps these days, when a message has been sent, a read receipt will appear once the receiver has opened the message. This is not ideal as you may have opened a message and don’t want to reply straight away or at all, but the sender already knows that you have seen the message.
This could be for many reasons, such as being very busy that you only get a chance to quickly check the message but don’t have time to reply. Sometimes people will bombard you with so many messages that it becomes overwhelming and you just want to ignore them. Whatever the case may be, there is a way you can read messages on Kik with having a read receipt sent to the sender.
This little trick will only show that the message was delivered, but not read. There are two main methods of doing this.
- If you are using an iPhone and you have just received a message, you can click the home button twice which brings up all of the apps that are currently running on your device. This allows you to see a screenshot of the message without actually going into the app. When you have read it, simply tap the home button again and there will be no read receipt sent.
- If you turn your device onto airplane mode you can then open Kik and read the message. Exit the app and turn airplane mode off. Even though you are connected to the internet and using the Kik app, there will still be no read receipt sent.
- Check to see if a person is real
Just like with any type of messaging app, there will always be strange people trying to play tricks and trying to use an alternative identity. They may send inappropriate messages and photos if you do not notice the signs. It can be harder to notice fake profiles as the app uses usernames instead of phone numbers. This means that you cannot ring them number to see if they are legitimate or not.
Normally if someone suspects that the person they are talking to is using a different identity, they will ask them to send a photo of themselves to prove it is the real person. However, it is very easy in this day and age to doctor a photo or to grab another one of a social media profile.
This is why you should use the TinEye tool. It gives you the ability to quickly check the photo with a database full of billions of images to see if any copies are found. If there are results appearing for that image, it is a warning sign that the person is not to be trusted.
- Using the App on your Desktop
When you are using your phone for extended periods of time, you can get sick of using the small screen and keypad to interact with people on Kik. Instead, you can use your computer in order to access the app and type out your messages a lot easier using a proper keyboard, as well as having a large screen to view conversations.
While Kik doesn’t have a dedicated app for desktop devices, there is a way around it. Simply download Android emulator software onto your computer, have it installed and download the Kik app onto it. It really is as simple as that.
You will be able to log in with your usual profile so you can carry on with your existing conversations.
- Create Group Chats
One of the best aspects of the Kik messaging app is that you can create group chats with all of your friends. This means that you don’t have to organize things through individual messaging; you can do it all at once with a group chat. You can use it to send photos, gifs and videos to one another in an easy to do fashion.
All you have to do is access your contacts and click “Start a Group” and you are ready to go. Add in all of the participants you want from your contacts.
- Fool People By Pretending That You Are Typing Them A Message
If you want to mess with your friends, there is an easy trick whereby you can pretend that you were typing a message to them, when in actuality you are not. When you are having a conversation with somebody using Kik, you will see the name of the contact on the top of your screen. When they are typing a message, it will appear as a caption that they are typing. If you are in a conversation with David, it will say “David is typing.”
All you have to do for this hilarious trick is to access the settings in the app in order to change your display name. While you cannot alter your username, you can change the name that people see on the app.
Go to “Your Account” and change your surname to “is typing…” subtracting the quotations.
The person you are conversing with will be very confused whenever they are talking with you. When you are finished with the joke, you can easily change it back to your proper name.
- Keep Your Kik Safe And Secured
When you lose your phone, you are not only losing a piece of hardware, but also all of your sensitive information that was on it. These days, we have so much of our lives integrated into our smart phones that it can be a terrible loss. If it falls into the wrong hands it can turn into a bad situation.
When it comes to your Kik app, you don’t want someone accessing all of your conversations and contacts. The best way to stop this from happening is to use another device to sign into Kik. As the app only allows you to be signed in on one device at any given time, this will log you out of Kik on your lost phone.
- Send People the Kik Logo in a Conversation
This is a cool little trick that will amaze your friends. There is a secret Kik emoji that you can send in a conversation. All you have to do is enter into a conversation and type “(KIK)” minus the quotations and send the message. It will then appear as a logo in the conversation.
- Converse with your Favorite Brand Names
One of the reasons why Kik became so popular was because you could easily interact with your favorite brands in an easy way. You can get in touch with some massive names, such as MTV and Spotify. All you have to do is search for the name of the brand. You may also find a whole host of celebrities and famous groups in the process.
- Utilize the Kik Points
The Kik app has a currency system that is known as “Kik points.” You can get these points by taking part in chats and activities that are sponsored by Kik. You will often get a notification when you first sign in to bring your attention to these promotions. After accumulating a lot of points, you will be able to redeem them for some really cool features and customizations in the “Smiley Shop.”
- Completely Customize your Kik Experience
Most people do not know about the wide range of customization options that are available to you on the app. This is why Kik stands out from the usual generic messaging apps.
Explore all of these exciting features in the “Chat Settings” section. You can even change how your chat bubbles appear.
Now that you are armed and ready to use all of these exciting secrets features, you will never be off Kik. It really is an app that caters for all of your messaging needs and is really enhanced by all of these cool features.
The team at Kik are constantly pushing out new features and exciting developments for the app, so make sure that you keep up to date with everything. If we have missed out on mentioning a cool feature or secret that exists within the app, let us know in a comment below.