Kik is one of the best ways to chat with friends and other people without having to give out your personal information. 150 million people use Kik almost every day.
Kik is great, but what if you want to delete some of your information on Kik? What if you want to delete some of your Kik messages for privacy concerns and other reasons? What do you do? In this article, I’ll show you how to delete Kik messages and chats easily and effectively.
What are Kik Messages?
Kik messages are simply another way of referring to the instant messages that you can send on Kik for free. You can send pictures and text messages and other content on Kik to your Kik friends and can even browse the built in browser from within a conversation. Kik messages are organized into conversations, like threads. You can have a Kik chat with one person or your can engage in a Kik chat with a group of people, like a group chat. It’s all free and easy. When you send a message and someone responds, it becomes a Kik conversation, or Kik chat.
What are Kik Chats?
Kik chats are another way of saying the conversation you have with your Kik friends apart from singular messages. A group of messages sent back and forth becomes a Kik chat. You can engage in a Kik chat with one person, or with a group of your Kik friends.
Why Delete Kik Messages and Chats?
Kik messages and chats seem great, right? Why would anyone want to delete them? Well, there are many reasons why someone might want to delete their Kik messages. One is that you might want to protect sensitive information. As a rule of thumb, it’s not smart to send important private information or content through an app like Kik. However, sometimes it’s necessary – like a phone number or a picture of kids. Well, you may not want that picture sitting there in Kik world longer than necessary, so you may want to delete the Kik chat. Also, you may just not want evidence of your Kik chat on your app or phone, just in case someone gets a hold of your phone.
How to Delete Kik Messages and Chats
You can’t delete individual Kik messages and content that you’ve sent or received. However, you can delete Kik chats and conversations for both individuals and for groups. If you delete a group Kik chat, then you’ll be leaving the group. Here’s how you do these things:
On most phones (iPhone, Android, Windows, and similar), select the conversation you want to delete then swipe to delete the conversation (iPhone). If you’re on Android or Windows, select and hold down the conversation, then tap “delete conversation.”
If you’re using BlackBerry, you have a few more steps:
- Select the conversation.
- Click “Delete” on your physical keypad in the top right corner.
- Select “delete conversation.”
- Press “yes.”
Are My Kik Messages and Chats Gone Forever?
This is a big question that is completely valid. When you delete your Kik messages and chats, it’s easy to think that your messages are gone forever – and they are gone from your app on your device. However, if you forgot to save and write down the relevant information, you’re in luck. Just talk to the person who you were chatting with and see if they still have the Kik messages. Just because you delete the Kik messages doesn’t mean that they disappear on your friend’s device too. So, if they still have the messages, it’s kind of like a back up and they can re-send you the messages or content you need.
This is also a good reason to not send private content or information on Kik because even though you delete them from your device, there is no guarantee that those recipients will also delete them.
How to Delete Kik Messages and Chats on Kik for PC
If you’re running Kik for PC and Mac, then you can also delete your Kik messages and chats with ease and simplicity. When you download an Android emulator like BlueStacks, Genymotion, or Andyroid, all it does it create a virtual version of your mobile device screen on your desktop or laptop. With that in mind, your Kik for PC will work just like it works on your device, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, or Blackberry. So, if you delete Kik messages and chats using the BlackBerry method, for instance, you would delete them on Kik for PC the same way. It doesn’t matter if you have a PC, Windows 8 or a Mac, OSX. It all depends on your mobile device.
These are ways to delete Kik messages and chats on your app and on Kik for PC. Remember, that if you want to delete your messages and chats, it’s a good idea to write down all the important information that you don’t want to lose in cyberspace. If you need it again, you can hope that your chat friends still have it on their phones. If you have any more questions or suggestions, leave a comment below!