Why am I unable to join Kik groups?
Some people have experienced an annoying glitch where they can't open or join a public group despite trying multiple times. One explanation for this could be that you are using the wrong key to access the group, and you need to check with other members of the group whether this is the case.
If you're repeatedly banned from a group multiple times, you may be banned from joining Public Groups altogether. Currently you can only create up to 3 Public Groups within 24 hours.
- From your main chat list tap the + icon.
- Tap the Public Groups Icon.
- Search for a topic in the search bar or explore under the Popular Searches banner.
- Tap on a Public Group in the list to check out more information about who's in it.
- To join it, tap Join Public Group.
- Start Chatting.
Try to force shut the Kik app and re-opening the same again. Updating your Kik app and the operating system of your device to the latest release on your smartphone whether it is iOS, Android or Windows.
When the rate limit is reached, the bot will be unable to send any more messages to the user. The bot will receive a 429 error back from the Kik infrastructure, indicating that the rate limit has been exceeded. The rate limit resets at midnight for each user.
There are more than 50 alternatives to Kik for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Signal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kik are Telegram, Element, Tox and WhatsApp.
Kik's servers only retain images and video content for 30 days. When a user is banned or inactive for 30 days, all content falls off the servers and is permanently deleted immediately.
Law enforcement officials need permission through a search warrant to search someone's phone or track their activity through the app, but many apps including Kik Messenger archive activity for a period of time.
If we have reasonable grounds to believe that Kik has been used to commit a child pornography offence, we'll file a report with our local law enforcement agency. Kik users are encouraged to contact our Kik Support team if they feel they are being impersonated on Kik.
If an account has violated our Community Standards, we will permanently ban the account. We also hold the right to terminate or deactivate your Kik Account at any time if we think you've violated our Terms of Service.
Is Kik being discontinued?
The messaging app Kik was on the verge of shutting down, but a holding company, MediaLab, bought it and will invest in its future, the company said.