Select a screen name and chat with other users across the globe in this free communication app
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With Kik Messenger, you can now send instant messages from any Android device without using your text messages.
Have you ever been at a party, dancing in a club or just walking down the street and met someone you really liked? In today's world, you probably don't feel comfortable handing out your phone number to complete strangers, but you probably assume that you don't have any other options. Kik Messenger is the alternative option that you want. This messaging app lets you send the same text messages that you would over the phone but through an anonymous system that keeps your phone number hidden. Many people on dating sites use this app to connect with other people before meeting in person.
Kik requires that you set up a user name of your own, but you can then add information to your account about your likes and dislikes and add a photo of yourself. Its search feature lets you search by a user's real name, user name or a hash tag, which makes it easy to find people you might want to meet in real life. You can start a group discussion to chat with multiple people at the same time and engage in chats with individuals too.
Unlike other text apps that only let you send text messages, Kik lets you send other types of files along with your messages. You can share a photo or video that you took at a recent party and even attach audio files saved on your computer. Its bot feature lets you create your own bots that you use for playing games and doing other things on the app. When it comes to dating though, you'll find that the app has a number of bots that try to lure you into paid dating sites as well as a lot of spam that you need to weed through.
Though this app is simple and easy to use, some may find that it lacks the advanced features that they want. You can use the app to play fun games by yourself or with other users, and it comes with other built-in activities that help you get to know each other too. The more you know about each other, the more comfortable you will feel meeting offline. While Kik won't replace the dating sites and apps that you already use, it's a nice compliment to those sites.