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I have had this app for like 2 years? And have made soo many friends. In fact once the video chat came out a group i was currently in was so hype, we spent a bit on it but it didnt work all the time back then so we gave up. There clearly has been lots of change since then and i enjoy most of it. There are a few bugs that well, bug me. First off the problem with changing pfp. Im in so many group chats (not rlly) were a lot of them have changed their pfp but it doesnt change when they text, and neither does their name. Which is more of a minor inconvenience but i still like to see that change. Another bug that i see often is when it would take me back to old “unread” messages even when i was talking during these times. I love all the things that have been added but these bugs have never changed. A cool thing to see in the future too is possible more backgrounds of possibly putting your own pictures for backroads and maybe adding a bio and making the background pick a little bigger, while i get why its that size i like the picture that i put and some arent fit for that format, and with the actual profile picture covering it it makes it harder to see the pictures. This app has definitely done its job of letting meet new people and talk to old ones and i would like for some of these bugs to finally be worked on after so long.
Ive had my kik account for over 6 and a half years. I remember a time when everything worked and it was fantastic, and it still is but its not the same anymore. as far as issues currently in the app there are times when kik triggers a notification even though none of my unmuted chats had a message, and most of all there are times where kik simply doesn’t update chats, it will act as if there has been no update to a chat since say 7:33 pm the day before when that specific chat has a reliable history of being active, especially in the in the hours since and its not just that chat, it does the same thing for all my chats. Closing the app entirely and even shutting off my phone doesn’t fix it and theres been more numerous occasions where i had to actually delete the app and redownload it and doing so resets all the chat history. Ive had a lot of good times and the app still seems to be going strong despite same sizable hiccups in the past but these current issues have ended up pushing me away towards discord and frankly, the format and mechanics kik has for joining new chats is incredible streamlined and is one of the main reasons i stay. I really hope the dev team can manage to fix these issues, id hate to see such a fantastic app go down the drain
Let me start off by saying I am writing this not for my sake but for my girlfriends sake. I have been a member of kik for almost five years. I have always loved the app and enjoyed it a lot. My girlfriend, however, told me about the ban system set in place. I believe the perma ban system you have set up where if you prove there is wrong doing you can lose your account is acceptable. Hey kik team I have some things that’ll make kik a lot better than it already is. Allow people who use kik to add a story however, believe that the temporary ban system in place is fair. My girlfriend is an admin of a group chat and is worried because someone is falsely reporting them because their friend was removed from the group because they were rude to others. One of the admins has already received a temporary ban due to these false reports and quite frankly I don’t believe it is fair that they did. I believe a better system for temporary bans should be in place to prevent innocent people to be banned. Thank you for reading this and I really do enjoy the app but I strongly believe that to make the app even better the temporary ban system needs to be changed.
i have used kik for many, many years. 2392 days, in fact, as of writing this. i’ve made so many friends and met so many people with the same interests and hobbies as me on this app. there have been ups and downs. but at this point? god, it’s awful. it’s not salvageable at this point. the ads are not only annoying and make the app incredibly difficult to use, but are also almost exclusively for scam porn sites. speaking of, what’s with that “live” feature? you just *know* everyone on those is gonna be using it like a free onlyfans. and that’s just scratching the surface. the app has been almost completely overrun by spam bots. they join your group chats, spam random emojis and nonsensical sentences (“i'd wanna dialog with hot guys 😇” real quote, copy and pasted) and flood your DMs with scam links. let’s not even talk about the creepy old men who use the app that make it unsafe and/or uncomfortable for anyone who might be even vaguely feminine-presenting to use the app, or how badly the app has been lagging for the past few updates, or the way the kik team has apparently, and rightly, jump ship and given up on this app. the community guidelines seem to not even exist anymore. sexual harassment is a staple. why is this app even available still?
Troubleshooting with the app has completely crashed for me an my friend almost, and it’s become very annoying. Our messages will get stuck on Sent and it’s a gamble if they will arrive or not to the chat, and half of the messages never display Delivered and that’s also a gamble for if they actually arrived or not. We’ll get notification sounds for new messages and once we open that chat that we guessed it “arrived” in, it’s not there most of the time and we have to send the message again. I’ve tried doing what the help articles for Connection troubleshooting and Red Recipients along with the Notifications article which are all the same thing, but they’ve done literally nothing. The only noticeable difference was at the beginning whenever one of my messages displayed Delivered, but it never happened again and it appeared to only have worked for the first two minutes. I’ve had to redownload the app as well, which didn’t work in the slightest either. I can’t keep turning my phone on and off every two minutes in the hopes that my messages will actually reach my friends. Please make an effort into fixing this.
first off, i don’t get notifications for any on my chats even though i have them turned on. the ads slow down the app so much it’s unbelievable. kik constantly crashes on my phone to the point where i don’t even wanna use it anymore.. kik is nothing like it used to be. UPDATE- bruh it says i’m at max chats but i dont even have any open please fix this. yall added live but the chats don’t even work anymore.EDIT- as a new streamer, i’m struggling to keep a steady streaming schedule because of the lag i experience. my chat freezes, trying to make someone bouncer crashes my live, and i can’t even close my live without my live getting stuck.. i’ve done everything from clearing all my chats to deleting the app altogether but other than the bug related problems, the amount of racism me and my peers face on here is unbelievable. i don’t think theres a real banning system on here at all honestly. i have had over 30 fake accounts made of me with racial slurs threaten me relentlessly. they make accounts back to back no matter how many times i kick and block them. i’ve been sent videos of people getting lynched, shot, decapitated just for being a black woman on kik live. when will it stop? why can’t you IP ban these people? it’s been detrimental to my mental health and i can’t even enjoy streaming like i used to. fix this.
The app used to be very versatile and active but with the shutting down rumor many groups have members that no longer use the app even owners. Is there a plan for an an update to make it so users can take a group back if the owner is no longer around? Like after a certain time period the most active member in the group is promoted to owner if the owner has been gone and no admins are available to inherit the ownership. Also with the ban cap. Many people tire of having to manually remove bans so that they can ban toxic members. Could we get an update where when a new member is banned after the cap. The longest ban would be lifted as the banned member most likely won’t be back after that time. We also would like a feature to hand over ownership without having to leave a group. Some people just want to pass on that torch and be another member for a while. Oh. And groups would automatically be deleted if all members exceed 3 months of inactivity?One last one. I highly recommend that the role play bot come back with a block feature that’s accessible. Even if the bot was misused. It was an excellent opportunity for role players to share their ideas and connect with people that had the same style. I loved the format personally of the old bot. Even just bringing that back would make my day.
Ok so I’ve had Kik since 2 years back, it was awesome and worked amazing at that time. So I got a new phone and forgot about it and probably half a year later I got it again, it was great when I opened the app. It worked perfectly and I didn’t have any problems. So as time gone by I noticed a few bugs, example: I own a group so I’m the owner, sometimes when I open the app and a bot joins I try to remove it but it doesn’t give me the option so when I view the members, there’s two of me. The one that’s owner and the one that’s a member. So I ask the members if they see two of me in the members and they say no. I tried closing the app and reopening it but it never works so I just wait it out and let my admins do it for me. The update that I hated is when someone leaves a group chat, you can’t private message them. That update annoyed me a lot because I made some friends in some chats but they left but I can never get in touch with them unless I had them in my contacts which I do not. I’m only see that the bugs happen in the group chats. Also, the ads update, or what I think is a update is really annoying also because it really messed up al the chats I was in. I really hope they fix them because I love this app!
I have had and used Kik for many years and I don’t know what happened but this app is barely useable nowadays. There are 3 main issues but first let me state that for the last 2 years I had the iPhone 11 Pro Max. And I just got the 13 Pro Max. So these issues aren’t because of an old phone. 1: It’s so laggy! It freezes up all the time. While loading, while trying to type out a message. It just freezes. 2: With the new iPhone 13 Pro Max it will not notify me. At all. I never know if I have a message now unless I actually tap to open the app then it will refresh and be like “Oh! So n so messaged you about an hour ago.” - When I had my 11 Pro Max this only happened randomly. But with the 13 I have not once gotten a notification from Kik. 3: The ads make this almost unusable. I get that you need ads since this is a free app. However, the way you’ve put them in and load are making the experience difficult because of issue number 1 that I listed. The ad freezes and then you have to kill the app which you may or may not need to see another pop up ad. And some of them won’t even close even when you tap the X in the corner resulting in having to kill the app and restart it. I really hope this gets fixed soon because I really do love the app since I’ve used it for many years but I could seriously go to another app like discord and not have to deal with any of these issues. I’m trying to be loyal but it’s getting harder each day…
I’ve used this app for years and counting, I’ve seen it through its ups and downs. I’ve tolerated a majority of people migrating to Discord, seeing Kik almost go bankrupt and shut down, then get revived by a new foundation. I’ve seen the emergence of ads, which was a little jarring, but I tolerated it. The Kik Live feature was at first strange, but I was able to ignore it. Now, not only does the UI for the Kik Live feature take up almost half my screen, but it is now to the point where the app barely even loads because of it. I cannot even so much as connect to message anybody, and yet the live feature functions just fine. I’ve reset my phone, router, everything when this happens, and yet the issue will still repeat and last for hours on end. I’ve tolerated a lot of things about Kik, but the UI and basic functionality of Kik has passed the measures of awful, it’s closer to non-functioning. The Live feature needs to be tweaked or Nixed entirely, because it’s a horribly distracting UI for a feature I don’t care for, and it’s starting to make the messaging feature of the message app close to defunct by this point. I’ve defended this app for god knows what reason to the ends of the earth to keep groups intact on it, and the amount of negligence in maintaining a basic, functioning server to message on a messaging app is astounding. I seriously hope something is done about this soon.