What is Kik?
Kik is a free social messaging app for mobile devices. Identified by a username, rather than a phone number, users can send messages, video, pictures, sketches, GIFs and live stream with friends, bots, groups and strangers. Users can also browse Kik sponsored apps, play games and listen to music using the internal browser.
How do people use Kik?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use messaging apps like Kik.
Kik is used for: anonymous communication, content sharing, gaming, in-app purchasing, live streaming, location sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, and video calling.
How can you report online abuse, manage messages from new people or block someone?
- Report a user
How to report someone for being abusive or sending unwanted messages.
- Report online abuse in a group
How to report online abuse if someone in a group is being offensive, the group is sharing inappropriate content or group members are being harmed.
- Manage messages from new people
Manage how messages from new people are handled.
- Manage harassment
What you can do to manage online harassment on Kik.
- Block people
How to stop someone from contacting you.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Privacy settings
Learn how to make your account as secure as possible.
- Compromised accounts
What to do if you think your account has been compromised.
- How to report impersonation
How to report someone using your photo or personal information on Kik.
Key safety links
- For parents
Provides a range of safety information for parents and carers about using Kik.
- Help centre
Offers a range of general help, safety and security information.
Provides information on how Kik uses and protects your personal information.
- Terms of service
The terms you agree to when you use Kik.
- Community standards
Outlines the standards of behaviour that are acceptable on Kik.
Last updated: 17/10/2023