Kik Messenger is a relatively well-known free chat app which is famous for being extremely simple to get started with using. It is available on all mobile devices, from Android to iOS and even Windows Phone. It is able to send texts, video, images, GIFs, and much more!
Kik is great at doing what it was made to do, communicate with people. It can create group chats with special codes to join them. Within these group chats (or other personal chats) it also has the capability to start video chats with other users. There is also the ability to stray away from talking to other people and instead use a wide variety of chatbots which all serve different tasks, from choose-your-own-adventure stories to simply holding a conversation.
Kik is an entirely free app and has no subscription options. It is wise to note that Kik uses the internet to send and receive messages, so if you use a data plan on your phone, it can use that bandwidth which may incur extra charges. To get Kik, you can download the app from the Play Store, Apple App Store or Windows Phone Store. Simply install the application and fill in their simple sign-up process.
If you wish to keep certain chats and groups out of your account but would like to still be a part of them, you can create a new account with a different email address. This is a great way to keep all your chats organized and gives you another layer of privacy.
Finally, it’s important to note a single account can only be used on one device at a time. Sorry, you can’t keep yourself logged into both your personal and work phone. But you can still create the multiple accounts for work chats and personal chats to keep both your lives separate.