More than 40% of US teens are hooked to this texting app called Kik. Kik is a world of the internet in itself and incomprehensible to the non-millenniums.
A simple free texting app that you simply download and start using. You use it for sending texts, photos (selfies) and emojis to your friends. At first, it comes off as an easy app to follow.
This free texting app is available for iPhones, Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones. One doesn’t need a phone to use iPhone apps, the app can be downloaded or installed on an iPod touch or an iPad.
The basic features are but a must for a texting app. However, the messenger has more to it than simply sending texts and all.
There are several internal apps inside kik that would keep you hooked to it for a long time. You can even play games, watch videos that the app only provides, enjoy and listen to music and have a look at the funniest content on Reddit. It’s a labyrinth which once entered, it’s difficult to come out of it. Not just that, it has Tinder like functions too. The internal app called Flirt! presents in front of you a list of users who you can chat with and if you like them you can Match & Chat. What’s unsettling about the app is not the fact that this is an option. While there were and are many sites that provide similar services, the matter of concern here becomes the anonymity factor where your identity is hidden and you simply chat with strangers across the globe. Because of this feature, a lot of kidnappings have taken place which has raised the concern of this app and its safety for teenagers. It is known to have encouraged flirting because of such features. So, this very concern of safety pushed the users to permanently delete kik.
How to permanently delete kik?
There are many ways to permanently deactivate your Kik account:
Method 1: Verifying your email address
- Open kik messenger on your mobile device
- Tap settings on the top of the screen
- Go to 👤on your account
- Make a note of your username
- Review your email address. Once done, go check your email address and tap the confirm link on the message you get from Kik.
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Method 2: Temporary deactivation
- Go to https://ws.kik.com/deactivate in a Web browser.
- Enter the email address linked to your account.
- Tap Go! and a mail will be sent to you
- Check your mail and open the message
- Tap Deactivate
Method 3: Permanent deactivation
- Go to https://ws.kik.com/delete in a Web browser
- Enter your username
- Enter your email address
- Select a reason for leaving it from the drop down options
- Check (tick) the box
- Tap Go! and check your email
- Tap permanently deactivate.
Once your account is permanently deactivated, you won’t be able to access your account, you will not receive messages from your friends, your profile will be removed and you will no longer be able to activate your account and reactivate it again.
Follow the above mentioned easy steps and get out of the maze that is the Kik messenger.
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