These standards help us create a space where you can hang out, relax and have fun without worrying about bullying, creepers, and other bad stuff. What does this mean for you? Kik is always going to be a great place to connect and explore through chat, and these rules will help you stay safe. These rules help us make Kik a more respectful and fun place. Just in case someone isn't into following these guidelines, we have a moderation and trust and safety team to enforce these community standards. If you see something that goes against the rules, you can use our in-app reporting feature to let our moderation team know. How do we do this? As the Kik community grows and evolves, so will our community standards, and we reserve the right to enforce them as we see fit.
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Kik makes it easier than ever before to keep in touch with your friends and family. Unlike other apps that require you to disclose your phone number, Kik allows you to sign up and send messages with just your email address, which helps keep your privacy safe. While Kik is not unique in how it transmits communications, it differentiates itself with a distinctive but controversial effort to target a specific demographic: Kik appeals to the teenage crowd because of its emphasis on privacy and anonymity. With only a user name as an ID, Kik lets you exchange messages, photos, videos, sketches, stickers, mobile webpages, emoji, and other content with others on the platform. This greatly appeals to teen users the official minimum age is 13 years old , as well as others with privacy concerns. An optional feature checks for Kik accounts that match email addresses or phone numbers on your smartphone to help you find your contacts. The easy-to-use, yet full-featured app has the familiar look and feel of an SMS text messenger, but with a number of appealing perks.
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