On November 4, 2014, Kik scored 1 out of 7 points on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's secure messaging scorecard.
Kik Messenger, commonly called Kik, is a freeware instant messaging mobile app from the Canadian company Kik Interactive, available free of charge on i OS, Android, and Windows Phone operating systems.
Users also have the option to delete any offensive content or block another user from contacting them.
These features were developed in response to the widespread use of Kik for "cross-app" communication, whereby a user who encounters people on another app (usually a gaming app) would then use Kik to communicate with them.
a feature allowing users to send previously recorded videos in Kik Messenger for Android and i OS; and "Kik Codes", which assigns each user a unique code similar to a QR code, making it easier to connect and chat with other users.
Kik added Safe Photo to its safety features in October 2016 which "detects, reports, and deletes known child exploitation images" sent through the platform.