Kik is a social media app that focuses on private and group instant messaging. The app is used to share messages, images, gifs, links, videos and other media.
Since it uses a web connection to send messages instead of the cell phone connection, Kik allows users to connect without sharing personal information such as names and phone numbers. Kik users connect with each other through usernames. Once connected, users chat privately with each other or in private groups. The app also allows users to start public group chats that any other Kik user can join by searching for the hashtag title. Other app features include chat filters and sent and delivered message notifications.