Kik is safe if it is used smartly and in good faith. Its privacy features have made it popular among younger users, but they have also made it attractive to people wishing to use the app in an abusive manner.
Why is Kik not safe?
The reason Kik is such a problematic app for safety of minors is that it allows users to search by age, and it allows users to send photos that arent stored on phones. Kik allows absolute strangers gain access to a Kik users inbox.
Does Kik allow video call?
Rather than straight up person-to-person video calls like Apples FaceTime, Facebook Messenger or the recently introduced WhatsApp feature, Kik has added a less intrusive video chat option for its 300 million-plus registered users, with support for groups of up to six.
Does Kik save messages forever?
It does not keep your chats and does not store copies of anything you send. The Kik servers just relay the messages. All messages get saved on your phone within the Kik app. If anything happens to your phone or the app is corrupted or deleted, your messages disappear.