In our testing, some groups were far more active than others.
Some groups remained completely silent despite having the full fifty users, while others were fairly active.
You’ll see a new page announcing the introduction of public groups, which warn users to keep things PG-13 in the app. The main display for public chats shows popular searches with a hashtag in front of the group, along with the option to easily search through online groups.
Not surprisingly, plenty of the groups are based on popular media: , Justin Bieber, Marvel, and DC all rank among the top searches online.
If you’re an older Kik user, it’s important to remember that the people you’re chatting with online may be underage since Kik’s terms of service only require the user to be 13 in order to use the platform.
Likewise, if you’re under the age of 18, you should be careful about who you’re chatting with.
Chat rooms on Kik function like online-based group chats, which means they can disappear if the founder of the group chat disbands the organized version of the chat.