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    Unhappy Alternatives for Kik

    Hello

    From 19 October the app Kik is no more. As many of us hay day players use Kik for just about everything, I am asking the forum if anyone knows of a alternative which can be used instead of.

    Thank you in advance

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    Just to note: I merged two threads into one and edited the title slightly. Wanted to have a one-stop thread for all things kik and possible alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishwolfhoundlover43 View Post
    Hello

    From 19 October the app Kik is no more. As many of us hay day players use Kik for just about everything, I am asking the forum if anyone knows of a alternative which can be used instead of.

    Thank you in advance
    Here's an online article I found listing five IM alternatives to Kik. Good luck.
    https://9to5google.com/2019/09/24/ki...-alternatives/

    BTW, I just learned that Kik received $50 million in funding from Tencent in 2015. As some of us may remember, Tencent acquired about 84% control of Supercell in 2016 and became Supercell's parent company.


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    I just downloaded Telegram, as at least one hoodmate is very familiar with it. It seems quite simple, like kik. It does give you the ability to change the notification tone. And you can create groups, and change backgrounds.
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    Kik was not Monetized -- End was Inevitable

    Kik was a great app, but let's face it, since they had no revenue streams it was bound to go bankrupt eventually. It wasn't fee-based or ad-based.

    Kik decided to get sneaky and created Kin -- their own crypto currency. They did this solely to raise funds to keep Kik alive a bit longer. Now the FCC is on to their scheme. Kik chose to discontinue the Kik app and put any of their remaining funds to the legal battle where they hope to defend Kin as a true crypto currency rather than the funding scheme that it was.
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    Today news mentioned some company intends to buy kik for further development. Waiting for more info.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by meonhoc View Post
    Today news mentioned some company intend to buy kik for further development. Waiting for more info.....

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    What about good old fashioned Skype ? It doesn’t require a phone number, it’s completely anonymous and confidential and allows group chats as well as one to one messaging. You just need an email and you create your own user name.

    It seems the most like kik to me - lots of the others will allow users to see your phone number (or require a number to register) and that’s a deal breaker for a lot of us.

    it’s also free, but I think you might see ads now in the header but that doesn’t bother me overly as long as it’s free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meonhoc View Post
    Today news mentioned some company intends to buy kik for further development. Waiting for more info.....
    https://cryptoslate.com/kik-may-sell...service-alive/
    What the hell?
    The L bunny is elusive as the Scarlet Pimpernel.
    Yet many farms heard recently the toll of the bell.
    Thank you so much sweet Supercell.
    https://forum.supercell.com/showthre...cussion-Thread

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