11 Free apps like Kik for Android & iOS

If you are using a smartphone it’s almost 100% probability that you are using some of the messengers. The market nowadays offers a huge number of them. Some people prefer simple apps like What’s Up, others would like to have a little more extended version such as Kik messenger, which more reminds of a social network.

But sometimes you feel like you want to have something alike but of another kind, with more or fewer options and functions. The market has several interesting apps in this case which are similar to Kik. Some of them are really famous and you’ve probably heard of them, other are less popular, yet effective and practical.

Telegram

Although Telegram was originally created as the additional app by Vk’s creator, it was designed as a multi-functional messenger that allows its users to create the connection on different levels and scales. The biggest advantage of it probably that it is privacy-oriented and protected and that quality many people find invaluable in apps today.

Here you can chat in person, create large chat groups, create official representative groups with all the latest news about the project or product or whatever it is. The app also allows uploading photos of the user in endless numbers. Making calls is also possible. Another advantage of the telegram is its speed – it is known to be the fastest one on the market.

It saves all your previous messages without the peril of being revealed. What is more, here you can upload your media files without concerning its weight – the app allows to upload any type of it. It is simple in use but at the same time has a number of advantages.

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WeChat

This is the app for the instant communication with your friends and family. You can call by the phone, make video calls, send text messages – all these functions are familiar to you. You can send pictures, videos, and songs. What is also possible here is to create your own group up to 500 members or make group video calls (in groups up to 9 people). Every call is free for any part of the world.

Moreover, there is an option which is called “WECHAT OUT” allowing you to make calls to the stationary phones all around the globe at a reasonable price. The app has a huge gallery of fun stickers. All your personal data will be carefully protected. An interesting function here is that you can make new acquaintances by tapping on the “Friends radar” button or “Users around”. The app allows you to share your location data in the real-time mode.

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imo

Just like in the previous case this app will become a little social network for you and your friends. The main goal of it as always is sending text messages. There is also a possibility for making video and phone calls via the Internet. You and your friends can create group chats and exchange different media files there.

Along with the function allowing you to find new people and get acquainted with them, you can search them by different categories of information. As a bonus, you can always express your emotions with funny and cute stickers. You can also switch to the chat from different gadgets. If you want to review some of your previous messages you can look through the history. All your data is protected.

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LINE

This app will bring all your friends and family together. It reshapes the communication around the globe. Now all the people you value and love will be gathered in one app just a click away from you. Now all way of expressing your feeling are available with video calls, text messages and stickers and other bonuses which you considered impossible. You can create group chats up to 200 people involved. What is more, you can store messages, photos, and videos in the keep and share them easily with friends.

Video chats will give you a chance to have the best connection with your friends and family at any moment and any place. All messages are free. You can also update your latest news and thoughts by renewing your Timeline or commenting on friends’ posts. A lot of celebrities and companies have their official accounts in Line. This app provides a gateway to entertainment and lifestyle apps that will keep you entertained and bring new convenience to your life.

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KakaoTalk

This app definitely has a delicious name. But as it works as good as it sounds? You decide. It is easy to use and the main purpose of it is exchanging messages and calls. Being more precise, you can send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. While you’re chatting, you can express your feeling using stickers or emoticons. More than 150 million people use it worldwide. It is a fun, easy and fun way to connect with your friends and family.

You will get speedy and reliable messaging whenever you are. You can also send all kind of media files – pictures, videos, etc. All the video call that you make are of the best quality. Besides, you can create group chats and get coupons and deals from your favorite brands. You will always be able to see who read your messages. The app has a function of a daily planner – you can schedule your appointments, lunches, and gatherings here.

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ICQ

For those old-school lovers out there, this is the major throwback to one of the programs, that used to be classy on our computers. Times were gone, so was ICQ. But now it has seen its reborn as an app which provides decent services for communication and entertainment. All your data will be coded: text messages, calls, video calls… One interesting function here is that it can decrypt voice mail into the text one.

You can not only send messages with stickers, but you are also able to create your personal stickers (pretty unique option). When you are making video calls you can wear well-known masks and have fun with those you’re talking with! Organize live chats with an unlimited number of participants and channels. Afterwards, all your chats will be synchronized to each device where you have ICQ installed.

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JusTalk

For those who would prefer to have a simple app for conversations, only the market has an app called JusTalk. The name of it speaks for itself. The main feature here is its simplicity, no extra options or additions which you will not be using anyway. Still, when you will be making video calls you’ll be astonished by its excellent quality and high resignation.

The connection is fast, all your personal data is decoded and you can make your call everywhere (where you have Internet). Besides the calling, you can doodle, send stickers, play games with your friends and share pictures right in the middle of the conversation. Each user can create a group chat with the possibility of voice chat or text chat. The number of participants is unlimited.

Another interesting option here is that this app has “night vision” option, so you can light up the background of both you and your friends. What is ore, you can record all the calls (both phone and video) that you are making. Save the to the memory later. All your data will be protected. Add new friends by shared name cards or QR code; Enjoy customized service including special themes and ringtones. So install this app and enjoy a wide range of possibilities that it gives you!

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Google Duo

This app was created as one of those apps which allow you to make video calls. Obviously, the main purpose of such apps are video calls and all the functions are made for that. You will get best quality video calls in a simple, reliable and a fast-working app. You can make your calls from everywhere and because of its simplicity, it won’t take you long to discover all its functions.

Connect with all your friends, anytime. Google Duo works with any device and platforms for domestic and international calls. If you want to start chatting with someone from your telephone list – just a single tap on the screen and you see them. Of course, privacy is essential here so all your video calls are well-protected. Making audio-calls is also possible.

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Snapchat

If you haven’t heard about snapchat you probably must be living on another planet. Even though now it’s kind of has lost its popularity and sink in the sea of assizes, millions of users are still into it. A huge variety of functions is available here for fun and exciting conversations. You can only send text messages with stickers or without them, you can send videos of yourself or other people, with you’re wearing masks or not wearing them and so on.

Almost every celebrity now has their official SnapChat. This app gives you a chance to create your own stories and exposes them to the whole world – that’s why so many famous people use it. All the messages which are not saved will be deleted. If you want to save them you need to click on a certain button. Share the moment with your friends and family and make it look as funny as never before.

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Signal – Private Messenger

Now those people who are too concerned and worried when it comes to privacy in messages can relax and enjoy this app. You can communicate with people avoiding SMS fees, create group chats and have conversations with your friends wherever you are. Share any types of video, pictures and music files without the risk of breaking the privacy.

The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data. And it wasn’t a joke when we say that this app literally guarantees you a total privacy and security – you can see an advanced end-to-end encryption protocol that provides privacy for every message every time.

The signal is a unique app that uses special frequencies so it is hidden from any threats to your privacy. You won’t need extra logins or passwords – use the stuff from your telephone list. The quality of the connection is relatively good, so you can organize group chats along with personal ones.

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GroupMe

We all know the struggle to organize a group chat. This app allows users to create any kind of multi-personal chats, just like its name says. Whenever you need to gather your family, colleagues, musicians and other people – you can just switch to this app. You can add new users to a phone number or an email. If you want you can switch off the notifications in certain dialogues or quit and close these conversations.

The app also has an exclusive set of stickers which you can use during chats. Moreover, all kinds of pictures are possible to send in the dialogues. You can share videos too. Save the best memories into the collection and they will be saved. It is also possible to synchronize with this app by sending SMS.

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