Users also have the option to delete any offensive content or block another user from contacting them.
These features were developed in response to the widespread use of Kik for "cross-app" communication, whereby a user who encounters people on another app (usually a gaming app) would then use Kik to communicate with them.
By this time, Kik had raised a total of .5 million.
On August 16, 2015, Kik received a million investment from Chinese Internet giant Tencent, the parent company of the popular Chinese messaging service We Chat.
In November 2014, Kik announced a .3 million Series C funding round and its first acquisition, buying GIF Messenger "Relay".
The funding was from Valiant Capital Partners, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and SV Angel.
The ability to share messages without alerting parents has been noted as "one of the reasons why teens like Kik".
Parents cannot automatically view their child's Kik communications remotely from another device, but instead must have the password to their child's user account and view the communications on the same device used by their child.Kik partnered with Connect Safely in 2016 to produce a "parents handbook" and joined The Technology Coalition, an anti-sexual exploitation group including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Linked In.Kik added promoted chats in 2014, which used bots to converse with users about promoted brands through keywords activating responses.resize=480:*" /Before you start, write down 10 or more things you want to "do" with your partner—role play, dirty talk, touching, stripteases, etc.—and send these saucy tips to each other.Then, as things progress, you can each pick a sexy task to do. Pretend like he's there and dress up in some sexy lingerie that really puts you in the mood.Don't forget the sexy music—and keep some lube handy, too." / Touch yourself slowly—either through manual stimulation or with a few sex toys—and tease him with a little peek-a-boo.