The Kik registration process does not request or require the entry of a phone number (although the user has the option to enter one ), unlike some other messaging services that require a user to provide a functioning mobile phone number.
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Kik introduced several new user features in 2015, including a full-screen in-chat browser that allows users to find and share content from the web;  a feature allowing users to send previously recorded videos in Kik Messenger for Android and i OS; and Kik Codes , which assigns each user a unique code similar to a QR code, making it easier to connect and chat with other users.
A main attraction of Kik that differentiates it from other messaging apps is its anonymity.
 Company CEO Ted Livingston stated Kik s aspirations to become the We Chat of the West and said that attracting younger users was an important part of the company s strategy.
 Kik Interactive has said that it uses typical industry standards for age verification, that perfect age verification is not plausible , and that the company deletes accounts of users under 13 when it finds them, or when a parent requests the deletion.
 RIM also sued Kik Interactive for patent infringement and misuse of trademarks. As of May 2016, Kik Messenger had approximately 300 million registered users, and was used by approximately 40% of United States teenagers. The application logs user IP addresses which the company can use to determine location.One of the most successful octagon girls to date, Rachelle Leah first started with the promotion at UFC 48.Along with her UFC role Anne also became a spokesmodel for Mickey’s Malt Liquor. In October 2015, Kik partnered with the Ad Council as part of an anti-bullying campaign.