There’s no shortage of messaging platforms available to use in 2017.
While the early 2000s were dominated by the like of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and Google Talk (GChat), the rise of the smartphone as our main interface to contact other people brought along new applications with mobile-focused features.
Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).
Adult chatroom app
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.
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.
A large portion of Kik’s own users are teenagers—in fact, over 40 percent of teenagers in the United States were on the service as of May 2016, which is a huge portion of that 300 million-large user base.