Kik vs WhatsApp


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Kik
chat on your terms. Looking for a new and engaging way to interact with your audience? Have amazing content or a cool experience you'd love to get discovered? Kik offers brands and content providers unique ways to talk with their fans, and find new followers too!
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WhatsApp
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. Secure WhatsApp alternatives are Signal and Telegram.
Comparing Kik vs WhatsApp is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like WhatsApp has more user-friendly interface than Kik because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that WhatsApp is more popular than Kik

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- WhatsApp launches business-accounts (in 2017)
- WhatsApp enabled two-factor authentication for everyone (in 2017)
- WhatsApp launches video calls (in 2016)
- WhatsApp launched desktop version for Mac and Windows (in 2016)
- WhatsApp now supports full end-to-end encryption (in 2016)
- WhatsApp will go free and add features for business (in 2016)
- Messenger Kik adds QR codes to connect users and brands (in 2015)
- WhatsApp web client adds iOS support (in 2015)
- Messenger Kik raised $50M (in 2015)
- Messenger Kik unveiled in-chat web browser (in 2015)

Looks like WhatsApp was recently more active than Kik (at least in our news).