Review: Kik Messenger For WP7

  • July 1, 2011 8:54 am


It has been a long time coming but the first cross platform messaging application is part of the first 25,000 applications in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.  For those who are unfamiliar with Kik Messenger it is an application that allows for real time communication, giving the user the feel of a Blackberry Messenger application of sorts. In short: It’s pretty awesome. Hop on past the break for the full review…






The most useful real-time feature of Kik is that it will notify the user once the message has been sent, delivered and received (S,D,R appear beside the messages sent).  On top of that, it will also notify the user when the recipient is responding if they are both in the application at the same time. For hardcore social/texters, it’s a very nice feature to have.

In Windows Phone 7 the Kik Messenger interface is what the users of the platform have come to expect; clean, concise interface with an intuitive design. For those on WP7 looking for a great communication client with over 4 million users across multiple platforms including Android and iOS, Kik Messenger is the application that should be queued in your marketplace.  

It is crucial to note that when using Kik Messenger for WP7 it has been discovered that data is sent unencrypted  which means your username and password can be determined if someone puts effort into doing so.  We would recommend that Kik Messenger be used in more of a social aspect than work related due to this one undesirable feature.

Kik Messenger is now available in the Windows Marketplace — Download

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