Founded in 2009, Kik Messenger is said to be the most popular chatting app among teenagers and millennials in the U.S and Canada. However, in 2016, the CEO of Kik Messenger reported that the messenger is no longer growing and is having a dip in usage by teens. Moreover, the messenger has been involved in numerous child exploitation and has been criticized as unsafe and dangerous for teens due to its anonymous features and for not offering parental control mechanisms. Above all that, the app sometimes functions slowly and has tons of bugs.

Some Issues Reported by Kik Messenger Users:

  • Unable to connect / “connection error” for many days
  • Not receiving notifications
  • Not connecting on 4G and 2G
  • Failing to deliver messages even when knowing the person is online
  • Most of the time messages are taking a long time to deliver and receive. Screen goes black when responding to a message
  • Messages being laggy after updating the app.
  • Receiving notifications, but when clicking on the conversation, nothing loads and a screen goes black.
  • Can not add people because it freezes in “searching” and it gets stuck on the loading symbol.
  • Messages sent over a period of several hours are all arriving at the same time.
  • Unable to change username, status and profile picture.
  • Failing to connect when texting members of a group

Countries affected by Kik’s bugs:

  • USA (Texas)
  • Canada
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • India
  • Pakistan

*Side note: If whatsapp, viber, or telegram are also not working, you can learn more about them in our blog.

Pinngle Messenger: A Great Alternative to Kik!

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Are you already fed up with all the connectivity issues and super annoying bugs and glitches of Kik messenger? If yes, meet Pinngle the ultimate solution to all your messaging problems. Pinngle is a messaging app that allows you to chat freely, safely and securely. Below are some of the features that might be of interest to you.

Developed to Work Well on Slow Internet or Bad Network Connectivity

Pinngle works on any network generation. With Pinngle Messenger, you can no longer worry about slow internet and bad network connectivity because Pinngle will deliver all your messages and connect you immediately when connected to poor WiFi. Moreover, if you’re in places where many people are connected to the same WiFi router, Pinngle operates smoothly when the wifi hotspot gets overloaded.

Works in Countries with Censorship on Voice and Video Calls

There are many countries that block voice and video calling services, such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE. However, Pinngle Messenger has an anti-blocking technology that enables people to voice and video call without the need to change IPs or VPNs. Therefore, you can enjoy making voice and video calls at no cost and with no hassle when using Pinngle Messenger.

Fun Feature – Broadcast and Discover Engaging Content on Pinngle Public Channels

Pinngle has created Public Channels for influencers to share their genuine content with the fast-growing Pinngle audience. You can find channels related to photography, design, quotes, lifestyle etc… all on Pinngle’s Public Channels too. Moreover, as a Pinngle user, you will not only get the chance to discover engaging content but also have the opportunity to voice call and send private text messages to your favorite influencers.

Does NOT Sell Your Data to Third Parties

As our lives are getting more and more digitized, more and more of our personal data is being sold. Unlike the popular messaging apps, Pinngle messenger does not sell your data to government authorities or third parties. Why? Because all your messages are end-to-end-encrypted and your data is never stored on our servers.

International Calls at Low Rates

Besides offering free online calls with Pinngle users, the app also allows you to make international calls at low costs compared to other messaging apps. Moreover, you could also purchase virtual numbers as a back up number and also to avoid roaming costs while traveling.

There are over 3 million active users on Pinngle now. Join our family to make free international voice and video calls safely and securely.

You can easily download Pinngle now from Google play or download Pinngle from AppStore.


Pattyl Vartanian is a Storyteller and passionate about blogging. She currently covers topics related to tech, telecom, marketing, and mobile apps. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and reading poetry as well as non-fiction books.