Out of all the instant messaging apps available, Kik Messenger is one the most popular among young people. The Kik Messenger app is so popular that many people create modified versions (known as “modded”) and share them with one another online.
Modded Kik or Kik Mods is something that a lot of people have heard about but only a few really know what they are. In this article we will explain what mobbed Kik is and what you will need to do to go about downloading it on an Android device.
So, What Are Modded Kik Apps?
Mods/ modifications (noun)- changing or modifying something
Even though most people who use these apps refer to them as modded Kik or Kik mod, their full name is modified Kik Messenger apps. The name itself really tells you what they are. In short, modified Kik Messenger apps, are separate app versions of Kik Messenger that have been changed (or modified, if you prefer).
Although standalone, these modified Kik Messenger apps use the same network as the official Kik Messenger app. This means that if you use a modified Kik Messenger app instead of the authorized Kik Messenger app, you will still have access to your Kik friends by logging in using your user name and password. However, if you do not have an account with Kik Messenger, you can register on one of the modified Kik Messenger apps instead if you prefer. The registration process is exactly the same whether you are signing up to the official Kik Messenger app or a modified Kik Messenger app.
In fact, you can have both the official Kik Messenger app and as many modified Kik Messenger apps on your Android smart phone and device as your storage limits will be able to hold. Yes, you are free to switch from the official Kik Messenger app and any modified Kik apps as often as you can. So, if you already have the official Kik Messenger app installed in your Android device, you will not need to uninstall it in order to use any modified versions. The only thing you will need to be aware of is that you cannot remained signed in on more than one version of the Kik Messenger app at the same time. So, for example, if you have been using the official version of the instant messaging app and then decide to switch over from it to a modified, you will need to log out of the official version first. Otherwise, you will not be able to use the modified version. Of course, whenever you log out of any of the versions of Kik Messenger, you will lose your chat history. So, if there are any chats you would like to keep, you should save them somehow, for example copying and pasting them or doing a screen grab. The same thing would apply to any picture or video file that you have received and have a special interest in keeping. Whatever you do not save before you log out will be invariably lost for good.
If you are interested in getting your own modded Kik app for your Android smart phone here is what you will need to do. The process is not as straightforward as downloading the regular version of the Kik Messenger app. There are quite a few steps involved in the process. You will need to find the modded Kik Messenger app you are interested it, download it to your computer and save it, and then transfer it to your Android mobile device. Here is the full step-by-step list of them for you to follow:
- Head over to your computer and search for mobbed Kik Android. We cannot tell you where you will need to look because this changes and not all sites where you can download these mobbed versions are totally safe. You will need to a little bit of digging online before you can find a modded version of Kik Messenger you like on a safe website.
- Once you have located the right APK file go ahead and download it if you trust the website.
- Save the downloaded APK on a shared drive, for example Dropbox. You will have to make sure, of course, that you have Dropbox or a similar service in place before hand. Getting Dropbox is itself a process but it should not take to long, and all you will have to do is follow the simple steps. You will also need to ensure that you have Dropbox downloaded and installed on your Android device.
- If you have an Android emulator you will be able to use your new modded Kik Messenger app on your computer but if you want to use it on your Android device, there will be a few more additional steps attached.
- Grab your Android device.
- Head over to Dropbox.
- Open the Dropbox app and locate the modded Kik Messenger app you have previously downloaded.
- Select the APK file from Dropbox so that you can install it in your Android device.
So, depending on whether you would want to use the modded Kik App on your computer or your Android device, you will need to take slightly different steps. Because this article is really about downloading it on an Android device we have not talked a lot about using your computer. Accessing any version of the Kik Messenger app on a computer (whether a modded version or a the regular one), requires a little bit more savvy but we have talked about it in other articles on this site.
So, what is the big deal about the Modded Kik App and what does it do?
The main different between the official Kik Messenger App and any of the modded versions is the theme or user interface. Modified Kik Messenger apps are really creative and a lot of fun. As it is Kik Messenger users themselves who create them, there are a growing variety of different themes. The inspiration people take when they create different modified Kik Messenger apps is endless. They are inspired by movies, TV shows, video games, etc. You name it!
The idea is to make the app more attractive in accordance to their personal taste. After all, when an app like Kik Messenger is so beloved, many people spend a lot of time on it, so it is only fair they may want to make it as attractive as possible!
But looks are not the only thing that sets modified Kik Messenger apps from regular Kik Messenger. Modded Kik apps also have different features that the regular version does not possess. One of these features is the fake camera that can be used to send video messages or picture files to your Kik Messenger friends. Unlike the “real” camera that you use on the regular Kik Messenger app, the “fake” camera actually gets videos or pictures from your gallery instead of taking them there and then. By using the “fake” camera mobbed Kik app users are able to send pictures that were taking a while back (or even by someone else. For example, pictures that they got from the Internet), and pass them off convincingly as their own and effectively pretend that they have just taken them. Of course, there are some ethical considerations to be made as some people on Kik Messenger requests picture to know who they are talking to is really who they say they are. This “fake” camera can indeed be used for deceiving people, which is definitely not something we recommend or endorse on this website.
Other handy feature of the modded Kik Messenger apps is that users can fool their friends by manipulating receipt messages. Normally, Kik Messenger users know the status of their messages by checking the letters that display next to them. So, an “s” means that the message has been sent out but not yet received; a light ‘d” means that the message has been delivered to the Kik servers but not yet to your friend’s device; a darker “d” means that your message has finally been delivered to your friend’s smart phone or mobile device; finally, an “r” means that the message has been read or seen by your friend.
With modded Kik Messenger apps you will be able to deactivate the receipt status. This means that any message you received will remain as “d” for delivered on your friend’s status. Therefore, your friend will not be able to know when or even if you have read their messages.
Downloaded and installing a modded version of the Kik Messenger app comes with its risks because these versions are not official or authorized. This means that there is no technical support and Kik will not be able to help you if you have any trouble. You will need to be extra careful because some of the sites offering downloads of modded version of the Kik Messenger are not necessarily the safest of Internet places. It is still possible to download a modded Kik app safely but you will need to do your research and take the necessary precautions before you go ahead and downloaded.