The app has been criticized as unsafe for minors due to its anonymity features and allegedly weak parental control mechanisms.
In November 2014, Kik announced a .3 million Series C funding round and its first acquisition, buying GIF Messenger "Relay".
Account: The Account is the Member's dedicated personal area within the Application which he or she accesses when he or she registers with and connects to the Application. Chat request: Is an action suggested before and/or after posting a Like.
Chat request refers to the functionality “Say hi” in the Application and is a non-confidential function that triggers a notification to the Member you want to Say hi to and constitute an invitation to chat with this Member.
Crush: A Crush is created between two profiles and triggered by a Like on both profiles.
It represents a mutual interest, which sends out a "You have a Crush" notification, allowing the Members to start a conversation.
SHS Sexual Assault and Community Health Services Experiencing sexual or relationship violence is traumatic and can have long term effects.
'Passed' profiles will not appear on the Member's timeline in the future, unless he or she decides to cancel the Pass, which is free of charge and easily done under “Preferences.”Services: All services (both charged and free-of-charge) offered by HAPPN to encourage virtual or real-life meet-ups between Members who have crossed paths and who have a mutual interest in one another according to the selected search criteria.
It was taking a toll on them psychologically, in some cases. I was surrounded at all times by really smart internet geeks and scholars. Right there, I knew that it wasn’t simple coincidence that no one had heard of it.
I should say that I’ve been online for a long time (over twenty years) and, at the time I read this, was working on my Ph. So I started asking my peers and professors, “Hey, have you ever heard of this practice? It was clear to me that this was a very unglamorous and unpleasant aspect of the social media industries and no one involved was likely in a rush to discuss it.
Whether one has experienced violence in the past, recently or are in a currently violent situation, SHS is here to provide support in whatever way feels most comfortable.
There are numerous options, including an anonymous phone call or online report; an individual meeting to discuss your experience; or help accessing other services, such as medical, legal, help with a change of living space, etc.