Kik Messenger Statistics and User Count (2023)

Last Updated on: March 10th, 2023

kik messenger statistics user count facts 2023Kik Messenger, often simply called Kik, is a freeware instant messaging mobile app developed and owned by the Canadian company Kik Interactive. The app is available on iOS and Android operating systems.

Kik Messenger allows users to send and receive text messages, photos, videos, sketches, and other content over an internet connection. The app uses usernames rather than phone numbers as user identification, providing users with a level of anonymity. Kik Messenger also features group chat capabilities, and users can create and join public or private groups based on shared interests.

Kik Messenger gained popularity in part because of its focus on anonymity, but has also been criticized for being used by predators and for its use in cyberbullying incidents. In response, Kik Interactive has implemented several safety features, including a “Report” button for users to report inappropriate behavior, as well as an age restriction policy and content moderation guidelines.

In 2019, Kik Interactive announced that it would be shutting down the Kik Messenger app in order to focus on its cryptocurrency project, Kin. However, the app was acquired by a different company and continues to be available for download and use.

Kik Messenger Statistics

Here are a few of the most interesting Kik Messenger statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Kik Messenger User Count

How many people use Kik Messenger?

300 million users

Last updated 12/15/16

Number of Kik monthly users:

15 million

Last updated 9/26/17

Additional Kik Messenger Statistics

Percentage of US teens that use Kik Messenger:


Last updated 9/5/17

Number of countries with Kik Messenger users:

230 countries

Last updated 12/15/16

Average amount of time users spend on Kik:

35 minutes

Last updated 1/28/15

Number of bots on Kik:

20,000 bots

Last updated 8/3/16

Number of approved bots in the Kik Bot Shop:

100 bots

Last updated 8/3/16

Number of messages that have been exchanged with bots on Kik:

2 billion messages

Last updated 9/5/17

Percentage of Kik bot users that are between the ages of 13-24:


Last updated 5/30/20

Amount Kik has raised in funding to date:

$120.5 million

Last updated 5/30/20

Amount that Kik reportedly raised during its 2017 token distribution event:

$100 million

Number of people that participated in Kik’s 2017 token distribution event:


Kik Messenger Facts

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Kik Messenger statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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