The little letters beside your messages are what we call read receipts - giving you more information about the status of your message.
If you see these characters instead:
... Three dots mean that the app is trying to establish a connection. Your message will change to S as soon as a connection is established. If you see the three dots for an extended period of time, check your data and/or Wi-Fi connection.
! Red exclamation mark means there is an error sending your message. In this case, you'll need to send your message again.
A faded D appears next to messages sent to iPhones. It means that we've sent the push notification of your message to your friend but they haven't opened the app to receive the message on their phone. Once they open the app, you’ll see a solid D.
If your message is stuck on S:
- The person you're messaging isn’t connected to Kik (maybe their phone is off). Your message will be delivered once they turn their phone on or sign into their account and reconnect to Kik.
- You or the person you're messaging is experiencing some connection problems. Kik uses your existing data plan or Wi-Fi to send and receive messages. You'll need a good connection to be able to use Kik. You can learn how to troubleshoot your connection here.
Want to know what time a message was sent? Just tap on the message and the time it was sent will appear above it :)