How do I report spam on Kik?

The privacy and safety of our users is really important to us. Our 'Report' feature helps us keep Kik safe and fun for everyone. It's really helpful to us when users report spam through the in-app 'Report' feature available on the latest version of Kik for iOS and Android.

You can report spam right from your chats:

With messages from the person in the chat:

  1. In the chat, tap their profile picture beside their message

Without messages from the person in the chat:

  1. In the chat, tap the Display Name > at the top
  2. Tap the three vertical dots icon in the top right corner of the Info screen

Then:

  1. Tap Report User
  2. Choose This is a spam bot
  3. You can check off/on the option to include the chat history in your report
  4. Tap Report and Block

You can also report spam from your New Chats list:

  1. Open your chat
  2. Tap Ignore
  3. Tap Report and Block (on Android) or Report (on iOS)
  4. Tap This is a spam bot
  5. You can check off/on the option to include the chat history in your report
  6. Tap Report and Block

Once you report the spam account you’ll have the option to keep or remove the chat from your conversation list. If you choose to keep the chat, this will automatically block the spam account from your Kik account but save the chat history with them in your conversation list. If you choose to remove the chat, this will automatically block the spam account from your Kik account and remove your chat history with them.

Tips

  • If you need to report a user for something other than spam, you can choose from one of the other two options when reporting through the app: "I don't want to talk to them" or "this person is being abusive". 
  • You can also get in touch with our Support team here to report a user to us. 
  • You might need to update Kik to the latest version to use the 'Report' feature. Check out our FAQs.

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