A complete guide to Kik Videos

There are many features offered by Kik Messenger to the millions of users worldwide and one of them is kik videos. It gives the ability to the users to chat with each other and send or receive videos through their smartphones. Kik video is the next level of communication where you can send a video rather than describing something. After all, it is always better to see something rather than read. You can make a video of anything and send it to your friends and family members or if you want to send an existing video, you can do it easily. Through videos, you can impress or surprise your friends to a great extent. And it is rightly said that an image is worth a thousand words; which makes videos even greater!

Through Kik videos, you can express yourself better. You can send viral videos, self-shot videos, and just any clip content of which suits the nature of your relationship with the other person on Kik. You can choose to either send a video clip alone or accompany it with text messages. It is advisable to send text message note in advance or later to let the person know what the video is about. The kik videos feature is very helpful when you want to share a video tutorial, send a funny clip you just found on the web, or start a conversation with a stranger. To begin with the kik video sharing process, it is suggested to upgrade to the latest version of android and Kik app because some of the older versions of android do not allow sending videos.

Sending Kik Videos on Android

The first thing is that Kik video function will work differently for each smartphone or any other mobile device. All smartphones are compatible to send and receive videos however if you are using an older version of an android device, you will not be able to send videos but receive them. The following steps will guide you to send videos on Kik messenger:

  • On your smartphone or mobile device, open the Kik messenger app.
  • Go to the chats and open the chat of the friend you want to send kik videos.
  • Tap on the + icon in the left area to the space where you type text.
  • A variety of options will now be presented on the screen now.
  • Choose an existing video to send or record your own with the camera.
  • Tap on the chat bubble located in the right bottom corner of the screen.
  • The video will now be sent to the friend you have opened chat off.kik videos

Regardless of the source of kik videos (received from someone, shot by self, or downloaded from the web), Kik allows only a limited duration short clip to be sent. You cannot send an hour long clip on Kik and it is advised to do it on any shared drive or email. You have to edit the video before sending it to make it short and suitable for sending through Kik. To trim the long video length, you will see an option ‘edit video’ automatically. It will be shown particularly if your video length is long by Kik standards. From the ‘edit video’ screen, simply drag the yellow bars until you have sufficiently clipped the video for sending. A normal Kik video is under 2 minutes long. To make a short video, you will have to tap on the camera icon. This will open the camera app of your smartphone from where you can record a new clip. Just press the button and hold it down to the duration to the video. As you lift your finger or thumb, the recording will stop automatically.

Sending Kik Videos on iPhone or iPad

If you own an Apple device, you will be also easily able to send video clips to your Kik friends. Make sure you have the latest version of the Kik app before you proceed to use video function. Follow these steps if you are an Apple user and want to send video clips through Kik app.

  • On your smartphone or mobile device, open the Kik messenger app.
  • Go to the chats and open the chat of the friend you want to send video.
  • Tap on the + icon in the left area to the space where you type text.
  • A variety of options will now be presented on the screen now.
  • Just copy and paste any video by pressing the holding the video.
  • It will allow you to paste the video in any chat while typing.
  • Tap on the ‘type a message’ field and then, tap on the ‘paste’ icon.
  • The video will now be sent to the friend you have opened chat of.

Similar to android, you will have to trim your video length if it is long by Kik standards. You can easily preview the edited videos that you have trimmed by heading over to the gallery and finding the video you would like to preview. The next step is to go to the edit video screen, press on the video, and hold down before you press the play button. There is no restriction on the number of times a video can be edited. Once you are done with editing a video on Kik messenger, it will play on its own thus giving you a preview. If you are satisfied, you can send it to your friends on Kik. If you didn’t like the video you have taken, you can dismiss it and start over again.

Whether you want to dismiss a video and reshoot or just cancel sending any video at all, you will have to tap on the back icon located in the bottom left corner of the screen. To see all the videos and pictures, you have to open the gallery and maximize it by tapping on the icon located in the top-right corner of the screen. Usually, the albums are categorized alphabetically by their folder names. Often, if you have not changed the folder name of your album, it will show ‘recent’. To see the different albums, you will have to tap on the drop-down menu and keep on searching until the correct album is found.

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