Engaging in video calls is something that most of us do these days, and there are even platforms out there that can facilitate the process if you want to talk to random people from other parts of the world. Remember when our parents used to tell us not to talk to strangers when we were little? Well, we will just have to break that rule, and the Kik platform can certainly help us out.
Furthermore, each and every person we know was a stranger to us once, so why in the world wouldn’t we talk to strangers in the first place? The world has a lot to offer, and there are lots of interesting people out there who can come in handy in one way or another.
Kik is not only a platform that you can use to talk to strangers. You can also use its video calling feature to contact your loved ones, such as your family members and friends. Since it can be a bit complicated to use the platform for such a purpose if you haven’t done it before, we’re here to help!
How to make a video call via Kik
Learning how to make a video call via Kik could be a bit challenging at first, but you will certainly figure out the ropes if you’re paying a bit of attention! Behold:
- Grab your phone, open the Kik app, and use the software to first log into your account
- Find someone from your list of friends whom you would chat with, and open the chat.
- Find the little camera button, which will be placed in the top right corner as soon as your chat emerges.
- Click on the button, and the call will be sent once the button becomes blue. Wait a while for your partner to accept the chat invitation.
- When your partner accepts the invitation for the video call, a picture of the person will appear as a little bubble on your display.
You must keep in mind that it’s important to use the latest version of the Kik app. Otherwise, it is possible for the blue button to not appear at all on your chat screen in the first place. You can head over to your official mobile marketplace, such as the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, to see if there is any other version of the Kiki app available. If so, make sure to grab that latest update and try making the video call with your friend again!
When it comes to video calling apps, there are lots of possible alternatives to the Kik software. Apps such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Discord, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, FaceTime, and others are capable of establishing video calls between two users. Furthermore, you can even engage in group calls in such apps, which can be very useful in case you’re a boss who needs to say something to your entire team at work, for instance. Or on the other hand, you might be a teacher who wants to have an online class with your students. Those were usual scenarios during the COVID pandemic when many schools across the US and Europe were closed in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The video calling option was the most requested feature by those using Kik, as it wasn’t there from the start. Hopefully, everyone will get to learn how to use it the right way.
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