By this time, Kik had raised a total of .5 million.
On August 16, 2015, Kik received a million investment from Chinese Internet giant Tencent, the parent company of the popular Chinese messaging service We Chat.
A limited amount of data from a particular account (identified by exact username), including first and last name, birthdate, e-mail address, link to a current profile picture, device-related information, and user location information such as the most recently used IP address, can be preserved for a period of 90 days pending receipt of a valid order from law enforcement.
Since May 2014, Kik has contained a safety feature that blurs messages from strangers, so that users must opt in to view content sent by people outside their network.
Kik Interactive contacted him objecting to his use of the name, for which the company claimed intellectual property rights, and asked him to change the name.On November 4, 2014, Kik scored 1 out of 7 points on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's secure messaging scorecard.Kik received a point for encryption during transit but lost points because communications are not encrypted with a key to which the provider does not have access, users cannot verify contacts' identities, past messages are not secure if the encryption keys are stolen, the code is not open to independent review, the security design is not properly documented, and there had not been a recent independent security audit.When Koçulu refused, Kik Interactive contacted npm management, who agreed to transfer ownership of the module to Kik without Koçulu's consent.Koçulu then unpublished all of his modules from npm, including a popular eleven-line code module called "left-pad" upon which many Java Script projects depended.