Does uninstalling Kik delete messages?

Answered by Robert Flynn

When it comes to uninstalling Kik, it is important to understand that there is a difference between deactivating and uninstalling the app. Deactivating Kik means that you are temporarily disabling your account, while uninstalling Kik means that you are completely removing the app from your device.

When you deactivate your Kik account, you will no longer be able to log in or access any of your account information. This means that you will not be able to send or receive messages, view your chat history, or access any other features of the app. However, your account information is still stored on Kik’s servers, and you can reactivate your account simply by reinstalling the app and logging in again.

On the other hand, when you uninstall Kik, you are completely removing the app from your device. This means that not only will you no longer be able to access your account, but you will also no longer receive any messages or notifications from other Kik users. Uninstalling Kik does not delete your account information from Kik’s servers, so if you reinstall the app in the future and log in with the same account details, you should be able to access your account and all of your previous messages.

It is worth noting that if you have deactivated your Kik account, any messages or other information that you have received will still be stored on Kik’s servers. However, if you uninstall the app, there is a possibility that these messages may be deleted if the system automatically clears them after a certain period of time. Therefore, if you want to keep your messages even after uninstalling the app, it is recommended to deactivate your account instead.

Deactivating Kik temporarily disables your account, while uninstalling Kik completely removes the app from your device. Deactivating allows you to reactivate your account in the future and retain your messages, while uninstalling may result in the potential loss of messages if the system deletes them. It is important to consider your preferences and the importance of retaining your messages before deciding whether to deactivate or uninstall Kik.