Kik is a great social media platform that allows you to interact with other users worldwide. Online safety is among the main features highly considered when using social media, including Kik.
There are different reasons why you may be banned from joining groups on Kik, among them being a violation of the app’s rules and guidelines. So, how long does a Kik ban last?
Furthermore, is there a way I can get unbanned on the app? I will answer these questions and many more about the Kik ban.
How long does the Kik ban last?
Social networks, including Kik, ensure their users are safe while using the platform. This is with the help of community guidelines that regulate interaction with members.
You are either suspended or banned from the app if any guidelines are violated. It may include sharing inappropriate or unwanted content on the app. By doing so, the user may report you, and the app will block you from its services while they investigate the matter.
Once it is verified, there are four actions that the app admins will take. First, your account can either be deactivated, suspended, temporarily or permanently banned. A ban may last between 24 hours to 30 days, but in some cases, a user may be banned for no reason.
How to get your Kik account unbanned
If you want your Kik account back, you can appeal for suspension or a ban. However, you will be notified of its duration limit if you receive a suspension. Therefore, it would be best if you waited until the time limit was over.
Remember that there is no official way to appeal your Kik suspension or ban. The only solution is to email Kik customer service at email@example.com. However, this method does not guarantee you will get your account back.
If you are permanently banned from your account, you have no choice but to create a new account.
Clear browser history
To clear traces of your history search and activities on Kik, clear all the cache and cookies on your web browser. It will help clear off the ban history on your Kik account.
Use a VPN
You also get around a ban by changing your IP address. This is because the Kik servers work using IP addresses. That means your computer’s IP address is banned from its servers when you receive an IP ban.
Changing your computer’s IP address locally or using a VPN is the solution. The reason behind using a VPN is that using the old IP address will link you to the banned Kik account. You can use any VPN service that you find affordable, safe, and user-friendly. But if you don’t have one already, consider using NordVPN.
Note that a VPN can only be used if you are temporarily banned from Kik. If you are permanently banned from Kik, you can no longer create a new account with the email account that was banned.
Alternatively, you can use a proxy server, but it is difficult to set up to hide your IP address. That is why it is preferred that you use a VPN.
It can be a shame to receive an email stating that you have been banned from Kik. It mostly happens because of sharing inappropriate or misleading content, spam, or going against Kik’s guidelines.
The above reasons may cause you to receive a permanent or temporary ban. You can change your IP address using a proxy server or VPN if you are temporarily banned. Unfortunately, if you are permanently banned from Kik groups, you must create a new account using another email address.
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