Kik says image not available in chats[Fix in 3 steps]


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Kik is a free messaging app that you can use to send texts, photos, videos, and more to your friends. 

The issue is that sometimes your images won’t load in chats. The message that appears instead says, “Image not available” or “Photo not found.” 

This can be annoying, especially if you are trying to send an important message or photo but don’t have time to wait for the image to load. 

This problem, however, happens only with certain Kik users.

It is a common situation, many times when you and your friends are in group chats and you want to share an image with the rest of the group, but it says that “image not available in chats.”

Luckily, there are several fixes you can try that should help solve the problem and get you back on track.

How to fix: Kik says image not available in chats

If you cannot see images in chats on Kik, Try the following steps:

1. Clear Cache

Go to the “Settings” on your phone, then tap “Apps.” Scroll down until you find the Kik Messenger app and tap it. Select “Storage,” then tap “Clear cache.”  

2. Restart Your Phone

If you’re using an iPhone, press down on the home button at the bottom of your screen while holding down the power button until you see “Power Off” appear on the screen. Then choose “Restart.” 

On Android phones, press down on the power button at the top right corner of your phone while holding down volume up for about 10 seconds until your phone vibrates twice. 

Then release both buttons at once and wait for your phone to turn off completely before turning it back on again.

3. Update your phone to the latest version.

Some users have found this helpful in fixing the “image not available on Kik” problem. On Android, Go to your phone’s settings > scroll down to System > then System Update.

On the iPhone, Go to the settings > tap General > then Software update >click Update.

4. Restart the App

Generally, the apps may sometimes fail to work due to some bugs. A simple restart may help fix a lot of these problems. 

5. Check if your data is active 

Sometimes a simple problem like inactive data can prevent your images from loading correctly. Open the Settings app on your phone and click to More then > Mobile Data to see if your data connection is active. After that, switch off your mobile data for 5-10 seconds before turning it back on. 

6. Update Your Kik App

Make sure that you have updated your Kik app to its latest version by going through the Google Play Store or App Store, depending upon which operating system your device has installed on it. 

This will ensure that all the bugs get fixed along with other improvements that are made by the developers.

7. Check Your Internet Connection

The first thing you should do is check your internet connection. If it’s slow or spotty, your photos may not load properly. 

If this issue only occurs when you are using Kik, it may be a problem with your Wi-Fi signal strength. 

Try connecting to a different Wi-Fi network and see if that fixes the problem. You can also switch to cellular data and check if the issue is solved.

Is Kik a Dating App?

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Kik, the messaging app, is not a dating app. But that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the most popular places online to meet up with strangers. 

Kik was started in 2010 as a way for people to exchange messages with friends and family. But as its popularity grew, so did its use by people looking for love. 

The company has tried to crack down on this trend. Kik’s terms of service state that it can remove users who “intentionally or unwittingly” aid criminal activities, but enforcing those restrictions is difficult when millions of people send millions of messages every day.

 Kik’s founders say they are trying to walk a fine line between protecting users’ privacy and keeping them safe from predators and criminals who use the platform for illegal activities such as child pornography and human trafficking.

What is Kik?

Kik is a social messaging app that connects people with their friends and family. It was founded in 2010 by Ted Livingston, a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Canada. The app has grown to more than 300 million registered users worldwide as of May 2022.

How to save Kik images to the gallery

There is no option in the Kik app itself to save images or video clips to your phone gallery. However, you can take screenshots on Kik and save them to your phone’s gallery. 

This can be helpful if you want to save an image or video clip of someone else’s message that they’ve sent you.


In this post, I have given seven proven steps to fix images not available in Kik chats. If one method did not work for you try another until your issues are fixed. 

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