What is your current favorite freeware instant messaging client application in 2022? For every age and especially for teenagers, Kik is one of the top choices with its great features and intuitive user interface.
In a chat message with your friend on Kik, you may see different alphabets and symbols like “S,” “D,” “R,” “…,” “!” Which means:
- S means Sent or Sending,
- D means Delivered,
- R means Read
- Ellipsis (…) indicates “typing message” and,
- Exclamation (!) Means message “sending error”
- And ASL means people want to know your Age, Sex and Location.
The best part about the Kik Messenger Chat app is that you can connect with random users from all around the world and also connect with friends easily by using your phone number. Kik can also be great for playing exciting games, group video calls, group chat, or private messages. But how will you know if your messages are sent and have been received or not or has been seen by your friends?
If these meanings still don’t make sense, you can go through our article according to its title. So today, in this article, we will be talking about what alphabets and symbols mean in Kik chat messages. You will also learn how to send troubleshoot messages and some relevant FAQs. Stay with us and read the article to know everything you need to know about chat message symbols.
What Does “S” Mean In A Kik Chat Message?
S stands for Sent in Kik Messenger chat. If you type your message and send it to your friend using data or Wi-Fi which is extremely fast then, in the first second you will see S in the chat message. It confirms that your message has been successfully sent to the server. This is when the server successfully sends the message to the receiver. After the receiver successfully receives your message, the S will change into D in the chat message.
But sometimes the symbol S gets stuck and does not change into D. What does this mean? Let’s see all the possible reasons why S doesn’t change to D in Kik.
Why Is Kik Message Stuck On S? [“S” Does Not Turn Into “D”]
When you send a message to your friends, you see a “S” symbol beside the message that you sent. However, with time, the S is supposed to change into a D, which means that your message has been delivered to the receiver. Sometimes, that does not happen. Let’s see the possible reasons why your message is not delivered to the receiver and the S does not change into D.
If They Are Offline
Your message gets stuck on S if the receiver does not have their phone connected to the internet at that very moment. It may also happen if they haven’t activated their phone’s notification for Kik messages.
This may also happen if the receiver is logged out of Kik. Your message will get delivered and the sign will turn into a D when they get back to Kik. The server confirms the success of the message delivery by changing the symbol S to a D.
If Kik Has A Bug
Sometimes Kik may have a bug which is known as a glitch. When you send a message to your friend, the message is sent to the Kik server and the server delivers it to the receiver.
If Kik still shows the symbol S in the chat message when the message is delivered, it is due to a glitch in the Kik app. Do not worry in this case. If you have sent a message, then they will definitely receive it, but you will not be able to see the symbol D in the chat message until the glitch is not fixed.
A glitch may occur if you are using an old version of the Kik app. So make sure your application is up-to-date before you use it.
If The Receiver Has Blocked You
Your messages might not be delivered if the receiver has blocked you from their account. It is disappointing to see your friends blocking you from their friend list. But when they block you, the messages that you sent them will be stuck in S and will not change into a D.
If The Receiver Has Deleted The App
When your friend or a family member deletes the Kik app without deactivating their Kik account, your message will not get delivered. The message will not get delivered to them as they do not have access to Kik and they are offline from the app.
What Does “D” Mean In A Kik Chat Message? [Bold D And Faded D]
Both bold and faded D means your message or word has found its destination and has been successfully sent to its destination.
D stands for Delivered in Kik Messenger chat. When you send a message to your friend, the message you send goes to the server, and the server delivers the message to the receiver. When the message is successfully sent by you to your friend, then you can see the symbol “D” beside the message you sent in your friend’s chat message.
Does Faded D Or Bold D On Kik Mean You Are Blocked?
No, the faded D on Kik messenger chat doesn’t mean you have been blocked. Faded D means the server has successfully sent your message to your friend but your friend has not seen your message yet. This could happen if they are offline. They can look at your message when they come back to the Kik messenger chat and get a push notification. That is when Faded D changes to Bold D.
Bold D means your message is delivered to your friend and your friend has got push notification of your message, but the message is not read and is still to be opened.
What Does “R” Mean In A Kik Chat Message?
R stands for Reading in Kik messenger chat. When you send a message to your friend, the Kik server delivers it to your friend and you will see the symbol S changing to Faded D.
When your friend opens the Kik messenger, you will see the Faded D change to a Bold D. When your friend opens your message, then you will see R which means your message is being read.
What Does It Mean If I Don’t Get A Reply After The Symbol Turns Into R?
After you send a message, wait for your message to be read. After the message is read, you might get a reply or response for your message. If you do not get an answer after the message turns to R, it means your friend did not choose to reply to your message and is now disconnected or is ignoring your message. It could also mean that they might be busy and they decided to reply later on.
Troubleshooting Message Sending
In Kik, “…” and”!” means that a problem occurred when sending your message to the final destination. There might be many reasons why this problem occurs. So let’s know about the issue and how to troubleshoot the message sending problem.
What Does “…” Mean In A Kik Chat Message?
“…” stands for “typing message” in Kik Chat Message. The three-dots is also known as ellipsis. Ellipsis has two meanings in other apps; it either means that your friend is typing some message, or it means that your message has not been sent to the server yet.
In the chat message of Kik ellipsis means that your message has not reached the Kik’s server and there might be many reasons behind the ellipsis (…). There are a few steps you can use to check while you are having this problem and try to send your message again.
- Check your internet speed or connection.
- Restart the Kik app and resend the message.
- Restart your phone and Wi-Fi router.
- Update your Kik app.
If you still see the ellipsis after following the above mentioned steps, you can contact Customer Care Service about your problem.
What Does “!” Mean In A Kik Chat Message?
! stands for sent message error. After sending a message to your friend, you should see S or D, but if you see “!” it means your message cannot be sent to the server due to some error or glitch.
After sending the message to your friend, if you see an ellipsis (…) for a long time, this means Kik is checking if the connections are appropriate to send your message successfully. If the message or the connection has any kind of error, you will see a red exclamation mark (!) beside the chat message, which means your message can’t be sent.
So to fix the error, follow these bullets mentioned below.
- Restart the Kik application.
- Try to resend the message
- Logout/login to the app.
- Check internet connection and speed.
- Update the Kik messenger application.
What Does ASL Stand For On Kik Messenger Chat?
Generally, if a new user or new friend asks you about ASL, it means they want to know about your Age, Sex, and Location. ASL is a proper way to start an introduction in the chat. They simply want to know how old you are, what your sex is and where you live?
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Does S Mean On Kik If You Are Blocked?
When you send messages to your friend, the server tries to send it to your friend. But if you are blocked by the receiver, the server will not be able to deliver the message to your friend. This is when the symbol gets stuck on S and does not change into a D.
How To Know If Your Friends Have Blocked You Or Not On Kik?
To check whether you have been blocked from your friend or not, it is easy to verify. Open the Kik app and try to add them to a group chat. If you cannot add them, you have been blocked. And if you are able to add them to the group, then it might be a glitch.
There you go, we have talked about everything you should know about the alphabets and symbols in a Kik Messenger’s chat, how to troubleshoot the problem and what ASL means. I hope you will like this article and it will be helpful for you.
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