As one of the most popular anonymous chat apps, Kik’s user base and photo traffic are impressive. As with most messenger-style apps, there are two ways to post photos on Kik. You can take a live photo and have it go directly from the camera to your Kik chats, or you can upload an existing image of your device’s camera roll.
As with other messaging apps, there are two ways to send photos on Kik: You can take a live photo or choose one from the camera roll. However, as part of encouraging honest shopping online and deterring catfishing, the Kik app notifies the recipient of a photo whether a photo was taken within the app or sent from a camera roll. As with most security features of this type, a sufficiently smart and determined user can circumvent the restriction.
Why Use Fake Photos on Kik?
It’s worth asking – why bother with a fake photo on Kik? While there are scams, identity theft, and similar incidents on Kik, as on all platforms, most of the fake photos found on the site exist as part of a real joke, joke, or theatrical performance for no better word. The remaining fake photos are often “security” selfies used as a defense against intruders or unwanted suitors.
The main idea behind Kik has always been to have fun. It’s not an app for business networks, it’s not a place to bring out world events. Usually not a place for serious communication. As such, not being able to play practical jokes on your friends can be limiting.
For example, you might want to submit a photoshop of yourself. If the recipient can’t tell that a particular photo came from their phone’s camera roll, you can surprise them or make them laugh with a funny filter from a photo editing app.
Let’s say you’re in sweatpants, no make-up, or you look exhausted. But your girlfriend wants a selfie now. This is a great time to uncover the fake photo skills you’ll learn in this article.
Responding to Unwanted Developments
The point of Kik is that just about anyone can message you. If a reptile sends you messages, you can always block them. But unfortunately, some people will work around the block and start following you. It may be easier to send a random, unattractive picture to throw it away.
So how do you send fake photos without the other party knowing?
How to Fake a Live Picture on Kik
If you have already downloaded the Kik app, you will need a fake camera app. There are many of these out there, so you probably won’t have a problem finding the one that works best for you.
Be sure to browse the app store and read reviews before downloading. One well-reviewed app is GalleryCam, which doesn’t require rooting and seems to work pretty well.
When you find the perfect match for your device, download it. If you are using an Android phone, you may need to set the new camera app as the default, otherwise Kik may pick up your phone’s native camera.
When Kik asks you which camera you want to use, there will be an option to choose the fake camera app. This will open your camera roll and once you have selected the image you want to send it will be sent as a live photo. You may still need to install an older version of Kik to do this.
Remember that you should always be careful online and Kik is no exception here. Using a fake camera app will show you how easy it is to send fake photos; this means that people can use the same number for you as well. Make sure you’re safe on the Internet by checking out this free eBook on internet security practices.
Fake Doesn’t Mean Evil
It is clear that a fake camera can be used for good. In fact, it can be a lifesaver when it comes to sending photos to your crush or loved one. But be wary of the ways other people use it, and make sure all your loved ones who use Kik are also aware of the dangers. You can never be too careful online.
Have you ever used a fake camera? Which one worked for you? What did you use it for? Feel free to tell everyone about your Kik adventures in the comment section below.