The world has always been a mixture of opposites. Wherever there is a reason to be happy, there is a reason to be sad. Whatever causes immense happiness can also cause the same amount of suffering. For every boon, there is an equally strong curse. While the balance of opposites is not always apparent in our everyday lives, it is quite obvious sometimes. Social media is a great example.
Being a true indicator of how far we have advanced in the field of social connections, social media has introduced us to endless opportunities and possibilities of meeting anyone from anywhere in the world. But is social media free of faults?
Social media platforms enable us to meet many amazing people. But we also get many unwanted interactions with people who don’t add any value to our lives at all, who make us uncomfortable and disturb our online experience.
Like all other social media platforms, Kik has a fair share of users you would never want to interact with. And while it is never acceptable to have those in your chat or anywhere else, an irritating person on a live stream can be much more disturbing not only for you but also for the live audience.
In such situations, when you have an antisocial person on a Kik Livestream, one option is to report them. We will tell you how you can do that and talk about some other similar situations revolving around Kik. So, read on if you want to know more about tackling unwanted users on Kik.
Why should you report someone on Kik?
Kik is similar to many other instant messaging apps. But in addition to providing the usual messaging services to its users, the platform allows them to go live anytime and talk with other users on the platform in real time.
Live streams can have advantages and disadvantages, and Kik knows it well, just like other platforms offering live streams. To ensure that live streams remain clean and friendly and do not become a way to spread inappropriate content on the platform, Kik has some straightforward and strict guidelines for everyone who wishes to go live.
Anyone who hosts a live stream on Kik cannot indulge in any activity that violates the platform’s community guidelines. Specifically, you cannot:
1. Go live if you are a minor: Kik is only for people aged 13 years and above. If you are below 13 years of age, you shouldn’t be using Kik at all, let alone going live.
2. Share adult content on your live stream: Kik is not the place for anyone who wants to indulge in sharing content that represents nudity or any adult content, even if you are an adult.
3. Spread hate: While you might want to express disagreement or disappointment against someone, you must not send hateful messages, insult, or bully someone on your live stream.
4. Promote illegal activity: We don’t need to explain it to you, do we? Anything illegal is strictly against Kik’s values, so anyone who wants to do this better beware.
5. Spam: Kik is a good platform for connecting with friends and family online, but it is not a place to endlessly promote your products or services in each message or live stream. You can do that occasionally, but repetitive promotional behavior (spam) is against Kik’s community standards.
Remember that the above guidelines apply to all users, not only those who are live streaming. If you notice a streamer doing any of the above things on the live stream on Kik, you should report and block them right away. Similarly, a stream viewer is bound by the same guidelines.
Now, let’s finally move toward the process of reporting people on a Kik live stream.
How to Report Someone on Kik Live Stream
If you encounter a person on a live stream violating the platform’s community guidelines, you can report them to Kik by following some simple steps:
Step 1: Open the Kik app and log into your account.
Step 2: You will land in the Chats tab after logging in. Head to the Live tab.
Step 3: You will see several sections on the Live tab: For You, Trending, New Favorites, and so on. Find and open the live stream you want.
Step 4: You will see the Report icon near the upper-right corner. The icon depicts an exclamation mark.
Step 5: You will see several options on the screen representing the possible reasons why you want to report the live stream. Select the options that are relevant to your report. You can also mention your reason manually if you can’t find the right option.
Step 6: After mentioning a proper reason for your report, you can also attach a screenshot supporting the report. Although this step is not compulsory, you can add the screenshot as proof of the validity of your report.
Step 7: Tap on the Submit button to submit your report.
How to report a live stream viewer on Kik
We have told you how you can report a live streamer on Kik. But what if you are the streamer and want to report a viewer sending hate messages, spam, or inappropriate comments on the stream? Certainly, this is something that nobody would like anywhere.
You can report such an irritating viewer by tapping on their name and tapping on the Report button. Select the reason for your report and tap on the Report button. You may be asked to confirm the action again, so confirm it to submit the report.
How to report someone on Kik chat
Now that we are done talking about how to report users on live streams let’s talk about how you can report a nagging person who is constantly messaging you about things you don’t want to talk about.
To report a user on Kik, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Kik app and log into your account.
Step 2: On the Chats tab, select the chat of the person you want to report.
Step 3: On the chat screen, tap on the user’s name at the top to view their profile screen.
Step 4: Tap on the three vertical dots in the screen’s upper-right corner to view a list of options.
Step 5: Tap on Report User.
Step 6: You will see several options, such as:
- I don’t want to talk to them
- This is a spam bot
- This person is being abusive
Step 7: You also have the option to share your chat history with the user to support your claim. You can select or deselect the option ss you wish.
Step 8: Finally, tap on Report and block to report the user.
In the end
Unwanted interactions can happen on any online platform, but they cannot always be ignored or laughed off if they cross a limit. And no matter whether it’s a person on your chat or a live stream on Kik, you should report them ASAP.
In this blog, we talked about how you can report someone on Kik’s live stream. There can be several reasons you might want to report them; in either case, the method to report them is the same. Following the steps mentioned in this blog can easily report users who violate the platform’s guidelines.
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