Kik Messenger, Kik Video and Voice Messages, Instant Messaging

This may come as no surprise to some, but if you’ve been wondering when you’ll be able to use Kik Messenger natively on your BlackBerry Z10, you may have to wait awhile. A user-submitted photo anonymously sent to our inbox has revealed an email message in which a member of the Kik support team has stated that there are “no immediate plans” to support BB10 users. At the same time, however, the message does not completely shrug off future support unlike initial plans by WhatsApp to not support the platform.

Kik for BB Z10, Q10, Kik Messenger for BlackBerry 10

For those who have been waiting for the arrival of the popular cross-platform instant messaging app to arrive, it is indeed still possible to utilize Kik on BB10 by sideloading the Android version, though the experience won’t be nearly as good and you won’t be able to run the app in the background very well; you may have to open the app in order to receive any messages.

Kik Messenger is currently available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. While there are alternatives (including BlackBerry’s own native BBM), anyone who wants to communicate easily across multiple platforms with Kik will have to utilize the sideloading option or simply be patient.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at