February 20, 2013, 3:25 PM — Here's how you can download the Kik Messenger app free for your iPad, iPhone, iPad mini or iPod Touch.
1. Go to the Kik Messenger app preview page in iTunes (or tap the link on your iOS device to install the app directly).
2. Click the View in iTunes button.
3. Click the Free button to download the app.
4. Sync your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad mini with iTunes to install the app.
Here's a description and screenshot:
"30 million users love Kik! It's the fast, simple, and personal smartphone messenger that connects you to everyone you love to talk to.
Here's why you'll love Kik:
FAST: Kik is hands-down the fastest, most reliable smartphone messenger available. And with sent, delivered, read and typing notifications, your conversations will come to life.
SIMPLE: We believe that simplicity is the ultimate in sophistication. We've spent thousands of hours making sure Kik is the easiest, most beautiful smartphone messenger around.
PERSONAL: Your Kik username - not your phone number - is your Kik identity, so you can keep complete control of your privacy. No wonder Kik is the number one way people connect in other social apps like Instagram, SocialCam, and Viddy.
And now you can do even more on Kik, with new features that let you instantly find and share fun videos, sketches and pictures."