Kik Captcha Not Working – What To Do

Posted by Jamie on December 9, 2016

The Kik chat app is one of the better ones out there. Fully featured, well put together and includes more than just a medium through which to chat. Like most web apps, signing up is quite straightforward and uses a simple Captcha for verification. All fine as long as everything works as it should But what is the Kik Captcha doesn’t work?

What is a Captcha?

Captchas are everywhere now. They are the first line of defense against bots and work very well. They are a piece of code that sits inside a signup or page that requires human interaction to complete. The idea is to foil mass signup bots that would just spoil the experience for everyone.

Captcha are deliberately created so no automated system can complete them. While they may be seen as a pain, they actually help improve your web experience. By reducing the number of spam bots around, your entire Kik experience is elevated. While Kik themselves use bots, they are ‘friendly’ ones and do not want to spam, steal or rip you off.


Kik Captcha

Currently, Kik use ‘FunCaptcha’ a mini app that requires you to rotate an image so the animal within it stands up. It is a variation of the usual ‘type the letters’ or ‘tap the squares with a store front’ Captcha and a little more amusing, hence the name.

You are presented with an image with an animal in it. You job is to rotate that image until the animal stands upright. As this is designed to confuse bots, the animal is usually within a mess of other images so it cannot be identified by a machine.

If you see the image, hold your finger on one edge and rotate it until the featured animal is standing upright. The Captcha should then complete and you move on to the next step. That should be it.


Kik Captcha doesn’t work

There are occasions when the Kik Captcha doesn’t work. For some reason you cannot see an image, the image doesn’t move or doesn’t complete once you have moved it. There are a couple of things you can do. You can refresh the Captcha, reload the app or reinstall it.

Refresh the Captcha – The captcha should have a little refresh circle underneath. Tap this and try again. There is a time limit on the image and if this expires or doesn’t register properly it can cause issues.

Reload the Kik app – If a refresh doesn’t work, close Kik down, force stop the app on your smartphone and open it again. You may have to re-enter your details to get back to the Captcha but it is the next best thing if the refresh doesn’t work.

Reinstall Kik – Something nobody wants to do if they can help it. Stop the app, uninstall completely from your smartphone, go back to the app store and download a fresh copy.

One of those three methods will surely get you past the Kik Captcha. While it might be frustrating, once you’re through that should be the last time you ever see it.

15 thoughts on “Kik Captcha Not Working – What To Do”

Paul says:
All of a sudden kik gives me the captcha test every time i try to use the app.. i pass the test, send a message, use another app go back for the reply and i have to verify again…and again…and again, every time i use the app i have to do the captcha shit and sometimes i even have to verify again mid message and this might only be a few minutes..until now its been fine but i am seriously going to remove all reference from us using kik and stop encouraging others too as well there are just too many chat apps out there to put up with this every hour of the day!!
the help section is a joke
Vickie says:
I am trying to log in, not create a new account. It stills makes me do the funcaptcha, but times out before the image can even load…after about .002 seconds! I have forced stop, didn’t work. I uninstalled and reinstalled, didn’t work. I have contacted kik support. All to no avail.
Joseph Letts says:
Utter rubbish captcha Really annoyed by this! Managed to log in eventually but really pointless!!!
doug says:
I’m bringing everytime it says I have just been in it doesn’t spinI think kik is a big joke
Abdul says:
Is there any solution to this issue, tried everthing wiped the cache reinstalled kik nothing seems to work
tia says:
Did you find out how to fix it?
yo momma says:
How idiotic to provide unclear grey images, multiple images stacked and ask people to find the image upright again and again; quite nauseating and shows the person or people behind this captcha is/are ill-equiped to serve those who want in.
Maise says:
I get the end check, but it keeps going again when I get back to kik
davy says:
did all 3 butt still cant get the captcha
Elvis says:
I figured this out….but it requires access to a windows computer. On said windows machine, download a program called Bluestacks. It allows phone apps to run on the computer. Once that’s loaded (and no you don’t have to pay for it–click “no thanks”) you can then download the kik messenger and log in as you normally would. Do the little test and viola…kik no longer thinks you are a robot. Log out on the computer and then back in from your phone. Hope this helps!!!
Lance says:
hey this worked for me thank you so much 😀
leila says:
I ‘ve tried this one n what can I do is just log in n no need capcha. when im logging out n tryin login to my phone. it still ask for captcha.
Phileaz says:
I still have an iphone4 on iOS7.1.2 and kik cant load funcaptcha on my phone … so i can t use kik no more …
I think i m going to change an use an other messenger like wechat, whatsapp, even FB … too bad for kik if we can’t join their help line or they can’t run on my iphone4 … i will surely tell all my friends to change too !!!!
Wolf says:
Im having the exact same problem on my Samsung 4. Really frustrating. Send them a really long email about my problem and all I get is a automatic email back sending me to their crappy help database thing that doesnt help at all. What a waste of time. I will probably telling my friends to use something else too.
Lance says:
no i use kik on my phone
Rojay Woolery says:
It says I should update device or browser to prove I’m not a spammer ….plz help me
unga bugna says:
me too im really confused
i dont know what it wants me to do especially when i have updated both
Super pissed off says:
Wont even load the captcha. So annoying. All i get is that stupid circle spinning around with a question mark in the top right hand corner that i cant even press. Fun captcha is the most annoying damn thing in the world. If you want to use any captcha use a normal one for gods sake. I have tried re installing the app, refreshing the page, updating my phone, everything. Internet connect is fine as its able to re down load kik 3 times instantly in like 5 minutes. So annoying. Cant find anything anywhere about it.
kim says:
same here! I even deactivated my account but still cant log in! Gosh! what happened to kik? It annoys me seeing that blue spinning circle in the middle and that question mark at the top right hand corner! I even tried to sign up again but still not working, all the same when you want to log in.. I thought I’m the only one having this issue on kik but seems like there are lots too..
Nick says:
I get the captcha screen and successfully verify myself, but it then just sticks on the Captcha screen telling me “Well Done! Verifiction Complete you’re not a spammer Continue your action” but with no option available to continue to kik! grrrrr
linda says:
Me too Soooooo annoying!!!
Adam says:
The same here I have a Lumia, and Im wondering how do i log in If i come off it, I then have to go throught the whole porcess again.

Kik it was a good idea but the system is broken.

Montrell says:
When I get the message verification I hit next and it says for security reasons, your device or browser cannot connect to a verification server . To prove your not a spammer , please update your device or browser
Lance says:
this is exactly my problem, although it is relieving to see someone else has this problem so recently
Montrell says:
Do you use kik on an iPad
Jesse says:
Done everything above and captcha does work still
Lang1952 says:
I have been having similar problems, but the captcha screen never appeared. I am running Kik using Memu android emulator on a windows 10 desktop. I finally got it to appear by left clicking the mouse button just after it got stuck on registration and captcha appeared. I am now registered but Kik fails to start at all. Help????

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