Want to know what a fake Kik camera is? Unsure what to use it for? In this quick guide, we’ll go over what a fake camera for Kik is, why you might want to use one, and how to get a Kik fake camera app for your own phone.
What’s a Fake Camera for Kik?
Kik is a free anonymous messenger app that has two photo-sending functions. One allows you to select a photo from your phone’s camera roll and send that to your chat. The other allows you to take a photo using your phone camera directly from the Kik app and (This is sort of like how when you use Instagram, you can use a camera roll photo or take a new photo directly from the app).
The main difference is that if you send a photo directly from the Kik app, it gets a little caption that says “camera” from the bottom. This tells the other person that you took the photo directly from Kik and that it’s a “live” photo. In other words, it’s a photo of something that just happened. By contrast, the idea is, a camera roll photo (without the “camera” caption at the bottom) could be an old photo, a screenshot, or some image I downloaded from the internet.
Here’s an example of live Kik photos vs. camera roll photos and how they appear in the app:
A fake camera for Kik will put that “Camera” caption on camera roll/photo gallery photos, so I could pretend that I just saw that squirrel outside and took a picture with Kik just then if I wanted to.
Why Use a Fake Kik Camera? 3 Reasons
Here are three reasons why you might want to use a fake camera on Kik to fake “live” photos.
Using a fake camera for Kik is a great way to play practical jokes on your friends. Here are some ideas. Some require photoshop skills but others just need a fake camera for Kik:
- Photoshop yourself into meeting a celebrity
- Pretend you just got a new tattoo or dramatic haircut
- Photoshop a cast or other injury onto yourself or send “live” pics of a nearby hospital
- Photoshop giant bugs into your house (ew)
- Send “live” photos from exotic locations. Trick your friends into thinking you’re in Hawaii or climbing a mountain!
- Send “live” photos of fake weather—snow in July?!
- Send “live” photos of wild animals roaming the area
Of course, the picture is only half the battle—you have to sell it with your messages!
Indulge in Selfie Laziness
Hey, sometimes your crush asks for a selfie and you’re in sweatpants with dirty hair. We won’t judge if you use a fake Kik camera to send a cute selfie from yesterday as a live camera pic.
To Respond to Unwanted Advances
Unless you have your account set up to screen messages from unknown accounts, pretty much anyone on Kik can message you. (This is why it’s not a great idea to post your Kik name on public social media platforms like Twitter. You may get a lot of creepy unwanted messages.)
If someone does send you an unwanted message, remember that you can always block them at any time. However, you can also use it as an opportunity to bamboozle a creep. Here’s my two-step creep-confusing method of choice:
Step 1: Choose a humorous persona. This could be a person, animal, celebrity, etc. Maybe you’re an enthusiastic Shiba Inu who just really wants to go on a walk. Maybe you’re Khloe Kardashian. Or maybe you’re a shadowy hit man or a crotchety grandma.
Step 2: Completely embody this persona in responding to all messages from this person. “Live” pics, whether they are celebrity selfies cribbed from Instagram, internet photos of dogs, or fake live pics of your katana collection, are the icing on the cake.
Of course, the other person will probably realize that you are not really a robot or a bird or Mariah Carey sending them live pics, but you’ll be too busy cackling to care.
How To Use a Fake Kik Camera
Once you’ve downloaded the Kik app, you’ll need to download the Kik fake camera app of your choice. There are lots of fake Kik camera apps out there designed to work with different phone types, so shop around on app stores and read reviews and comments to see which one might work best for you. Reddit is another place you can turn for app recommendations and troubleshooting.
When you find the app you want, download it to your phone through the app store.
After that, when you use the “live” camera function on Kik, it will ask you to select the camera you want to use. You’ll be able to select the fake camera app and then scroll to the picture in your camera roll that you want. Select it, and it will send as a live photo!
Note that you may have to uninstall your up-to-date Kik app and re-install an earlier version to get some of these fake camera for Kik apps to work.
A Note on Safety
Remember that since you can use a fake Kik camera to send faked “live” photos, other people can, too! Because Kik allows members to maintain their anonymity, you can’t necessarily believe what anyone says about themselves on the app or that the “live” photos they send are real. Don’t get catfished!
Never send any personally identifying information through Kik. Also, don’t send photos of yourself to people you don’t know in real life. Not everyone on the app has good intentions, especially people you don’t know. Stranger danger on the internet is real.
Remember, Kik also has functions that allow you to block users and to screen messages from people outside your network.
Fake Camera for Kik: Key Points
A Kik fake camera app allows you to send camera roll pictures from your phone as “live” pictures, as though you just took them from the app. You can use this feature to prank your friends, send the most flattering selfies, and respond humorously to unwanted messages.
There are lots of fake camera apps out there; you may have to search around to find one that works with your phone.
Always keep internet safety in mind—don’t send personally identifying information or photos of yourself to people you don’t know in real life!