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Kik Keeps Saying Chat Limit Reached – Meaning & Fixes

Kik Keeps Saying Chat Limit Reached – Meaning & Fixes

Kik is an instant and free chatting platform to communicate with your contacts, but sometimes, the app keeps saying that the chat limit is reached and you cannot send any more messages.

If Kik keeps saying the chat limit is reached, you might have exhausted your specified quota to send the messages in a day. To fix this issue, wait 48 hours to let the Kik app lift the restriction from your account and reset the rate limit. If you still see the chat limit error, try clearing the Kik app cache or update it afterward.   

Below, we’ll explain why Kik keeps saying the chat limit has been reached and what you can do to resolve it on your end. 

What is chat limit reached on Kik?

Kik is similar to iMessaging and Whatsapp and provides several modes of communication, but there’s a difference. Kik does not allow its users to send messages more than the limits defined and implemented in the app’s code.

The chat limit reached error on Kik means that you have breached the limit of sending messages to your contacts in a single session and won’t be able to send more unless the quota gets filled again.  


At this time, the error code 429 pops up on the app along with the message “You have reached the maximum number of chats allowed per session.” 

Kik considers one day as an active session and resets the rate limit to zero for the next day if you have yet to breach it. 

NOTE: Users can send 600 messages from an Android and 1000 from an iOS device within a day.

If you exceed the daily rate limit, the error 429 will show on the Android or iOS Kik app, and then you have to wait for 48 hours to let the app refill your messages quota again to start from scratch. 

And the cycle continues!  

Why Kik keeps saying chat limit reached error?

If Kik keeps saying the chat limit is reached, and you still did not reach the daily sending message limit, this can happen for the following reasons.

  • Internet access problem.
  • Corrupt Kik app cache.
  • Outdated Kik version.
  • Corrupt app installation files.
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How do I fix Kik chat limit reached error?

If you are sure that you have not breached the Kik sending message limit and the chat limit reached 429 error pops up on the app, here are a few ways to resolve this code quickly. 

KIK chat limit easy fix
KIK chat limit easy fix

Troubleshoot Network Problems

One of the common reasons for the chat limit reached error on Kik is an unstable internet connection failing to link or connect the app to its server. To resolve this problem, use the following step-by-step approaches:

  • Disconnect other devices using the same internet connection to free up some bandwidth for the Kik app.
  • Move the device running the Kik app closer to the router to boost up Wi-Fi weak signals.
  • Switch from Wi-Fi to mobile data or vice versa and see if it helps resolve the error.
  • Turn off your router, plug the power cable out from the primary AC power source, wait for a few seconds, replug everything back, and switch it on again to restore internet speed.
  • Ask your internet service provider to resolve backend issues leading to poor network speed or upgrade your package for more bandwidth.

Clear Kik App Cache

You may have got the chat limit reached error on the Kik app earlier, and the restriction is still in effect after 48 hours. The reason can be a corrupt Kik cache, serving you the same 429 error over and over again. 

In this case, clear the Kik app cache on your device with these quick steps:

Android:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Select “Apps.”
  • Choose “All Apps.”
  • Scroll and select “Kik.”
  • Select “Storage.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Select “Clear Data.”
  • Tap “OK.”

iOS:

  • Launch “Settings.”
  • Select “General.”
  • Choose “iPhone Storage” / “iPad Storage.”
  • Select “Kik.”
  • Tap “Offload App.” 
  • Confirm this action.


Now open the Kik app on your phone, send a message, and confirm this resolves the issue. 

Update Kik App

If you’re using an outdated version of the Kik app on your device, it may contain bugs or bad patches, causing the chat limit reached error to show up periodically. The fix here is updating Kik on your Android or iOS device in the following way:

Android:

  • Open Android’s “Play Store.”
  • Tap your profile. 
  • Tap “Manage Apps and Devices.”
  • Choose “Available Updates.”
  • Select Kik.”
  • Tap “Update.”

iOS:

  • Open “App Store.”
  • Tap the profile icon.
  • Choose “Available Updates.”
  • Select “Kik.”
  • Tap “Update.”

Tip: Updating Kik can also help you fix messages stuck on D

Reinstall Kik App

Kik installation files can also corrupt on the running device and may confuse the app to show you the chat limit reached error without any reason. So, try uninstalling the Kik app on your Android or iOS device and reinstall a fresh version this way:

  • Tap and hold “Kik.” 
  • Select “Uninstall.”
  • Tap “OK.”

You can also uninstall Kik from the “Settings” menu of your device with these quick steps:

Android:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Tap “Kik.”
  • Select “Uninstall.”
  • Select “OK.”

iOS: 

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “General.”
  • Tap “iPhone Storage” / “iPad Storage.”
  • Select “Kik.”
  • Tap “Delete App.” 
  • Confirm your action.

Once you’ve uninstalled Kik:

  • Open “Play Store/App Store.” 
  • Search for Kik Messenger.” 
  • Tap “Install” or “GET.” 

After installing the app, open it, sign in, and send a message to verify the fix. 

Conclusion

In this article, we’ve explained why Kik keeps saying that the chat limit is reached with an error code 429 and what it actually means. We’ve also shared with you a few solutions if the error still shows if you have not breached the sending message limit. 

Hopefully, you now have all the information you need and can text your contacts knowing there are limits to sending them in a day on the Kik app. If the above-mentioned steps do not resolve the issue, then you need to wait for 48 hours until Kik restores the chat limit.

Author

  • Michael Stokes

    Over 10 years of experience working as a technical support engineer. Highly skilled in fixing any technical issue, including app configuration and account setup, gaming errors, television problems, and any other electronics-related issue. You can find out more about him at helpfixthat.com/author/spark-wit/