The funding was from Valiant Capital Partners, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and SV Angel.
By this time, Kik had raised a total of .5 million.
Saudi Arabia, which had already blocked features of most chat apps, has moved to block Facebook Messenger.
The app’s video and voice chat functions, along with similar service imo, now can’t be used in the country because of “regulations”.
It isn’t clear exactly why the features have been blocked in the country.
But local reports have speculated that it is a way of protecting the revenues of traditional telecoms companies.
Facebook said that the feature will be rolled out to other regions “over the coming months”.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
To register for the Kik service, a user must enter a first and last name, e-mail address, and birth date (which, as of February 2016, must show that the user is at least 13 years old As of February 2016, Kik's guide for law enforcement said that the company cannot locate user accounts based on first and last name, e-mail address and/or birth date; the exact username is required to locate a particular account. There’s usually at least one glaring issue on every chat site that sticks out like a sore thumb.This can totally ruin a user’s experience and force them to constantly be in pursuit of a better alternative.It threatened that any other app that fails to comply with those regulations will also be banned.““Appropriate action will be taken against applications or services that do not comply with the regulations,” a spokesman at the commission told Arab News.