Recent messages for each Kik chat are saved on your teen’s smartphone (right in the app).
On your teen’s iPod or iPhone with the latest version of Kik:
For chats they've had in the last 48 hrs, you'll see the last 1000 messages.
For older chats, you'll see the last 500 messages.
On your teen's Android with the latest version of Kik:
For chats they've had in the last 48 hrs, you'll see the last 600 messages.
For older chats, you'll see the last 200 messages.
If your teen is using an earlier version of Kik, or using the app on a Windows Phone 7, Symbian, or BlackBerry, you’ll be able to see the last 100 messages for each chat.
Although the option to save chats or individual messages isn’t part of the Kik app, it may be possible for users to use built-in features of their smartphone operating systems to take a picture of parts of the chat and save it. This is called taking a ‘screenshot’ or ‘screen-capture’. It’s also possible to use a second device to take a picture of a chat as it appears on the screen.
Users may also be able to save pictures that they receive via the Kik app, to the picture gallery on their smartphone or iPod.