Keep It Simple! (KIS) App store
  • Chat with iCons, texts and emojis

    KIS is a uniquely visual, image-based messaging app that allows users to chat using a combination of iCons, texts and emojis. It’s fun for all ages, overcomes all language barriers and best still — it’s FREE!

  • Create your own iCons

    Tired of letting preinstalled keyboards with boring emojis limit how you express yourself? Unlike other messaging apps, KIS allows users to create their own iCons by snapping a quick photo or uploading an image from their camera roll. Never settle for a : ) again!

  • Share on the iCon Wall

    Discover tons of new iCons published by other users (including the KIS team) on the iCon Wall. You’ll be able to download the ones you like to your ‘Favorites’ or ‘Storage’. Don’t forget to share your own iCon creations, too. The more iCons you upload, the sooner you’ll become a legendary KISer!

     

FAQ

We hope that FAQ will answer most of the questions related to KIS application. If you don't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Why do I need to confirm my phone number?

    Answer

    Confirming your phone number allows us to ensure that you’re really you with a security PIN we send by SMS.

  • Why do I need to create my name in the profile?

    Answer

    This is the name that will appear in push notifications your contacts receive.

  • Why do I need to create my picture in the profile?

    Answer

    Because we want to see your smiling face! Plus, your picture doubles as an iCon, making it easy for people to reference you in their message.

  • Why do I need to give KIS access to my contact list?

    Answer

    We need access to your contact list in order for you to start chatting. After all, no one likes KISing alone!

  • How do I invite my contacts to join KIS?

    Answer

    It’s simple! Check out your ‘Contacts’ via the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, then select the invitation symbol (hint: it looks like an envelope with a + sign) next to the person’s name.

    This will send your contact an SMS with an invite and link to download the KIS app and join the KIS community.

  • Why do I need to give KIS access to my phone's camera?

    Answer

    By giving us access to your phone’s camera, you’ll be able to turn any picture you take into an iCon that’s 100% uniquely you. Miniaturize your friends, pets, stuff, hobbies – whatever!

    You’ll also be able to send pictures within the KIS app. So what are you waiting for? Get KISing!

  • How do I start a chat?

    Answer

    Start a new chat by selecting a name from your contact list, or selecting ‘Chats’ from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Look for the symbol to start a new chat in the top right corner (hint: it looks like a pen). Choose a recipient from your contact list. And you’re ready to KIS!

  • How do I start a group chat?

    Answer

    Under ‘Chats’, instead of selecting the pen to compose a new individual message, select the group chat symbol (hint: it looks like a group of people). Next, decide what you’d like to name the group chat (think of it as a subject line). Finally, choose who you’d like to include in the conversation.

  • What type of keyboard(s) can I use?

    Answer

    The KIS app comes with two preinstalled keyboards (emotions and objects) featuring a wide variety of people, places and things, as well as your standard iPhone keyboard, complete with traditional emojis and symbols. KIS is also compatible with third party keyboards.

  • What’s a ‘Favorites’ personalized keyboard?

    Answer

    A ‘Favorites’ personalized keyboard is a collection of all the iCons you enjoy the most, designed for quick access and optimal fun! Fill it up with your favorite iCons from scratch.

  • What’s ’Storage’?

    Answer

    Storage is designed for those iCons you like, but don’t necessarily have regular use for. Think of them as ‘rainy day’ iCons. They could be seasonal (like Christmas trees), themed (a birthday cake) or just downright weird (like that iCon you made of your pet dressed as an elf). However, all these iCons have something in common – they all have a special place in your heart. So hold onto them! Besides, you never know when that elf might come in handy.

  • What's the iCon Wall?

    Answer

    The iCon wall is where you can find new iCons published by other users, including our KIS team. Our goal is to build a collaborative environment where users are free to create and share their artistic talents and sense of humor with other likeminded individuals. Browse a library of thousands of iCons, download your favorites and upload your own.

  • What’s “Most Popular” on iCon Wall?

    Answer

    This is where you can find what iCons are currently trending on KIS.

  • What’s “New” on iCon Wall?

    Answer

    This is where you can find the most recently published iCons on KIS.

  • What’s “Most Wanted” on iCon Wall?

    Answer

    Having trouble creating an iCon just the way you’re envisioning it? The ‘Most Wanted’ section allows users to request iCons from the community. Looking for a lizard wearing a Cowboy hat? A unicorn eating ice cream? You name it! iCons can either be created by our KIS team, or by any artist or user from the KIS community.

  • What are the featured iCons?

    Answer

    Featured iCons are handpicked by our KIS team and updated daily, creating a permanent rotation of fresh new iCons for you to fall in love with!

  • How do I use Create? (Guidelines to create iCons)

    Answer

    Select ‘Create’ from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Next, snap a picture with your camera, or choose an existing image from your camera roll.

    On the next screen, you’ll be able to select the frame shape, or crop the image by freehand using the scissors symbol.

    When selecting a shape, you can drag and pinch the image in order to adjust the framing.

    Once you’re satisfied with the final result, select the next arrow in the top right.

    When cropping an image by freehand, you’ll be able to adjust two settings: the size of the eraser dot, and the distance between the eraser dot and the tip of your finger. This makes editing your iCon precise and easy. Once you’re satisfied with the final result, select the next arrow in the top right.

    The last step in creating an iCon is to save to your ‘Favorites’ or ‘Storage’. Here you’ll also be able to publish to the iCon wall, sharing your new creation with the KIS community (remember: publishing to the iCon wall is public and moderated by our KIS team. We’ll be on the lookout for inappropriate content, copyright issues, etc. A basic rule – if you wouldn’t want your mother to see an iCon, don’t publish it!)

  • How do I rearrange “Favorites” personalized keyboard?

    Answer

    Select ‘Settings’ from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Next, select ‘Favorites’. On this screen, you’ll be able to rearrange iCons by clicking and dragging with your finger.

    To delete an iCon, click the trash can symbol in the right top corner, then select the iCon you wish to delete.

  • How do I rearrange “Storage”?

    Answer

    Select ‘Settings’ from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Next, select ‘Storage’. On this screen, you’ll be able to rearrange iCons by clicking and dragging with your finger.

    To delete an iCon, click the trash can symbol in the right top corner, then select the iCon you wish to delete.

  • How do I use parental lock?

    Answer

    The parental lock restricts access to the public iCon wall, eliminating the chance of your child coming across something they shouldn’t.

    Select ‘Settings’ from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Next, select ‘Parental Lock’. Here you’ll be able to create a four digit code. The next screen will ask you to confirm the code you’ve just entered. That’s it!

  • What if I forgot the code for parental lock?

    Answer

    Forgot your passcode? Contact us and, please, provide us with your phone number (including the country code).

  • Can I use iCons outside of KIS (Facebook, Instagram or other chat apps)?

    Answer

    No. Our iCons can only be used within the KIS app.

Featured iCons

Featured iCons are handpicked by our KIS team and updated daily, creating a permanent rotation of fresh new iCons for you to fall in love with!

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