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Chikka Text Messenger Version 6

Chikka Text Messenger Version 6

This new version was inspired by you, our users, who have shared with us your ideas and how Chikka has saved your day by connecting you with your family and friends through the years. So for this version, we have added some cool and practical features we know you'll love.

In the new Chikka:

  • We added more free texts daily to Globe, Smart & Sun
  • Now, you have the option to sign in via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn
  • You can sync Chikka with your phone’s contacts and it will also be available on the web at im.chikka.com
  • Sending longer texts messages in now possible – up to 450 characters
  • All your messages from the last 30 days will be archived and will be available wherever you access your Chikka
  • You can now export messages or threads to keep a record of your memorable conversations
  • Update your friends real-time by posting a status message
  • Upload a profile photo to personalize your Chikka account

Update to Version 6

If you already have a Chikka account (Version 5 or older), kindly update to Version 6 to continue texting for free. Simply follow the step-by-step guide at www.chikka.com to make your account Version 6-ready with all your contacts and buddies with you.

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When asked if you are a Chikka Version 5 user, click "Sign in here".

Enter the Chikka ID and password you've been using to sign in on Version 5.

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Once you're signed in, you can now link your mobile number or social network. That's it. You're all set!

If you have a non-mobile / PC-Only account, you have to link at least your mobile number or your preferred social network to your Chikka account. If you prefer to link more than one, you can just add later. Version 6 no longer supports email address-based accounts.

Linking a social network will allow you to easily sign in to Chikka even without a mobile number or a password. Just complete the authorization process for social networks and you’ll be able to use it to sign in the next time. And don’t worry, linking your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn account is only for signing in and will not make your Chikka messages public.

If you’re using a mobile number, you will be asked to verify the number. Click OK to send the verification code via SMS.

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Input the verification code you received via SMS and submit. If you encounter any problems with the code, you can request for another one by clicking on “Resend code”.

Remember, if you have a mobile number tied to your account, you will be able to sign in to your Chikka using that mobile number and your password.

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And if you chose to link a social network instead, you can access your Chikka account by clicking on that social network icon at the Sign-in page.

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Once you are done with the verification process, you will see a message (pictured above) congratulating you for successfully updating your Chikka account to Version 6!

Update via Chikka App

Updating to Chikka Version 6 is also easy even if you are using the Chikka app on your mobile device (Chikka for Android & Chikka for iOS).

When you're signed in

If you are currently signed in to Chikka, your account will be automatically updated after downloading and launching the Version 6 app. Wait for a few moments and you’ll be ready to enjoy the cooler and better Chikka.

When you're signed out

The app will then take you to the new Chikka Version 6 sign-in. For Version 5 users, please don’t sign in with your mobile number or social network yet. Instead, click on the dedicated link at the bottom of the screen for Version 5 users so it can take you to the step-by-step update.

After clicking the link for Version 5 users, it will now ask you to sign in to your Chikka account. Please enter the Chikka ID and password you’ve been using to sign in, then click “Next”.

If you have a non-mobile / PC-Only account, you have to link at least your mobile number or your preferred social network to your Chikka account. If you prefer to link more than one, you can just add later. Version 6 no longer supports email address-based accounts.

Linking a social network will allow you to easily sign in to Chikka even without a mobile number or a password. Just complete the authorization process for social networks and you’ll be able to use it to sign in the next time. And don’t worry, linking your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn account is only for signing in and will not make your Chikka messages public.

If you have a mobile account or you linked a mobile number, a verification code will automatically be sent to your mobile phone via SMS.

Just type in the verification code then submit to proceed.

You will also be asked if you want to sync Chikka with your phone’s contacts. If you want to skip this, you can always sync it some other time by going to CONTACTS, then click on the menu, and choose IMPORT.

Sign up for a new account

Sign up on the web

Start by logging on to www.chikka.com and click the "Use Chikka now" button. You’ll see this Welcome message for existing users.

But since you’re here to sign up for a new Chikka account, click "Create an account" to proceed.

Choose if you want to create your account using your mobile number (for a mobile account) or via your social network account (for a non-mobile account).

Chikka supports numbers from forty one (41) countries including the Philippines so users can now register their mobile number even if they are outside the Philippines. For those in countries that are not yet in the list, you can still create an account by signing up via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn.

Signing up using your mobile number will automatically make that number your Chikka ID. And if you have a Philippine mobile number, you’ll be able to receive Chikka messages as SMS whenever you are offline.

Signing up via social network is really for creating your new account and for signing in without the hassle of remembering a password in the future. It will not make your Chikka account or your messages public on any social network.

Sign up via Chikka App

You can also sign up for a new Chikka account via the Chikka App (Chikka for Android and Chikka for iOS). Just download the latest Chikka App from Google Play or iTunes; and then, install and launch the app. On sign-up, you can choose to create an account using a mobile number or via social network. Enter your details, click NEXT, and just follow a few steps including verifying your number or social network account. Lastly, you will also be asked if you want to sync Chikka with your phone’s contacts. If you want to skip this, you can always sync it some other time by going to CONTACTS, then click on the menu, and choose IMPORT.

Personalize your Chikka

Set your Profile

Before texting, you might want to personalize Chikka Version 6 by setting up your Profile. Just go to PROFILE and there you can upload a profile photo, edit your name, write a status message, link your mobile number, and link social network accounts.

Sync your contacts

One of the nice things about Chikka Version 6 is that, if you are using Chikka on your mobile device (Chikka for Android or Chikka for iOS), you can simply sync it with the contacts in your device. And after syncing, all your contacts will also be available to you when you sign in to Chikka on the web.

If you skipped syncing your contacts the first time you opened Chikka, you can just go to CONTACTS, then click on the menu button and choose IMPORT. This will add all your device contact to Chikka.

You can also add contacts one at a time by clicking on the (+) button.

Make things easier

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If you signed up for a Chikka account via social network, you can link a mobile number (PH or from the 40 Chikka-supported countries) to personalize your Chikka ID. Your linked mobile number will serve as your Chikka ID.

For those with a PH mobile number, linking it to your Chikka account will allow you to receive your friends’ replies directly on your mobile phone when you go offline. To link a mobile number, just go to PROFILE and edit your mobile number.

Export important threads

You can now keep a copy of your important messages by exporting the thread and send it via email. Just open the message thread you want to keep, click on the dropdown menu and choose EXPORT THREAD.

View your credits

Chikka Version 6 gives you more free texts daily and keeping track of your Chikka Text Credits is a breeze. Just go to PROFILE and click on VIEW CREDITS.

Send Offline Messages

Now, Chikka has Offline Messaging that allows Smart and Sun subscribers using Chikka for Android to send free texts even without WiFi or 3G signal.

Archive messages

Chikka keeps your messages and makes it available in all your Chikka devices for 30 days. And if you want to keep those memorable conversations forever, you can EXPORT THREAD via email.