There are many ways to find groups on Kik Messenger. In essence, Kik Messenger is an instant chat platform. Apart from being free to download and use (there is no download charge or subscription fee involved), Kik Messenger users can chat to one of other individually or as groups. Group chat is a wonderful and fun way to exchange instant messages with several people at the same time.
Some users find themselves invited to groups without having to do anything themselves. Many people who use Kik Messenger open the app only to find out that they have been included in a group or more for no apparent reason.
Being added to a group chat is not a problem because you can always leave the group easily at any time and even block anyone in it if you do not wish to be available to them anymore.
There are several ways to find groups on Kik and join them so that you can take part in group chat. In this article we will show you all the different ways in which you can do this.
Your preferences in terms of what you are after in your group chats will determined how you will decide to go about finding groups on Kik Messenger. We will present all the different ways without prioritizing any of them over the rest. It will be up to you to decide what way suits your needs best.
But lets start with the basics…
What On Earth Is a Kik Group?
A Kik group chat is a group where several Kik Messenger users chat to one another. This groups do not come up by themselves like mushrooms. Behind every Kik group there is an individual Kik Messenger user who created it. That is right, every group on Kik is created by an individual member. What this means, of course, is that you can create your own groups, too.
But since you are reading an article entitled “How To Find Groups on Kik”, let us assume that you are not really interested in creating your own Kik group but, instead, you just want to know how you can find existing groups.
Okay, so if you are looking for other groups you still need to bear in mind that any group you might find has been created by a Kik user. This particular Kik user who creates a group chat becomes a group host. The group host is responsible for the operation of their group. To great extend, whether the group they have created is a success or a failure depends on the ability of the group host to manage the group. It falls on group hosts to find users to join the group. It is then up to all the group members and, of course, also the group host, to keep the group alive by participating in the conversions, breaking the ice, etc.
Group hosts manage the groups by adding other users. Remember earlier when we said you could find yourself in a Kik group without actually knowing why? Well, this is the reason why. If that ever happens to you it is because one of your Kik Messenger “friends” or contacts has added you to one of their groups. You see, group hosts do not need your permission to add you to any of their groups. As long as you are one of the contacts (or even if you are not, and they have found you by search for your username or any other way), a group host will be able to add you to their group chats. You will not be notified or asked for permission to be added to a group. If a group hosts selects your username you will be automatically added to a group. All you can do if you are not happy with this is just abandon the group.
Where Can I Find Kik Group Chats?
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Some Kik Messenger group hosts also use their social media presence to find people to join their groups. Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram are particularly popular social media outlets for people advertising their Kik Messenger groups. This means of course that those social networks are also great places to find Kik groups and joining in. If you find a Kik group on social media as long as it is going (i.e., the group hosts has kept the group up and running, and there are still Kik users actively using it), you will be able to join in easily without asking for anybody’s permission.
It is important to note here that many groups (possibly, most groups) are quite short-lived. It normally goes something like this: a Kik Messenger group is bored and or lonely so they create a Kik group. They go around add people to it from their Kik contact lists and/or take on social media to advertise that they have created a group. If things go well, people will start joining in and the fun will begin.
If you find a shout out to a Kik group (or a Kik party) on social media that is several days’ old, chances are that there will not be much point in joining in (sometimes just a few hours’ long is enough to make the Kik group no longer relevant). You never know, though, sometimes groups stayed up and running for longer periods. The best way is just to join in and find out for yourself is there are still people chatting in there.
So, if you are also on social media, you can search for Kik groups easily. Depending on the kind of group chat that you would be after, you could search for different things. When it comes to Kik Messenger groups, popular search terms are Kik group, Kik me, Kik party, Kik girls, Kik boys, and anything along those lines (those examples should be enough to give you an idea). In Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks that use hash tags, you could search using different hash tags, for example:
- and anything else along those lines.
If you use any social media networks, any search with those terms or hash tags (or similar ones) will bring up more results that you could shake a stick at.
Sometimes the invitations to Kik groups you see on social media are not enough. Some group hosts ask, let’s say prospective group members, to share their Kik Messenger username first. This is a way for them to control who joins their group chats. Some Kik hosts call this dropping your Kik. If someone asks you to drop your Kik on social media what they are actually asking you is to give them your Kik Messenger username. Sometimes all you will need to do is to reply of their original post with it, but sometimes they will preferred if you were to send them your Kik username on a private or direct message. If you are not sure how you are supposed to “drop your Kik”, the best thing you could do is just ask the person advertising the Kik group.
There will be other times when you will find Kik codes. A Kik code allows Kik users to share their username or their Kik group with others across different social media. So, if you find a Kik code for a group code all you will need to do is to scan it with your smart phone or mobile device and, hey presto, you will be added to the group.
Remember, though, that in order to use Kik code, you will need to ensure that you have the latest version of the Kik Messenger app on your smart phone or mobile device. If you do, you will be able to just scan the code with your mobile device without needed to ask for any other information of drop your Kik. This is a growingly popular way for people to advertise their Kik groups. Reddit is a great place to find Kik codes, but you will also find them on other social media sites or even if you just head over to your favorite search engine and look for Kik codes. As with the search terms and hash tags, it is worth checking the date when the Kik code was advertised to avoid joining old groups that may no longer be active. If the Kik code is for a group that is hours old then, chances are that the group would no longer be active. If that is the case, just keep on looking, Kik users advertise Kik codes for group chats all the time so you will be able to find one (in fact, way more than one) if you do not give up.
Kik groups are a great way of chatting to new people and having fun on the Kik Messenger app. Finding groups online is very easy as long as you remember that most groups are short lived and do not waste any time joining groups that are either too old or no longer looking for new members. Just keep you search for groups on Kik as general or as specific as you want and always check how long the Kik groups you find have been advertised for. Whatever you do, remember to have fun!