When you sign up for Kik Messenger, the first thing you do is create a new username. Your username is your unique identifier on the Kik Messenger network, the way the servers find you to deliver your kiks. Sometimes it is a challenge to come up with the right username. Read on to learn why that is so, why it matters that you find a good username, along with a little help on how to Find Kik Girls Usernames & Ideas.
Are you familiar with the phrase, “A rose is a rose by any other name?” Juliet said it to Romeo. If it were as simple as that, baby name books would not sell at the pace they do. Companies would not spend millions of dollars on market research to brand new products. Zoos would not hold contests to name a baby panda. Names matter, and you want to choose the right one as the username for your new Kik Messenger account.
Fun on Kik Messenger
Kik Messenger is a fun and popular social chat app for Android OS, iOS, Windows Phone, and other mobile platforms. You can also enjoy the app from the comfort of your home computer when you use an Android emulator on your PC, Mac, or online.
Members of the Kik Messenger network are young, frequent participants in the virtual social scene their interaction on Kik has built. Many choose it as their primary texting tool, keeping up with all their friends on Kik. They’ve developed a sort of Kik lingo to use as keywords and hash tags to help find new friends, join in on Kik groups and Kik parties, or to list on Kik Friend Finders to meet a new guy or gal. These phrases include Kik Me, Kik Party, Kik Group, Kik Girls, Kik Boys, Kik It, and the corresponding hash tags (#kikme, #kikparty, #kikgirls, etc.). You’ll find them all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and other social media sites.
On Kik Messenger, friends can exchange instant photos and video clips taken and shared right in the app. No need to switch to your camera app, save to your gallery, and then return to Kik Messenger because you can do it all while still in the chat stream with your friend. That makes it easy to immediately capture and show someone what just happened right in front of you, or to take a quick selfie that just has to be seen to be appreciated.
You can emphasize your opinion or feelings on a subject with selections from Kik Messenger’s own Smiley Shop and Sticker Shop, which lets you buy stickers or emoji from exclusive collections using Kik Points (KP) that you earn by interacting with the Kik Points Bot. Other Bots in the Kik Bot Shop play games with you, give you the weather forecast, and help you plan your workout or what you’ll wear tonight.
With so much to do in the app and so many ways to do it your own way, it’s understandable that Kik Messenger has so many users and that most of them are young:
- More than 275 million people have downloaded the app.
- 200,000 new users download Kik Messenger every day.
- 70% of Kik Messenger users are between the ages of 13 and 24.
- 40% of American teens make Kik Messenger their primary text app.
Kik Messenger protects your privacy with a username-based system. When you first sign up on the network, you can use the address book matching tool to find people in your phone contacts that are also using the app, but other than this one way of finding friends you already know, people wanting to connect with cannot use your phone number to find you and will never see your phone number on Kik. Your real name will not help them; neither will your email. It’s how Kik Messenger does things to help keep you safe online when meeting new people. All you need to share with someone to begin chatting as a new friend is your username.
Your Kik Messenger username is also the only thing you need to post into a Kik group or party invite asking people to “drop your kik.” If you ever use a Kik Friend Finder site, you will put your username in that profile, too. There are a lot of situations where your username will be part of what forms someone’s first impression of you on Kik Messenger. That’s why you want to take a little time in choosing one.
That’s not always as easy as it sounds. Because Kik Messenger is username based, no two people on the network can have the same one. There would be a lot of confusion if they did. Plus, it’s permanent. Once you pick your username, you can never change it. That means that in addition to finding a username that no one else has yet, you want to find one that makes the kind of impression you want to make on someone when you first meet them.
When you sign up for a new account, Kik Messenger will check to see if the username you enter is already taken. It’s a good idea to have a couple or few choices on hand so you can try one and then another, in order of preference, in case your first choice is already taken.
As you might imagine, with 275 million downloads of the app, a lot of the good and short usernames are already taken. You might add extra letters to make a rhyme or add on numbers to the end of your username to make it different. Sometimes that’s the best way to get a username you want that is already taken – add a number to the front or back of it. Just don’t use your birthday, year of birth, age, zip code, part of your phone number, or anything else that will give away more information about you than you should to a someone you’ve just met online.
I tested a few usernames that play off names of girls I know. All are available on the Kik Messenger network as of this writing. Feel free to take one if you want because these friends already have their usernames.
For a quick and in some cases easier way to get some username ideas, try a username generator. Here are some of the results that came back with the keywords “chat girl” on one Username Generator.
At SpinXO, these usernames were generated with the keywords (you enter six fields here) girl, smart happy, dance, music, chat, and 1001:
The usernames created by the name generators may not be available on Kik Messenger, but they can give you some ideas and a starting point. Rearrange letters, add numbers, and you can come up with a unique Kik username that is uniquely you.
What Kik Says About Usernames
So far, we’ve focused on creating a username that we like, one that says a little about who we are and makes a good first impression when someone sees it. If we go to the makers of the Kik Messenger app, however, we are advised to make a username using a different criteria:
Your username is your identity on Kik. Choose a username that’s hard to guess. A combination of letters, numbers and some special characters is the best.
That’s really not a bad idea if you think about it. Yes, your username is what people will see when you drop your kik into a Kik Party invitation so that the host can add you, but once you’re in the party, it isn’t your username that shows in chat. Your chat stream shows your display name, and you can change that anytime you wish.
Username Is Not Display Name
When we first sign up for a Kik Messenger account, the app asks for your first and last names. These become your display name. Your username may be hg45fg (which is available) while your display name is Madison Martin. If you want to make it something more sweet and happy, you can change your display name to Strawberry Shortcake. Maybe you’re not in such a good mood one day and want to warn people about that. You can quickly change your display name to Squidward Quincy Tentacles for the day. People will understand, and your display name will be changed on every chat stream on every friend’s phone.
To change your Kik Messenger display name:
- Click on the tool daisy in the top menu bar.
- Select Your Account.
- Choose Name.
- Enter your new display name.
- The First Name field can hold only one word.
- The Last Name field can hold more than one word
- If you want your name to show as one long word, like “StrawberryShortcake” with no spaces, enter it all in the First Name field that way.
- If you want two or more words separated, you would enter “Squidward” as your First Name and “Quincy Tentacles” in the Last Name field.
You Can Change Your Pic, Too
We haven’t brought up profile pictures yet, but you can change that as often as you want, too. Here’s how to do it:
- Click on the tool daisy in the top menu bar to go to Settings. You will see your current pic there if you have one or a blank spot for it if you don’t.
- Click on Set Photo.
- Choose from Take Picture or Choose Existing.
- Take Picture takes you to your camera.
- Choose Existing takes you to your gallery.
- Take or choose your photo.
- Center your pic in the frame.
- Click Done.
When it comes time to choose your Kik Messenger username, be ready with a few back up choices in case the one you want is already taken. You can also stick to the one you want, adding letters or numbers to make it different. Be sure to not share too much information like birthdays or zip codes, and consider Kik’s tip to not make it something anyone would ever guess. Use the comments section here to let us know how this guide to help Find Kik Girls Usernames & Ideas made it easier for you to choose yours.