How To Deactivate Kik Account

There is no doubt that Kik Messenger is a fun way to message your friends, keeping in touch with them, and making new ones. But what if you want to deactivate your Kik account? This has made Kik Messenger one of the most popular instant messaging applications (apps) among US teenagers. It is also very popular around the world, and not just among teenagers. If you already use it, you should know the many benefits and advantages it has over other similar available services. There may still come a time when you decide to take a break from the application.


If you are thinking of deactivating your Kik Messenger account, you have come to the right place. In this article we will explain everything you will need to know in order to deactivate your account. We will not restrict ourselves to just the steps you need to take in order to do so, but we will also cover all the different things you ought to consider when it comes to deactivating your Kik Messenger account.

Of course, before you make any radical decision when it comes to your Kik Messenger account, there are things that you will need to consider. As you will find that, the easiest part is to permanently deactivate your Kik Messenger account. The hardest part is to decide if this is really what you want to do.

The good news is that there are certain alternatives you may want to consider first, which you will cover in this article. If you are still sure you want to deactivate your Kik Messenger account, then we will show you a step-by-step guide detailing how you would need to go about this.


Deactivating your account is not as final as it sounds (we will explain what this means later on in the article), but there are still things you will need to know before deactivating your Kik Messenger Account.


What Do You Need to Know Before Deactivating Your Account?

First of all, you need to consider all the benefits and advantages when it comes to using Kik Messenger. It is true that there are many other instant messaging services, including the ones that come as default with your smart phone. Most of those other instant messaging are completely free to use (or, at most, are available for a small annual fee). However, Kik Messenger is probably the most discreet option when it comes to instant messaging. Kik Messenger users can be safe in the knowledge that the app protects its privacy and security to great lengths. After all, all that is needed for Kik Messenger users to chat to one with one another is their unique usernames chosen by users themselves. This is possibly the best things about Kik Messenger; the fact that users do not need to exchange telephone numbers or anything as private as that, just their usernames.

Available across a huge variety of smart phones and mobile devices including Android (Google mobile operating system), iOS (Apple mobile operating system), Windows, and BlackBerry devices, Kik Messenger allows its users to send photo, video files, and text messages to one another. Also, Kik Messenger users can chat to one another individually or in groups.


If you have been using the Kik Messenger app for a while and you are thinking of deactivating your account, it may be a good idea to examine your reasons for wanting to deactivate your account. Before you do anything else, just take some time to consider why you are thinking of making that decision.

Some people get social media fatigue. They feel like social media has taken over their lives and start feeling aversion toward different social media sites and apps. Now, while Kik Messenger is not strictly speaking a social media app, it shares some characteristics that we would apply to social media. For example, there is the illusion of 24/7 connectivity and availability. There may come a time where Kik Messenger users will feel like the app is taking app too much of their time; time that they would rather be using for other pursuits. By this we mean really anything from hanging out with friends IRL (in real life) or concentrating on school or a job.

If there is not any other reason than the need to take a break from the Kik Messenger app for a limited amount of time (a day, a weekend, a week, a month,…), you could consider just deleting the app from your smart phone or mobile device. This is just a temporary measure, as deleting the app will not deactivate your Kik Messenger account. As soon as you install the app on your mobile device or smart phone again, you will be able to log in as usual and pick up from where you left off, as it were. Kik Messenger will not deactivate your account so you will access to your profile, contacts, etc. as soon as you re-install the app and log back in it will be business as usual. It will not matter how long you would have been away from the app. The only potential problem with this is that if you have been away from Kik Messenger for too long, you may have forgotten your login details. But, even if that is the case, Kik Messenger provides its users with the ability to retrieve their login details if they have forgotten them. Just make sure that you have not changed your email address since the last time you logged in Kik Messenger, if you need to be sent your login details.

If You Have Read This Far, Then You Are Probably Determined to Deactivate Your Kik Messenger Account So Here Is How

“More than once, I’ve wished my real life had a delete key.”- Harlan coben

As we said at the beginning of this article, deactivating your Kik Messenger account is dead easy. In this section we will give you the step-a-step guide that will include everything you need to do if you are determined to deactivate your account.


If you have skipped to this section without reading the preceding information, we would recommend you go back and read that if you are not familiar with alternatives to deactivating your account.

Okay, so if you are still reading this section is because you have already made up your mind. Before taking the steps, you need to check one last thing. You will need to make sure that the email address attached to your Kik Messenger account is still valid and that you have full access to it. Why? Because part of the process of deactivating your Kik Messenger account involves Kik sending you an email. If you are unable to access the email that Kik Messenger will send you, you will not be able to complete the deactivation of your account.

If you are not sure what email you used when you originally created your Kik Messenger, you can check this by following these steps:

  1. Grab your smart phone or mobile device.
  2. Head over to the Kik Messenger app.
  3. Go to the Kik Messenger settings.
  4. Find your account and tap on it.
  5. Among the information displayed, find your email and tap on it.
  6. If you still use the email address displayed and are happy to use it for the deactivation process, there is nothing else you will need to do. If, however, you need to change your email address, simply type it there.
  7. Finally, tap on “save” or “ok” if you have an iPhone, Blackberry, iPod, or Android device. For Windows Phone, just tap on the checkmark on the bottom of your screen. This action will saved the new address you have entered or saved your existing email address if you did not change it.

What ever you do, do not avoid checking your email address if you are not 100 percent sure. If you do not have access to that email account you will not be able to deactivate your Kik Messenger account. It will only take a few seconds to check this anyway.


Okay, so if you know that you have access to the email address and would like to proceed to the deactivation of your account, simply follow these steps:

  1. Grab your smart phone or mobile device.
  2. Head over to the Kik Messenger app.
  3. Go to the Kik Messenger app.
  4. Find your account and tap on it.
  5. Find the reset icon and tap on it.
  6. Type in the full email address that is attached to your Kik Messenger account. This could be the original email you used when you registered to Kik Messenger or the one you have just changed it to; no other email address will work.
  7. Once you have entered the correct email address, Kik Messenger will send you an email with a link to the deactivation site. Click on it and follow the onscreen instructions.

Deactivating your Kik Messenger account will mean that your contacts will not be able to find you or contact you using Kik Messenger again. If you decide to activate your Kik Messenger account again at some future time, you will be able to do so. Your username will remain unavailable to others for the time your account remains deactivated and, as soon as you install Kik Messenger again and try to log in, you will be able to continue using the same username. It does not matter how long your account had been deactivated.

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