For people use it, there is no doubt that the Kik messenger app is to put it quite simply awesome. People who are new to it may have lots of questions about how to use it and what is it that really makes it so awesome. We could literally write a book (or several) about this subject. We are not really sure how many people would like to read a whole book (let alone lots of different box) about just one instant messaging app. So, instead of writing that book we will focus on the basics of the Kik messenger app one by one. To begin with less just talk about how are users can go about opening Kik messenger.
So, as you can very well imagine, this article is for those who have never actually used the Kik messenger app or a really new to it. If you are an experienced user already, may we recommend you look elsewhere on our website for articles dealing with more complex issues related to the Kik messenger.
If you have never used the Kik messenger app or, perhaps, you have only used it on somebody else’s smart phone or mobile device, this article will probably answer some of your most basic questions about it. After reading it, you should be in a good place to go ahead and start using it. In no time you will be chatting to all your friends who also use the Kik messenger app and, even, if you are interested you could also be meeting new people and making new friends on the app.
So, let’s start from the very beginning and take nothing for granted. It is a lot more preferable for you to read over things you may already know while in search of new information rather than not being able to make much sense because we are skipping over basic stuff that you do not happen to know yet.
New to the Kik Messenger App?
The first thing that you need to know comes to opening Kik messenger is that it is an app. This may seem like a rather obvious thing to say but is not. The reason we say this is because there are many different instant messaging platforms is available and not all of them are exclusively mobile apps.
Some of the instant messaging platforms are available across many different devices from computer is to smart phones. In fact, the world of instant messaging started originally online. If you are old enough (or even if you are not) you might have heard of a remember using stuff like MSN Messenger or Yahoo Messenger. In fact, you may or may not be surprised to read that those services do indeed still exist.
With the advent and popularization of smart phones and other devices, however, it was not too long until instant messaging apps started to mushroom everywhere. There are many apps available, such as:
- Facebook Messenger
- As well as Skype.
Many of these instant messaging platforms are available across huge range of different devices and indeed online as well.
What this means is you can connect to a lot of those different platforms from the computer or from a smart phone alike. When it comes to Kik Messenger you can only open it and use it on a smart phone. So the first thing you need to make sure of is that you have a smart phone and that you have access to WiFi.
Some instant messaging apps come pre-installed in certain models of smart phones. In fact, pretty much all smart phones come with some kind of default text in service. The downside to those instant messaging services tends to be that although you have the convenience of having them already installed on your smart phone, you may run up your bill by using them. This is because they use your data instead of a Wi-Fi network. As long as you use the Wi-Fi network the kick messenger app is free to download install and use and will continue to be so as far as we know.
So, if you are interested in the Kik messenger app, grab your smart phone and make sure that you are connected to Wi-Fi network (the Wi-Fi network can be public or private, just as long as you trust it).
Then, you will need to head over to the appropriate application store. Depending on the kind of smart phone you you will have to go to a specific application or app store. Regardless of which one you actually need to use, remember that the relevant app store will come pre-installed on your smart phone anyway. Just to help you out (we did say would not take anything for granted in this article), in case you are not sure what the right app store would be for you, read the following list:
- If you are using an iOS device (iOS is the online mobile operating system for Apple devices) such as an iPhone or an iPod Touch (and it does not really matter what model do you have, it could be the oldest one or it could be the most recent one or anything in between), you will need to head over to the Apple App Store, which is finally enough known simply as the App Store).
- If you are using an Android device (many different smart phones use the Google mobile operating system Android, so it is together with the iOS the most popular mobile operating system available), then you will need to head over to the Google Play App Store instead.
- If you have a Windows phone, then head to its app store.
Once you are in the appropriate application store, simply search for Kik or Kik Messenger. Make sure that you find a genuine thing. You will know if you read the description and the ratings carefully, and also if the maker is Kik Interactive. The only genuine version of the Kik messenger app is made by Kik Interactive.
It is really important you follow these instructions and do not head over online. If you head over to Google or any other search engine and type in Kik messenger you will probably get a lot of hits. Google Play we have bad news for you, any websites that you will get the promise to connect you with Kik messenger users are run by third parties and in no way linked to the Kik messenger app. So they will not be helpful at this stage at all.
So, going back to the real thing, once you have headed over to the appropriate application store depending on use, searched and found the kick messenger app, you will have to tap on download or install. As long as you have enough space available on your mobile device and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network as we said before, the kick messenger app will be downloaded and installed on your smart phone in a matter of seconds.
You will then be able to open it from the App Store just by tapping on the open button.
If you left the App Store while the Kik messenger was being downloaded and installed, you can simply go back to it and tap on the open button or you can just go into your applications folder (If you have one) or, simply, to your main screen and search for the kick messenger icon. You will recognize it because you would have already seen the logo on the App Store (it is basically a letter K with the dot against a dark background). Just stopping on that icon will launch the instant messaging application.
What Happens When You Open Kik Messenger For the First Time?
So, after you have installed the application and you open it for the first time (whether you do it directly from the App Store, your applications folder, or anywhere else on your smart phone does not matter), you will be prompted to register as long as you have not done so previously (for example if you were already a user on the previous smart phone, etc.).
Registering or signing up to the Kik messenger app is very easy and self-explanatory so we will not go into it here (we have written about this elsewhere on the website, anyway). If you just follow the on-screen instructions and fill in the information requested accurately, you would be seconds away from being able to open Kik messenger and chatting too, potentially, millions of different people. The most important part of the registration process is that you enter an email address when prompted us to because you will need to act on an email that the application was sent to you automatically in order to activate and start using your profile and all the great features that the Kik messenger app has to offer.
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