We have written in the past about the different ways in which you can make new friends on Kik Messenger. Some Kik Messenger users may struggle to find interesting people to chat with on line so we have tried to help out by showing you how you can meet new people on Kik Messenger.
There are many ways to do this but today we wanted to talk to you about one of the newest and most exciting ways to find friends on Kik Messenger. We are talking about Kik codes.
What Are Kik Codes And Why Should I Care About Them?
So, Kik codes are codes that you can scan with your phone in order to add new friends or to join some of the different groups available on Kik Messenger. All you need to do is find the right Kik codes and then scan them.
Something very simple and equally important is that you need to make sure that you have the latest version of Kik Messenger in your smart phone or mobile device before you attempt to use Kik codes. Kik codes will only be available for devices that use iOS (Apple mobile operating system for the iPhone, the iPad, or the iPod touch), or Android 4.0 (Google mobile operating system for Ice Cream Sandwich devices and anything later than that). So it is worth checking that you have the latest version of Kik Messenger before you go ahead and try to get Kik codes. If you do not have the latest version of the instant messaging app, Kik codes will not work on your smart phone.
Most Kik Messenger users probably do not know what version of the instant messaging up they have installed on their smart phones. After all, unless you are interested in Kik codes, there is very little reason to find out and it will not make much of a difference, anyway.
Having said that, the version you have is incredibly important if you are planning to use Kik codes. So, if you do not know how to find out if your Kik Messenger app is up to date here is how. It is really very simple. It does not really matter what mobile device you have but, because the steps involved in checking what version of the Kik Messenger app you have, we will give you two slightly different sets of instructions according to the smart phone you use for Kik Messenger.
So, if you have an iPad, iPhone or a Windows Phone, all you have to do is to follow these simple steps:
- Grab your mobile device.
- Open the Kik Messenger app.
- Go to the Kik Messenger settings
- From the menu, select “help & about us”.
- From all the possible options, if you are using an iPd or an iPhone select “update Kik”. If you are using a Windows Phone, then select “Check for updates”.
If, on the other hand, you are using an Android device, then follow these steps, instead:
- Grab your mobile device.
- Go straight to the Google Play store.
- Search of “Kik” or “Kik Messenger”.
- Once you have find Kik Messenger, download and install the update.
After following those simple instructions, you will know for sure that you have the latest version of the Kik Messenger app. Once you have ensured that you have the latest version of the instant messaging app, you will be able to both share your own Kik code so others can find you, or to scan other users’ Kik codes to start chatting with them.
All you need to do in order to scan Kik codes is to open the scanner screen by pulling down from the top of your main chat’s list, and then point your smart phone’s camera at the Kik code. Unless you have an iOS 6 in which case you will need to tap settings followed by “your Kik code”, to finally tap on the camera icon located at the bottom of the screen. Then just point your smart phone’s camera at the Kik code that you would like to scan.
Secret Kik Codes
If Kik codes are a secret there must be among some of the worst kept secrets in the history of the Internet. Anybody can easily search for Kik codes to scan on the Internet. Also, it is equally easy for you to share your Kik code if you want other Kik Messenger users to find you.
How can you find Kik codes?
There are many ways to find Kik codes online. Probably the best way is to search for them on Tumblr. You need to be aware, though, that if you decide to search for Kik codes on Tumblr (and probably elsewhere on line), there is a fairly high chance that you will encounter some adult-themed or explicit content. Many Kik Messenger users that advertise their Kik usernames or their Kik codes on line are interested in having chats of a rather adult nature. But this will not be the case with all of them. So, while you will find Kik codes belonging to users who are genuinely interested in chatting about all kinds of appropriate topics, you will need to contemplate that there is a rather high possibility of encountering others that may be interested in sharing graphic material. More than anything else, take this as a warning. Of course if you start chatting with someone who sends you graphic content, etc. you can always just blocked them to stop them from contacting you again in the future.
So, once you have searched for Kik codes or found some on social media all you will need to do to is to scan it with your smart phone. Generally, just follow these steps:
- You will need to open the Kik Messenger app on your smart phone.
- Go to your main chat’s list.
- Open the scanner screen from the main chat’s list. This will activate the camera on your smart phone.
- Then point the camera on your smart phone at the Kik code you want to scan.
If you have an iOS 6 smart phone, the steps you will need to follow are slightly different. You will probably be able to work out how to use the Kik code scan yourself but, just in case, here are the exact steps you will need to follow:
- Open the Kik Messenger app on your iOS 6 smart phone.
- Go to settings
- Find “your Kik code” and tap on the camera icon located at the bottom of the screen. This will activate the camera on your smart phone.
- The point the camera on your smart phone at the Kik code you want to scan.
Once you have scanned the Kik code you want, the individual user or Kik group will be automatically added to your existing chat list, which means that you will be able to chat to them any time you will want to. The main advantage of Kik codes is then how easy it is to use and how quickly it allows you to add new friends and Kik groups.
Another great wait to find new people to chat to is to share your own Kik code. If you would like to make your Kik code available to other users so they can add you to their chat lists, just follow these steps:
- Open the Kik Messenger app on your smart phone.
- From your main chat’s list, open the scanner screen by pulling down from the top of the list.
- You will see the code icon located at the bottom of the screen. Tap it.
- You will then see the share icon located at the right corner of the screen. Tap it.
And that is it. Your Kik code will be shared so other Kik Messenger users will be able to add you easily.
If you want to share the Kik code for a group, the steps are a bit different:
- Open the Kik Messenger app on your smart phone.
- Open the group chat you would like to share.
- Find the info icon located in the top right corner of the screen. Tap it.
- You will see a “show Kik code” icon. Tap it, as well.
- Finally, you will see a “share” icon located in the top right corner of the screen. Tap it to share the Kik code for the group chat.
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”- Khalil Gibran
If you share your personal Kik code or the Kik code for a group chat you created, other Kik users will be able to scan it for people who see your social media profiles (Instagram, Twitter, etc.). You will not have any control over who adds your or your groups to their chat lists but you will, of course, always able to delete them (or even block them or report them as slam) if you are not happy with them being able to chat with you. If you have shared your Kik code, it will be a good idea to check your new chat list regularly.
While there are no secret Kik codes available, in this article we have shown you how to make the most of Kik codes to find new chat friends of Kik Messenger.