The great thing about the Kik Messenger app is that you can use it on your smart phone or mobile device whenever you want to. All you need to chat to potentially millions of people from around the world is to grab your Android or iOS device (like an iPod and iPhone).
But there may be a time when your may decide that you have had enough of looking at a small screen or perhaps your smart phone’s small screen. When you start feeling like that you would probably begin to wonder if there were a way for you to use Kik on a computer to login.
Is Kik Messenger Available For Computers?
“Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.”- Steve Jobs
The good news is that it is indeed quite possible to login to Kik Messenger from a computer. It is just a little bit less straightforward than doing in from your smart phone or mobile device.
The reason why logging in to Kik Messenger from a computer is not that straightforward is because Kik Messenger was designed as a mobile app. And, although Kik Messenger is available officially and for free (there is no download costs or subscription fees), you can only downloaded from official app stores to smart phones or mobile devices.
It makes perfect sense for the people behind Kik Messenger to make their instant messaging platform a mobile app only. After all, having access to chatting with any of your Kik contacts whenever you feel like it and wherever you are. Using it on your computer would be, at most, an alternative to some. Most people using the Kik Messenger app will probably any reason to use the instant chatting app from their computer. The thought of doing so has probably not even crossed their minds ever.
We have done a bit of digging again and it seems hugely unlikely that Kik Messenger will ever be officially available to use online. In other words, there is no online desktop version of Kik Messenger in the works and it most probably will never be.
The fact that the company behind Kik Messenger does not have any intentions to expand into a web browser service, this does not mean that you cannot send and receive instant messages using your computer.
Despite the company’s reticence to spread out their business and expand its services, as with most technology-based things, there are ways around any obstacles. Using Kik Messenger online may take some extra effort and a little bit of computer knowledge, but it is totally possible.
In this article we will explain everything you will need to know in order to login to Kik Messenger from a computer. There are different ways to do this, each with their own pros and cons but we will try to cover all the best and most user-friendly ways of logging into Kik Messenger on a computer.
How Can You Guess Access For Kik on a Computer?
The short answer to this is that you can get access to Kik Messenger on a computer by using an Android emulator.
An Android emulator is a piece of software that allows you to turn your computer into a giant Android device. Using an Android emulator gives you the opportunity to access all the free and paid apps available on the Google Play app store on your computer. The benefits of using an Android emulator include the flexibility of using apps, like Kik Messenger, on your computer, or on your smart phone or mobile device. Some people would jump at the chance to get access to their favorite apps on the computer. If nothing else, you will be able to use apps on a much bigger screen!
There are many available Android emulators but it is worth taking some time deciding which one will work better for you.
We will talk about the main Android emulators that you can use for logging in to Kik Messenger from your computer.
Is It Free to Log In To Kik From a Computer?
As we said earlier, there are a few extra steps involved in accessing Kik from a computer. How many steps, and whether they are any additional costs involved in doing this depends on the option you decide to follow.
The most flexible Android emulator currently available is called Manymo. What makes Manymo so amazing is that it is based on your browser so you will not need to download anything. This would mean that if you used Manymo to login to your computer, you would be able to use Kik Messenger from any computer. So, availability would almost be unlimited. Apart from having the Kik Messenger app on your smart or mobile device, you would be able to access it from virtually any computer you could possibly use (your home computer, a computer at a library, school, work, etc). Of course, you will have to ensure that the computer you use has Internet access.
Now, there are two options of Manymo that you could use. One is free but some users find the free option quite limited. Even if you use this free option of Manymo, you will still need to register to the website with your details. This will allow you to log in any time you want to subsequently from any computer you have access to.
- The free version of Manymo is perfectly suitable if you are only planning on using Kik Messenger from a computer occasionally. If this is something you would only do once in a while, then there will no real for you to subscribe to Manymo.
- Now, if you want to login to Kik from a computer more often than that, then you should at least consider subscribing to the paid version of Manymo.
- The paid version of Manymo offers you unlimited access to all its features, which you will definitely benefit from if you use Manymo every day.
Once you have signed up to Manymo, you will be able to get Kik Messenger and start using it on your computer.
But, before you get to enjoy the benefits of logging in to Kik Messenger from your computer, there are a few further steps you will need to take.
- Head over to the Google Play app store to get the Kik Messenger APK file. You will need to download the APK file to your computer before you will be able to use the Kik Messenger app online.
- Make sure that you have an Android emulator in place and that it is up and running. This could be the free or the paid version of Manymo, or any other available Android emulator.
- After signing up to the emulator you will need to decide what Android emulator you want to launch. Just choose the one with the best possible resolution and the larger screen possible. If you just want to use a small screen, you do not really need a computer; you can get that on your smart phone or mobile device at any time.
- Then, just select launch with app and find the Kik Messenger APK file that you would have downloaded and saved earlier.
- Once you upload the Kik Messenger app, you will be able to log in and use it exactly how you do it on your smart phone and mobile device.
You will not need anything else to log in to Kik Messenger on a computer. There is really no difference between using the Kik Messenger app on your computer. Your login details will be the same and the app will look so similar that you will not notice any difference other than the size of the screen you will be using.
Using Kik Messenger from your computer is not as convenient and easy as using it on your smart phone or mobile device. You will have to spend sometime launch the Android emulator and logging in every time you decide to use Kik Messenger on your computer. However, if you just use it on your mobile device, you will just need to tap on the Kik Messenger app whenever you want to use it.
If Manymo does not sound like the right option for you there are other Android emulators available that will allow you to use Kik Messenger on a computer. Andyroid and BlueStacks are, without a doubt, the most popular ones among all of the available Android emulators. These emulators were only available for PC initially but now they are also available for Mac computers.
So, even though there is no desktop version of the Kik Messenger app available yet and, it does not seem likely that there will ever be one, thankfully there are several workarounds available to you.
Our recommendation before you embark in using Android emulators is to consider whether using Kik Messenger on a computer is all that important to you. If you are already familiar with Android emulators, for example if you already use one to play online mobile games on your computer, then you will know what is involved in using one. Do not be discouraged if you have never used one, though. If you would really like to use Kik Messenger on your computer, Android emulators are the only way forward for the time being.