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Kik Messenger is the blazing-fast social chat app that young people are flocking to at the pace of more than 200,000 downloads per day. Most of us in the Kik network have the app on our smartphones but more and more often people are coming to Kik Messenger intending to use it online from their home computers.
Problem is, there is no version of Kik Messenger made for online use. That doesn’t mean it can’t be done, of course. There is a very easy way to find your Kik Login Online.
Kik Messenger is a totally free social chat app with dozens of innovative and trending features millions of users have come to love and to depend on in their everyday texting with friends old and new. It’s easy to connect with old friends using features like address book matching or exchanging usernames.
There are also lots of ways to meet new friends on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, along with the numerous Kik Friend Finder sites where users post profiles to meet one another. Kik Messenger’s in-app instant camera and video tools make it easy to confirm who we’re chatting with when we exchange usernames with someone.
- Speaking of usernames, your username is the only exclusive identification another person can know about you on Kik Messenger unless you tell them more. Friends never see your e-mail address or phone number from your profile or in a chat. You can even change your display name from the standard first-and-last format at sign-up. This way you can chat with new people freely chat from the start, sharing only the information you want to share as you get to know someone new.
- Since your identity is always protected by Kik Messenger, it’s fun and safe to discover new friends in chat using Kik groups and Kik parties. Kik group chats can be as simple as one friend opening a chat and inviting half a dozen other friends to talk about whatever comes to mind or as focused as a group of online friends planning strategy for MMOs like Clash of Clans.
- It turns into a Kik party when you add games and a lively theme to keep people chatting and playing together for hours. You can also be a little adventurous and post to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag “#kikme” – you might be surprised how many new friends you find.
Kik Messenger’s network of users is young and diverse, with 275 million downloads and users in 230 countries. On an average day, 200,000 new users download the app. More than half of all Kik Messenger users are between 13 and 24 years of age, and 40% of young Americans make Kik their primary chat app.
It’s no coincidence that Kik Messenger users are so young. The developers of the app are building the app of the future for the future of computing, which they are convinced is the smartphone. That is why Kik Messenger is available in versions for iPhones, Windows phones, Androids, and Blackberrys but not for desktop or laptop systems.
“Things like WhatsApp are a great example of success that others have had on Android, which we see as welcome innovation on the platform.”- Sundar Pichai
Since Kik Messenger does not make a version for installation in OS or Windows environments, the only way to use the app on our home computers is to turn it into a great big Android. The way to turn your home computer into a great big Android platform is to use an Android emulator. When you open an Android emulator, it’s like opening a virtual machine window with the Android OS environment. Any app developed specifically for an Android smartphone or tablet will run in that window.
Most Android emulators designed to be downloaded onto your PC or Mac require a fairly large amount of resources to run properly. When your computer lacks these available resources, or you do not want to download and install an Android emulator for any other reason, an online Android emulator is the best tool for you to use to sign in online with Kik Messenger.
Using an online Android emulator like Manymo has many advantages over the typical download-and-install version. As mentioned before, using an online emulator does not require the significant commitment of system resources that many on board Android emulators do. Another benefit is that you will not have to apply updates to Manymo since the app is not stored on your computer. Every time you launch an emulator online, the most current version is there.
While Manymo is a fantastic tool for using fun apps like Kik Messenger online, it was primarily designed for app designers to use as a testing environment. They have a limited number of free launch portals available. Manymo allows you to launch ten emulator sessions lasting up to 20 minutes each in a 30-day period when you register for a free account. Beyond that, you will have to upgrade to a paid subscription level starting at $9 per month for up to 100 emulator sessions without that time limit.
Finding APK Files
Before launching Manymo, you want to have the Kik Messenger .apk file downloaded to your computer. An APK file is the executable file of the Android OS. It might help to think of it as being the same as the more familiar .exe file for Windows PC apps.
You can go to either the Amazon or Google Play app stores to download a free copy of the Kik Messenger .apk, or you can go to another source to download the file directly. Sites offering download links for Kik Messenger .apk files include APK4fun, AndroidAPKsfree, APKMirror, and APKPure. Most of those sites provide links to the most recent version of Kik Messenger as well as older versions of the app.
Once the .apk file for your chosen version of Kik Messenger is safely tucked away in your download folder, go to www.manymo.com. If you did not register for your free account yet, do it now. Then, select at the top right of the Emulators block, choose “Launch With: App.” Manymo will find your Kik Messenger .apk file, confirm that it is the app you want to run in the emulator, and then open it for you online.
Keeping Chat Messages
When Kik Messenger first appears on your PC or Mac by virtue of Manymo’s online emulator, you will be greeted by the familiar log in screen. This will happen each and every time you launch Kik Messenger in your browser.
You have a choice to make here. You can enter your username and password, or you can create a new Kik Messenger account for your online use.
If you use Kik Messenger on your smartphone and online, logging in online will delete all the messages on your mobile app. This is because the servers at Kik Messenger protect your privacy. None of your messages is ever stored on their servers. Since most people using Kik Messenger regularly do not turn off the app between chat sessions, logging in and out of Kik Messenger clears messages from your device when you do. That may seem a little over-protective, but when you think about it, the responsibility for backing up our messages rests with us.
Creating a new username and password for online use will prevent this deletion on your mobile app because the system will not disconnect the open app on your smartphone when you open a chat with another username online. You’ll just have to let all your Kik Messenger contacts know that you are now using a second username when signing in via Manymo.
Every single time you leave Kik Messenger in Manymo, you are signing out of the app. It is important that you remember this because all messages will be deleted. You want to be sure to back up any part of a chat that you might want to keep before closing the emulator window.
If you are new to Kik Messenger, be sure to pay attention to choosing your username because you can never change it. This will be the unique identifying name that you use to log in and it will be what you share with others when you find someone new to add to your contacts list, and for them to add you to theirs. It will show up on your Kik profile in the app along with your photo and display name.
As said earlier, you can change your photo and display name, but you want to take care in choosing these at the start, too. Remember that when you change your display name, it changes on every chat you send in the future plus every chat message that is still on a friend’s device. They won’t have your old username there anymore, and while they’ll surely figure it out, having it change all the time might seem a little off to them. That only matters if you care about that sort of thing, of course.
Now that you know how to complete your Kik Login Online with Manymo, it will be easy to jump online and explore the Kik Messenger network on your home computer without having to commit valuable system resources to a download. Be sure to remember how logging in and out of Kik online with Manymo may impact the saved messages on your mobile app, and to backup any message you want to save from your online chats.
Choose a good username, have a spiffy pic and pick your display name well, then enjoy Kik Messenger chats, groups, and friend finding from the comfort of your browser.