This guide is meant to answer all of your Kik Messenger questions and give you a chance to leave other questions for me. I’m happy to answer anything that comes up.
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Like with a lot of other apps, Kik can be confusing if you don’t know how to use it. Also, they come out with updates often with new in app games, features, stickers, the new browser, etc. This all can leave anyone with questions about how to do something or what a new feature does.
Below, I’ve outlined some commonly asked questions and try to answer them, of course, I cannot cover everything so if there is something below that is not answered, be sure to leave a comment below and I will submit a response as soon as I can.
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Common Kik Questions
How do I find friends on Kik?
You can find friends either by using your contacts list or by searching for their username. Simply tap the talk icon at the top right and type in the person’s Kik username to find them and start chatting. If you’ve already synced your contacts list with Kik then it will automatically populate with your friends in your contacts. You can start chatting with them by tapping on their name.
How do I deactivate my Kik account?
There are a couple ways to deactivate or delete your Kik Messenger account. The easiest way to do this is to open up your Kik app and tap the settings icon which is the gears. Then go to Your Account and tap the “reset Kik Messenger” button. Then you will get an email with a link that you have to click on to deactivate your account.
How to Block someone on Kik?
If you’re getting inappropriate messages you should not respond and block the person immediately. To do this, go to settings in the app, then tap on privacy. You will see an option for Block List, tap that and the plus icon to add someone to your personal block list. Find the person’s username or select them from the list and tap the Block button to keep them from messaging you. This won’t delete your previous conversation but it will keep someone from messaging you in the future.
Can you get Kik for PC or Mac?
Yes, you can download an Android emulator, which lets you install Kik Messenger on your computer. You must already have a Kik account and also you have to have a Google Play account. For a full tutorial check out this sites main page. If you don’t have a Google Play account you can sign up for Google and login to your account on your Android phone or a friend’s phone.
What do the Kik R, D, S symbols mean?
You may notice that there are three different symbols associated with each message sent. These indicate the status of your message and whether someone has seen or read them. The meanings are:
- S: Your message was sent to the Kik server but hasn’t been delivered yet.
- D: The message was delivered from the Kik server to the recipient (your friend).
- R: This means the recipient, your friend, has read/seen the message. If you see an “R” you know they have at least glanced at the message so they can’t say they never got it or didn’t check their phone.
6. How to make Kik private?
There are several tricks and tips to make your Kik username and account private. One of the most important rules is to never give out your Kik username if you don’t want random, sometimes bullying or inappropriate, people messaging you. It’s best to come up with a random username that doesn’t include your real name and is hard to guess, the longer the better so people can’t guess it. Also, make sure your password is strong and no one would be able to figure it out.
Unfortunately, Kik does not have a setting where new people cannot message you, however, if the person is new it will mark them as new and not in your address book. It will also blur out their photo if they send one. If you don’t know who the person is or are suspicious you should report the person immediately and block them.
7. How do I view someone’s Kik profile?
It’s super easy to view someone’s Kik profile. If you’re talking with them you can simply tap on their name/photo and it will show you their profile. Alternatively, you can click the plus icon or search icon and search for someone then when they show up you can click on their profile photo or name. This will show you their profile, although it’s not a ton of information, just their photo, username, and display name.
8. How Do I send Kik emoticons?
Kik emoticons are a fun way to spice up a conversation without spending money on the stickers that you have to buy. Kik Messenger has made it super easy to send emoticons, all you have to do is look for the “:)” to the left of the send button and tap on it. That will show you a list of all the emoticons available. This only works on the newest version of the app so make sure you update to the newest version if you haven’t already.
If you want to spice up emoticons you can purchase sets of stickers, which are fun cartoons or drawings. They are a fun way to surprise a friend or send a silly message.
That wraps up commonly asked Kik questions. We hope you found this informative and helps you use Kik a bit better. Let us know if there’s anything else we can answer. Leave your question below so that all of our readers can see the answer and help them out too.