With millions of users located in dozens of different countries all around the world, searching for people on the Kik messenger app may seem like an extremely daunting task to say the least. Of course, turn into random people from different countries may be one of the highlights of this instant messaging platform for many users. For others, however, it would be a lot preferable to chat to people in their same city. Others look for specific user names. And, what about searching for someone based on their email address? Can someone’s address, username, or email help you find them on the Kik messenger app?
Well, there are many ways of searching for people on instant messenger such as Kik. But each Instant Messenger works in a different way. So, for example, WhatsApp contacts are based on cell phone numbers. This means that the only way of searching for someone on that particular instant messaging platform is by knowing their full telephone number. This location is about users’ privacy. Luckily, it is not necessary to know someone’s telephone number in order to find them on the Kik messenger app.
There are many different ways of finding or searching for someone on the Kik messenger app. These can include searching by city, username, or email address. Some of these ways of searching for users are more obvious than others. If you have tried unsuccessfully, do not worry, that is where we come in.
In this article we will explain to you how are you it’s for other users by city, username and email. We will go through each one of these categories one by one. So if you are just interested in one of them you can go ahead and just skip to the relevant section of the article.
How Can You Search for Another Kik User by City?
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”- Anais Nin
It is a really good idea to have this as the first section in this article because searching by city is probably the least obvious way of searching for user on the Kik messenger app.
There is not even a search bar that would allow you to type in the city and search for people on Kik. However, this is something that can be done fairly easily as long as you know how. The problem is precisely that: knowing how to do this.
The fact remains that there is any one official way of doing this. But all this means is that you need to get a little bit more creative, which is not a bad thing. There are several different approaches us so let’s go over them again and with the easiest one. The first thing that you could do a search for the city using that Kik messenger search bar. You may be wondering why we are telling you to do this when we have just said that there is no city search bar. No, we were not lying to us when we said that. There is not a Siri search bar but there is a general search bar which will allow you to search for usernames or group names. As you probably know, the Kik messenger app allows its users to chat on a one-to-one basis but also as part of groups. Any Kik user can create his or her own group. Once the group is created, the user behind it can name it whatever he or she wants. If you search for the name of your city you may very well find one or several groups that have this as their name. If you do not find any, why don’t you create your own? Even if you do not have any other users to add to your group, just having it there may attract other people from your city who decide to search for it on Kik.
Entering the name of your city into the search bar may also yield individual results. How so? Well there may be several or more users that live in your city and use its name at least this part of their own user names. You can search for specific cities, such as:
- Los Angeles
- New York City
If this first method of searching by city does not really work for you, there are other things you can do. The next thing I would suggest is that you head over to social media. Try to find kick users from your city but using appropriate hashtags on the likes of Twitter and Tumblr.
Alternatively, if you are comfortable with it if you could join Kik community or any of those available third-party websites around. Just make sure that you read the terms and conditions because those websites are not officially linked to the Kik messenger app. Having said that, many users find those websites helpful to find people to chat with. Those websites allow people who signed up to find others by city and also by username, which brings us to our next section.
How Can You Search for Another Kik User by User Name?
OK, so if in the previous section we talked about one of the hardest ways of finding users on the Kik messenger app, in this section will talk one of the easiest. Searching by username could not be any simpler.
All you will need to do is to enter the user name of the person you are looking for in the search box. What happens if you do not know the username exactly? That should not be much of a problem because the search function uses predictive text, which means that if you enter part of the user name you will get all the hits containing it. So, as long as you got at least part of it right, you should be able to see the username that you are after.
If you do not know the user name of the person you’re looking for or you are just looking to meet new people and make new friends, you could just try to enter random user name into the search bar.
If, as we said in the previous section, you decide to join the Kik Community on any of the other third-party websites for Kik users, you should be able to search by age, city, username and other criteria. This is a great way of finding people to chat with as long as you are comfortable with it.
If you want to find out people’s usernames and are not comfortable using the Kik website, you could also head over to social media.
Twitter on Tumblr are the best social media outlets for this. Just as long as you see appropriate hashtags you should be able to find other Kik users that way. Also sharing your own profile and social media will yield lots of results. Just make sure that you get peoples usernames accurately so that you will be able to add them to your chat lists. A great idea is to have your own Kik messenger user name on your social media profile. If you do not want to risk getting the wrong username from other users, then you should ask them to provide you with their Kik code. Scanning Kik code with your smart phone is the best way of adding people to your chat list (likewise, if you want to I’m sure that somebody else is able to add you to their chat lists, Sharing your Kik code is the best way of doing this).
How Can You Search for Another User With Their Email Address?
In our introduction we talked briefly about how the Kik messenger is stronger and protecting its users’ privacy is because it does not require them to share any personal information in order to chat with one another. This does not only include their telephone numbers but also their email addresses.
The Kik messenger app will never share its users’ email addresses with anybody else. So, if you do not use third-party kit website, how can you possibly use someone’s email address to find them on the Kik messenger app? Well, even though Kik messenger does not publicly share its users’ email addresses, he has a very nifty feature that allows the users who choose to use it to find others who also use it in to be found by their email address.
We are talking about the book address match feature. The first and most important thing that we must say about this feature is that it is completely optional. You will have to turn it on purpose fully in order to use it. Turning it on and will sync your smart phone email contacts with the app. But it will all happen in the background, without making anything public. So, as long as you have Kik users I’m on your smart phone contacts in they have also turned on the address book match feature, they will all be automatically added to your chat lists based on their email addresses and you will also be added to theirs.
If you have any feedback on this article or would like to share your experience searching by city, username, and email, why don’t you leave us a message in the comment section below?