That the Kik messenger app is great for keeping up with your friends goes without saying. But not only that, you can actually also make lots of new friends on the instant messaging app without much of an effort. But not only that, you can actually also make lots of new friends on the instant messaging app without much of an effort. In fact this is so much so that, if you are not careful, you will soon find that you have hundreds of contacts on the app. Sometimes the sheer amount of contacts on your Kik messenger app can be quite overwhelming. How can you manage what could potential he be hundreds of different contacts on Kik messenger?
Well, this is where we come in. In this article we will give you lots of ideas and practical advice on how to manage your Kik contacts.
In our experience it is all too easy to accumulate lots and lots of different contacts but only chat to handful of them on a daily basis. If you’re not careful, you could end up with hundreds of contacts and might not even remember who most of them are. This is why who would strongly recommend you review your chat lists regularly and manage your Kik contacts effectively. If you are not sure how to do this or would like some further suggestions to make it easier on yourself, then read on.
Address Book Match
The first thing would like to talk to you about is that nifty little feature known as “Address book match”, which is a great way of synching your smart phone contacts and your Kik Messenger contacts. What this optional feature does is make yourself available to be added automatically to your contacts’ chat lists. Also, as long as you have this feature turned on other people who have you as part of their contacts on their smart phones and to also use Kik messenger app will be added automatically to your chat lists.
The great thing about the address book match feature is that it is totally optional. If you turn it off you will not be added automatically to anybody’s chat lists. This would also mean, however, that your contacts will also not be added to your own chat lists. For, you see, it works both ways.
The benefits of the address book match feature do not stop at that. There is also the key issue of privacy and safety. Most people who use the Kik messenger app know that one of the best things about it is that it is not necessary to share a telephone number or social media profile with the people you chat with. Only your user name and/or your Kik code are necessary. This is the great way to ensure your privacy is your Kik messenger app account cannot be linked to you personally, not even through social media. And this is a great advantage if we compare it with competitors such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, just to mention two.
Even if you decide to use the address book matched feature this does not change. All these feature does is synch your contacts. It doesn’t not share your email address or any other information about you. It simply allows the app to match up its records based on the email addresses that we are used to sign up. So, if you have this feature turned on if you have this feature turned on then your your Kik messenger app will look at the email addresses on your smart phone’s contact lists and search its database for users who provided any of the same email addresses when they originally signed up to the app. If it finds any matches on its database and it so happens that those users also have the address book match feature turned on,then it will at their Kik messenger use their names to your chat lists automatically. Likewise, if any of those users also have the email address that you used when you originally signed up to the Kik messenger app, you will also be automatically added to their chat lists.
“Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.” ― Oscar Wilde
Using Kik Code or User Names
Another way of getting new contacts would be to share you Kik Code (or, if you would prefer, your user name) on social media. Twitter is a perfect social media outlet for this. If you share your key code on your Twitter profile or included on some of your tweets, you should soon get lots of new contacts on the Kik messenger app. You would need to be careful with this though because it could very easily get out of control.
As with the address book matching feature, it is advisable that you regularly go through your chat lists and remove anyone you either do not recognize or have not spoken to in a while (or have the intention to ever speaking).
If you decide to go down and watch additional route using or sharing your user name instead, you would have to make sure that you give potential contacts your exact user name. It is highly likely that other Kik messenger app users have similar user names to yours. This could lead to potential misunderstandings as people might add other users to their contact lists when they actually mean to add you. Likewise, if you relying on other people to give you their user names, you might end up adding other users instead quite inadvertently. That is why I would strongly recommend using Kik Codes instead as they are the only way of making sure that you are adding (or you are being added) the right Kik messenger app users.
If you have interminably long chat lists or add new contacts continuously, it could become really difficult for you to remember who everyone on your chat list is supposed to be. You could even become easier to remember those whom you have most recently chatted with, regardless of how interested you actually are in them, than you are true friends or those people you would really like to chat with.
One great way of dealing with this and making sure you keep your messages separate is by using a feature called new chats. The only downside is is that this feature is only available for a Kik messenger app users who access it from Android smart phones or iOS mobile devices (such as any iPhone or an iPod Touch). But since most Kik messenger app users have either an iPhone or an Android device this is not much of a problem.
What is so great about this feature is that it allows you to keep all your new chats (I.e., those chats with people you have never interacted with before) separate from all your other chats. This is great because you will be able to see quickly of the distinction between both kinds of chats.Another great thing about this is that people on your new chats will not get any receipts or any other indication that you have received their messages until or if you do decide to read them.
If you are being approached by someone you would rather not talk to, for any reason whatsoever, you could just ignore them. All too often leaving messages unread or simply deleting unwanted messages will be quite enough for those contacts to get the hint and stop sending you messages. If, however, you do keep getting messages that you would rather not receive and have no interest whatsoever in chatting to the person sending them to you, you will always have the option of blocking them.
Although blocking other Kik messenger app users may at first seem to radical a solution, it is a great and extremely effective way of managing your contacts. Blocking someone is very easy, all you will need to do is follow these steps:
- Find the chat of the person you would like to block tap on their display name and then tap on the more icon.
- Finally, simply tap on block name and tap on the word block. This simple action will disable them from ever being able to contact you again through the Kik messenger app. And not only that, but they will also not even be able to see whether or not you are online. And, just to make things even better, they will never be able to find out who blocked them. You simply which will not appear again on their chat lists and, of course, they will never again appear on yours.
these are the most effective ways of managing your Kik messenger app contacts. We do realize that they take a bit of effort and that we are asking you to keep an eye on your contacts frequently. But, trusts us, this will save you a lot of time, trouble, confusion, and potential awkward misunderstandings in the future so it is worth doing.
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