The fact that Kik Messenger is an extremely fun app to use should go without saying. After all millions of people around the world use the instant messaging app daily. Why would they keep coming back to it when there are so many other ostensibly similar free apps out there? Part of why the Kik Messenger app is so successful comes from the fact that it is so much more than a simple instant messaging app. What other app would allow you party from your smart phone or mobile device?
In this article we will explain everything you will need to know if you are interested in partying using the Kik Messenger app. Whether you would like to organize your own parties and look for people to join or whether you are in search of the right party for you, we will give you all the tips you will need to know.
What is a Kik Messenger Party?
Before we go into giving you advice and tips on how to organize or join a Kik Messenger party, it may be a good idea to explain what a Kik Messenger Party actually is.
As you will probably know, the Kik Messenger app allows you to chat with your friends (or new people you meet online) either on a one to one basis or as a group chat. A Kik Messenger Party is nothing but a Kik group chat that has the sole object of gathering a bunch of Kik Messenger users willing to have some fun together. So, if you have never been part of a Kik party or struggle to have fun in one of them, we will also be offering you tips on how to organize or take part in a successful Kik party. In this case, success is indicated by fun. So, a successful Kik Messenger party is always fun and vice versa.
How to Organize a Kik Messenger Party?
“When I go to a party, nobody says hello. But when I leave, everybody says goodbye.”- George Gobel
Okay, so you are bored and in the mood for having some fun on the Kik Messenger app, what do you do? Of course, you could always just chat to your friends or interact with some fun Kik bots. But if you are in a partying mood, those activities would do little to scratch your itch for partying.
In that case, one of the best things you could possibly do is to organize a Kik Messenger Party. If this is your first time organizing a party on Kik or if you have tried to do so unsuccessfully in the past, in this section of the article we will show you exactly what you will need to do.
The first thing to decide is the kind of party you would like this to be. We will leave that to your own imagination. Next, you will need to decide how you would like to invite to your party. Ask yourself if you would like your Kik party to be a rather exclusive affair or if you are of the mind of “the more, the merrier”. This is something really important to determined because it will decide whether you would just like to invite some (or all) of your Kik Messenger friends or, go out and try to “recruit” people to join your party.
If you decide that you would like to keep your Kik Messenger party to your existing friends, you could just go ahead and manually add them to your party. There are two ways of doing this. You can add either start your Kik party and add your friends at the same time or you could instead add friends to an existing party of yours later on.
If you would like to start a Kik party, simply follow these steps:
- Grab your smart phone or mobile device.
- Launch the Kik Messenger app.
- Go to the main chats list.
- If you have an iOS device (either an iPhone or an iPod, you will need to tap on the “talk to” icon, located in the top right hand side of your screen. If, however, you have an Android mobile device, then tap on the “talk to” icon located in the bottom right hand side of your screen. The only difference is really the location of the “talk to” icon, otherwise, the process is exactly the same.
- Then, you will need to select the “start a group” option.
- Next, just tap on the names of the Kik friends that you would like to include to your party. Notice, though, that this activity will actually add them to the party and not just invite them. This means that after this process is concluded the Kik group will have been created and all your friends added whether they want to or not. It is up to you to let them know before hand that you are creating a group or not. Just consider that they may abandon your party straight away if they did not expect to be added to it. That would be a disastrous start to your party, would it not? The good news is that you can keep adding friends even after the party is in full flow, as we will show you in a bit on this article.
- After adding all the friends you would like to “attend” your party one by one, you will be given the opportunity to set a specific name and even choose a picture for your party. Notice a few things about this. The first thing to notice is that this is fully optional but that you will probably have a bigger rate of success with your Kik party if you do give it a name and attached a picture to it. The second thing to notice is that you will be able to change either the name or the picture (or both) later on even after the party has begun.
- Once you have chosen your friends, etc. you can begin the party by simply tapping on the “start” icon, located in the top right hand corner of your screen.
That is all it takes to start your Kik party.
If you already have a Kik party going and would like to add more people to it, just follow these steps:
- From the group chat in question, tap on the “info” icon located in the top right hand corner of your screen.
- Then tap on the “add” icon to select, one by one, the friends that you would like to add to your party.
- Finally, tap on the “done” icon.
Kik parties, however, can be an excellent way to meet new people and make new friends. So, if you would like to invite people to join your party a great way of doing so is by using Kik codes. Your party will be assigned a Kik code. In order to find out what it is and to share it across social media so that others can scan it and enter your party, just follow these steps:
- Go to the group chat in question.
- Then simply tap on the “info” icon.
- From all the different options, tap on “show Kik Code”.
- Finally, tap the “share” icon.
If you have a social media presence you could share your group Kik Code. Popular media sites to do so include Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Just do not forget to add relevant hash tags so that people will be able to find your Kik code.
If you are looking to join a Kik Messenger party, all you will need to do is head over to social media and look for Kik codes. Once you find one that seems attractive enough, scan it with your smart phone or mobile device and you will be added to the party straight away.
Tips For a Success Kik Party
Apart from organizing a party and adding friends, as a group administrator you will also be some kind of party host. Here are some tips to make a Kik party a successful affair:
- Do not be afraid to use everything that the Kik Messenger has to offer to enhance your chats also in your Kik parties. For example, why not use a GIF Kik bot? Just head over to the Kik bot shop and find a GIF Kik bot to mention on your group chats.
- There are also lots of other Kik bots that you could use to either break the ice or to enhance the chat. There could be too many possible suggestions, so instead of us making a long list of bots, why don’t you just head over to the Kik bot shop and find the right bots for your party?
- Do not lose momentum. Make sure that you keep the conversation flowing. Be more fun and less judge-y and everyone will love your Kik messenger parties.
In this article we have giving you a full how to guide on how to create a Kik party and invite people or how to find an existing Kik party and joining in. But not only that, we have also given you some tips on running a successful Kik party. What has been your experience partying on Kik Messenger? If you have any more tips or would like to share your experience, please leave a message in the comment section below.