Despite fierce and growing competition, Kik Messenger continues to be one of the most popular apps of its kind. And one of the reasons for its continuing popularity is its many awesome features. Among the many things that make Kik Messenger so great is that it allows users to set up multiple accounts on their mobile phones.
There could be many different reasons why you might want to have more than one Kik Messenger accounts so you can switch between them when you need to, without changing devices.
Of course, before you can set up one or several accounts, you will need to download and install the instant messaging app. If you have not done this yet, the process could not be any simpler.
All you have to do is head over to the iTunes App Store (if you use an Apple device) or the Google Play store (if you use an Android device) and search for “Kik Messenger”. Once you have found it, just tap on the “install” button and then tap on the “open” button once the app has been fully downloaded and installed.
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Once the app has been installed, you will need to set up your account. Just follow these simple steps:
- Launch Kik Messenger.
- Tap on “Register”.
- Type in your whole name (first and last names).
- Type in a user name. This has to be a unique user name as not two users are allowed to have the same user name.
- Then, add the email address that you would like to be associated with your Kik Messenger account.
- Next, create a safe password.
- Also, enter your date of birth.
- Once, you have entered all this information, tap on the “Register” button located at the bottom section of the screen.
Why Do Need More Than One Kik Messenger Account?
Some people wish to have more than one Kik Messenger account. There could be several reasons for this. For example, you may wish to use one specific account to message your family and a separate one for your friends. But your reasons would be personal.
Another good reason to have at least two different accounts is when you what to use the Kik Messenger for both personal and professional reasons. If you want to be able to chat to your friends (or even, want to use the app to make new friends), but also want to stay in touch with your clients, then it might be a good idea to have two separate accounts.
Although it is not currently possible to switch between two different user names on the Kik Messenger application, using a modified version will allow you to do so.
How Can I Set Up More Than One Account On The Same Device?
The good news is that it is quite possible to register more than one account of Kik Messenger.
But, not only that, setting up multiple or additional accounts on Kik Messenger is a relatively simple process.
The first thing you need to do is to ensure that you are using the latest version of Kik Messenger whether you have an Apple (iOS) or an Android device. So, unless you have just downloaded and installed the Kik Messenger app recently, it might be worth visiting the relevant app store and checking for any available updates. If there are any, be sure to download it before proceeding.
Once you have ensured that you have the latest version of Kik Messenger installed on your mobile device, go into your smart phone’s security settings and head over to the “Unknown Sources”. Then check the box next to it if unchecked (or leave it checked if it is already checked). If you check the box, you will get a pop-up. Click on the “OK” button you’ll see on it.
All of this is to allow your device to accept the modified version of the Kik Messenger that you will need in order to set up and use several accounts on the same device or single device.
So only after you have allowed your smart phone to accent “unknown sources” will you be able to download and install a modified version of the Kik Messenger app. In order to do so, you will have to launch the web browser on your smart phone and search for “Two Kik Accounts in One Device”. Once you have found it, download it and install it. Make sure, though, that you download the latest version.
This modified version of Kik Messenger both looks and works exactly like the regular app. This means that it also works like it so if you know how to use the regular messenger app, you know how to use this version.
Launch the new Kik Messenger and log in with your existing accounts.
It is important to notice that you need to keep the latest versions of both the regular Kik Messenger app and the modified version installed on your device. Not only do you need both versions so you can switch between them and between user names as needed but you also have to ensure that you have the latest versions in order to avoid any potential problems.
How To Switch Between User Names?
As you can imagine, switching between two separate Kik Messenger accounts is not as straightforward as using just one.
But the only real complication is that every time you want to switch from one account to the other, you will need to log out from the one you have used more recently and then log in to the one you wish to use. So, keeping several conversations going at the same time on two separate Kik Messenger accounts can get a little complicated and time-consuming. This is one of the main drawbacks of having more than one account.
But there are, unfortunately, others. For example, you may encounter technical glitches from time to time. The best way to avoid these (or, at least, keep them to a minimum) would be to always keep an eye on the versions you are using and making sure that you are using the latest ones. If you do this, you might be lucky enough never to encounter any glitches. If you think that having to constantly update your apps is annoying, just think that it does not take very long at all and that is considerably less annoying than having to deal with constant glitches.
So, the best way to make the most of having multiple Kik accounts is to follow the guidelines that we have presented in this tutorial.
Kik Messenger’s Popularity
Because Kik Messenger is an app for messaging that is so easy to use and millions of people already prefer it to other messenger apps to communicate with their smart phones, many people use to communicate or chat with different people.
So, if you would like to keep your contacts separate and use distinct profiles, then having two accounts is the only solution for you. You could, for example, set up a serious account for your clients, and a fun one for your friends or even to manage family sharing and switch between the two as needed.
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