When you want to find Kik friends online there are a multitude of options, some that will lead you astray and some that have promise of offering great friendships. That’s why I’ve compiled a guide outlining how to find Kik friends and finder services that pop up seemingly every week online.
Keep in mind that the tips below span all of your available options but you may know other ways and therefore we appreciate any comments in the comment section below to help up learn about more tricks.
First, I’ll outline a bit about the Kik Messenger app, how it’s used and why it’s a great way to message and connect with old friends and new friends you’ve just met.
“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison
About Kik Messenger
Kik Messenger is a hugely popular communication app that is available for iOS and Android that allows you to message your friends no matter what country you are in or what cell phone service provider you have. Want to know how they do it?
The basis of Kik is that it uses your local WiFi connection or your cellular data connection to send bytes of text to whoever else has the Kik app installed on their phone, iPad, or even computer. Since the app uses data through your internet provider, you won’t be stuck with the large international overage charges if you want to message your friend in Europe. Pretty neat, right? Keep in mind that it does use up data to send messages and especially video or images so therefore it could cause you to go over your cell phone data plan if you use it a ton. However, I don’t find Kik to use all that much data typically as it’s just sending over text which is a couple of bytes.
There are a number of Kik features that make it an exciting app to use. Below are just a few of the more popular features.
- The Kik app is completely free to use and doesn’t require you to enter in your credit card information, billing address, etc.
- You don’t need to link your personal phone number with your Kik username and therefore you retain a degree of anonymity with your profile. This is important as there are unfortunately some creepy people on Kik and you will want to make sure you remain private about your personal information.
- You can group chat with up to 50 people, which means you can get your entire class together on one Kik group chat and talk about class assignments. You could also get a big group of friends together to chat and create an online community.
- You have the ability to send and receive not only text, but pictures, videos, GIFs, etc. This allows you to spice up any conversation and make someone laugh by sending over a funny meme.
- The app allows you to see who has seen and/or read your messages, which can be helpful but also cause some problems if the person is ignoring you and it’s obvious. There’s currently no way to turn off the little notifications of “D” for delivered, “R” for read, and “S” for sent so you’ll just have to manage using the app with these features.
Disclaimer – Adding Friends On Kik!
I don’t want to sound too preachy but I want to make sure you’re aware of some dangers associated with meeting new friends on Kik Messenger. Unfortunately there are sick people out there that attempt to message and inappropriately interact with underage girls and boys. It’s very easy for someone to fake their profile and appear younger than they are in person and lie about details in their life.
If you feel uncomfortable with a conversation, feel the other person is not who they say they are, or are being asked to do something that you are uncomfortable with, please do the following. Block the person on Kik immediately and stop all further conversations. Report the Kik username to Kik’s team. If necessary, contact local law enforcement and parents.
Be smart about who you message on Kik and when you find friends, try to verify who they are and be cautious if the conversation starts to turn uncomfortable.
How To Find Friends On Kik
Now, I’ll outline the very best and quickest way to find Kik friends, both those that you may already know in other social circles and ones that you meet for the first time. If you already know the friend from a different social circle, either in real life or from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I can help you find their Kik username so you can connect with them. Also, if you want to meet someone with similar interests, backgrounds, ages, etc. I can help you find future best friends!
Option 1: Address Book Matching
This is the easiest and quickest option to find your existing friends in your contact list and add them on Kik Messenger. All you have to do is go to Settings, then Chat Settings, then turn on the option for Address Book Matching. You may need to approve permission for the Kik app to use your contact list. Once this is done, you will automatically see all of your contacts as friends on Kik if they also have Kik Messenger installed!
Option 2: Search For Kik Username
This second option only really works if you know your friend’s Kik username. If you know the person’s real name you could try that as their username in case they chose that to use as their username. Otherwise, you could always ask them in real life or on Facebook, Snapchat, etc. what their Kik username is. Then, just head over to the search bar and type in their username and their profile will appear. You’ll be able to add them as a friend and message them.
Option 3: Find Common Interests
A great way to meet new people and find friends is to look for people with similar interests as you. A cool feature on Kik to find people with similar interests is to search for that interest with “fans” attached to the end of it. For example if you’re a big fan of the Patriots you could search for “#PatriotsFans” and you will get groups of people that are also fans of the Patriots.
To make this happen, just search for anything that interests you and add fans to the end of it if you’d like. This will allow you to join groups where people have similar favorite bands, sports teams, movies, etc. Really this could be used for almost anything as long as there is interest from other people.
If you happen to have unusual interests or want to find other people that live in the same city as you, you could always create your own group with searchable hashtags so that people can join your group and you can chat with them. The best part of this is you don’t need to go out and find Kik friends, they will find you! Use this as a way to support your local football team, create a Kik group for your school, a club you’re in, your neighborhood, etc. This is a great way to get friends without needing to use a more traditional Kik finder.
Option 4: Share Kik Profile On Social Media
This next option allows you to share your Kik profile on a bunch of other social media platforms. For example you can share your Kik profile on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. This means everyone you’re friends with on these other platforms will be able to see your Kik username and connect with you to chat on Kik! To share your profile, follow these steps.
- Go to your list of chats and tap the settings icon at the top right for iPhone and bottom right for Android.
- You’ll notice a button that says Share Your Profile, tap it.
- Now, you can choose whatever social media network you want to share your profile on and it will automatically post to that platform.
Option 5: Use Kik Finder Online
The next option is using a Kik finder online that allows anyone with a Kik profile to sign up and opt in to finding new friends. This is by far the riskiest as you don’t really know what you’re going to get and a lot of times the people on there may not be someone you want to chat with. Some online sites are better than others at narrowing down the Kik users by interest, age, gender, etc. You can use these options to find people that you are more interested in talking to. However, keep in mind the disclaimer above about people faking their Kik profile!
You will notice that there are several options out there, from kikfriends.com to kikfriender.com. You can try out these options and search for men or women, and typically you can search for the age you’re interested in chatting with.
That wraps up this guide to find Kik friends online! I hope you were able to find new friends to chat with and you start new friendships. Let us know if you have any other suggestions below in the comments or if you know of any other tips or new finder options.
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