Kik is on its way to becoming a popular message app. A great number of people have switched to Kik since it was launched. Kik is the best way to connect with your friends and loved ones. Now with Kik, you can send unlimited text messages.
Contacting people you are already friends with is easy. But what about contacting those people you are not friends with. Do you want to know the best ways to use your favorite messaging app?
There is a way to meet new people. It is very easy to search and view Kik profiles. You should know the importance of your Kik profile. Your Kik profile is just like your Facebook or LinkedIn profile. It attracts visitors. People use your Kik profile to know about you. Below, we have also provided useful information about the app for those who don’t know what Kik is and how it works. We have also talked about the highlight features of the app.
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What is Kik
You need a smartphone to use Kik. You must have used many messaging apps like iMessage, WeChat and WhatsApp. Kik is just like those messaging app which you can use to communicate with your friends and family members. Your phone must be connected to Wi-Fi to send and receive messages. If there is no Wi-Fi then your phone will use mobile data in order to use the app. Currently, Kik is only available for smartphone and there is no desktop version of Kik available. But, there is a way to use Kik on your desktop. We will also talk about it in this article.
There are many features that make Kik the first choice of many. Do you know that Kik has a built in full browser? You can use the browser to search the Web just like you use any other browser like Chrome or Opera mini. This is an amazing feature especially when you are chatting with a friend and something new comes up, you can search it in the app. It will save your time as you don’t have to use another browser. Most of the apps are linked with a phone number. But the good thing about Kik is that you can link it with a username. It means you don’t have to provide your phone number and you can still enjoy the features of the app. This is how you can maintain your privacy. Kik is the only app of its kind to offer such a feature. There is no other app allowing you use the service without providing your phone number.
People visit your Kik profile to know you better. Your profile is a kind of your introduction. Kik profile contains the following information.
- Your Kik username. It is the same username you chose at the time of signing up for the app.
- Display name is the name you want Kik to display. It can be your full name or just a nickname. It is your choice.
- Your profile picture is an important part of your profile. Make sure that you upload a fresh picture.
Remember, your email address and password is protected and not visible to others. Only you can view your email address and password. Now we will show you how to edit your profile, view someone’s profile and find your friends profile on Kik.
Viewing Your Kik Profile
Viewing your own Kik profile is easy. All Kik users are advised to keep their profiles updated. If you don’t update your profile it will raise many questions in the mind of a visitor. It will give the visitor an impression that you no longer use the service or it is a fake account. Unlock your smartphone and launch the Kik app. Next, you will click the gear icon in the app. It will open the settings page. You will also see your profile on the same page.
There is another way to view your profile. When you are chatting with someone, just touch your name and your profile will be displayed on your screen.
View someone’s Kik Profile
If you are using Kik then you can view anyone’s Kik profile. When you check the profile of someone, there you can also see the person’s username and display name. We will show you two ways to check a person’s profile.
If you are in the middle of a conversation with the person then read the following instructions to view his or her profile.
- Launch the Kik Messenger app on your phone.
- Start chatting with the person
- Touch the picture of the person and it will open his or her profile.
Follow the steps given below if you are not in the conversation with someone.
- Launch the app
- Touch the chat icon that looks like a small text bubble.
- You must know the username of the person. Enter the person’s username into the search field.
- Find the person in the search results. Touch his or her picture to view the profile.
How to Change Your Kik Profile Display Name?
You choose your username at the time of signing up for the service. Keep one thing in mind once you have chosen your username, you cannot change it. It means, think well before you choose your username. If you are not happy with your username, you will have to delete your account first. Once your account is deleted, sign up for a new Kik account and then you can choose the username you want to use. But you can always change your display name. The procedure of changing your display name is very easy. Your display name is just like your real name and many people believe it to be your real name. Some people choose to have a different display name which hides their identity on the app.
There is nothing wrong if you choose not to use your actual name. There are many Kik users who don’t use their original names. Read the following instructions to change your profile display name.
- First off, launch the Kik app
- Touch the gear icon. iPhone users can find the gear icon at the upper right side of the app
- You need to touch “Your Account” and it will open a page where you will see your username, email and the option to edit your name and password.
- Simply, touch your name to edit your name.
Change Your Kik Profile Picture
Need to change your Kik profile picture? The procedure of changing your Kik profile picture will not take more than a few seconds. Those who don’t want to use their own picture can use any other image such as a picture of their favorite actress or actor. If you add your own picture, it will be easier for others to search your profile.
Read the following instructions to change your Kik profile picture.
- Launch Kik Messenger
- Touch the gear icon. If you are in the middle of a conversation then touch your name to see your profile picture.
- You should see your profile picture. To get the full-screen view, just touch the image. There is also a “set photo” button touching which you can take a picture.
The picture you want as your profile picture should cover the bubble you get for your picture. If the picture is not large enough it will be difficult for other Kik users to see your face.
Sharing Your Kik Profile
Now sharing your Kik profile to other social networking sites is very easy thanks to the latest updates to the app. Kik users can share their profile on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram etc. Following are the steps you need to perform to share your Kik profile.
- Unlock your smartphone and launch the Kik app.
- You will see a chat icon at the top that looks like a small bubble. Touch the icon.
- You should see “Your Profile”. Touch it and a dialogue box will appear with the option to share your profile.
You may choose not to share your Kik username on other social media platform. It is because when your friends know your Kik username there are chances that they will start messaging you. Some people find it annoying.
Deleting Your Kik Profile
Do you need a break? Don’t feel using the app anymore? It means you are thinking about deleting your Kik profile. There is a way to get the job done. Once you have deleted your Kik profile, it will be simply impossible to contact you on Kik. It is because deleting your profile means you don’t exist.
Remember, your deleted profile cannot be recovered. So, the question is, are you really sure that you want to delete your Kik profile. If you just want a small break then you better just log out. After a month or so, you can start using Kik again just like you do now.
Some of you must be thinking why log out and not delete Kik profile. One thing you need to keep in mind is that logging out on Kik is not like logging out on other apps like Facebook and Twitter. When you logout on Kik, all your data i.e. messages and pictures will be deleted. Your profile will not be deleted and you login back anytime. But if you choose to delete your Kik account then there is no going back. Once your account is deleted, you will have to start from zero whenever you want to use Kik again in the future.
Read the following instructions to delete your Kik profile.
- Launch the Kik Messenger app and touch the settings icon.
- Find your account and touch it to see more options
- There is a button named “Reset Kick Messenger”. Select the button.
- Now you will type the email address you used to sign up for the service on the deactivation site.
- Open the email sent by Kik. You will find a deactivation link in the email. Click the link to finalize the process.
Now, you know everything you need to know about Kik profiles. Hope this article answered all the questions you had in your mind. In this article, we talked about how to edit, share and delete your profile. Kik, just like other apps of its kind, keeps introducing new and exciting features. So, do come back to learn more about Kik Messenger app.