How To Quickly Find The Best Kik Chat Rooms
Kik is a popular social media app that is community-based. The idea of Kik is that you can join Kik groups where you can chat with like-minded people who have similar interests as well as meet new people.
However, the thing that makes Kik stand out from the others such as Facebook or Snapchat is that you are completely anonymous. But, finding the right Kik groups to join can be a bit tough. Luckily we have some tips to help you find the best group chats on the Kik app so that you start making new friends.
What is Kik
Kik is a messaging app that lets you meet and speak to other like-minded Kik users, and it is often compared to Discord as well as Whatsapp. You can text, and video chat, using the messaging app. It can work on iOS, Amazon Kindle, and Android, simply by downloading it from the iPhone app store or Google Play Store.
It is free and it was originally founded by Kik Interactive Inc, a Canadian company. The current developer of it is MediaLab AI, Inc. It has been around since 2010. Plus, it is a worldwide used app. Therefore, you interact with people across the globe.
Who Can Use The App?
The terms and conditions of the app dictate that Kik users have to be 13 years old. Therefore, there is a chance that you may end up speaking to underaged people. But, it is estimated that about 40 percent of the users are teenagers and there is also a large number of 30-something that are also active users.
Therefore, anyone with a smartphone can use the app. But, it is important to not give out personal information such as your phone number or to organize a meeting in a private place. It goes without saying, but a reminder would not hurt.
How Does a Kik Group Work?
Kik messenger can be viewed as a collection of chat rooms or public/ private groups where you can join one or a few to chat with users who have similar interests. The interests can be anything from a certain TV series to your favorite sports team. The groups themselves are private, meaning that only members within that particular group can see the messages.
A group is owned and run by an admin who is the founder of the Kik group chat. Before the recent update, you would have to have been approved by the admin to join the chat or have a group Kik code. However, after the update, the groups became that of public groups where you could join them if you find them. It is kind of similar to Discord in that way.
An important note is that admins can decide to go away from the chat version making the community obsolete. Therefore, it would be a good idea to find groups that would last. Usually ones with Evergreen interests, not trends that tend to die out quickly.
How To Find Groups
When you open your Kik account, you would have to choose your profile picture and create your Kik username. Keep in mind that Kik is anonymous. You will not have any friends/ connections on it, as to be expected. Therefore, joining a group would be the way to go. One of the ways that you can join a group is by searching for one.
The first thing you would want to do is to tap on the “new message” option. From there you tap on the “public groups” tab and it will take you to a page welcoming you to their newest feature at the time.
It is here where they will give you a reminder to keep the chat PG 13 since the age limit is 13 years old. As well as to keep in line with their terms and conditions. There is a blue button with “got it” at the bottom of the screen and pressing this will take you to the search engine of the app.
Here is where you type in the hashtag topic that you are interested in. So if you are into Shadow and Bone you simply type in #shadowandbone. From there, a bunch of groups in this hashtag will pop up, and you can check out the members before joining.
When you first get into the search there will already be popular searches so that the page does not look freakily empty. Once you find a group name that catches your interest you can tap “join public group” to become a member and start chatting away. So brush up on your internet slang and get chatting or sending gifs and stickers.
However, if you find that the public chat group is not really for you, or that it has become inactive you can opt-out of it by tapping the “leave group” in the group settling options. There is a group limit of 50 people to allow for interaction between the members of it.
How To Find The Right Groups
There are a lot of group chats on Kik in every hashtag that you search. So narrowing down which one to join, if they have not reached their 50 members limit, can be a bit of a challenging task. However, it could be fun to explore the groups and try them out.
But, keep in mind that Kik is an app that is used worldwide so you may run into groups that do not speak the same language as you. One of the ways to find the right Kik for you is by the old-school method of trial and error. Here is where you find a group name that further sparks your interest, and join it.
It is after joining that you will see if the group is active, has space for you, or is the thing that you are looking for. The obvious downside of the trial and error method is that you may have to join a few groups before you can stick to one.
There can be many that are inactive or not to your liking. The other method of finding the right group is by researching. There are a few ways that you can go about the latter. One of the more popular ones is the Reddit subreddit r/KikGroups. This forum is active with users adding and suggesting new groups. You can search and find ones that would be good for you on it.
Another way is by Googling Kik groups and seeing what comes up. However, this can give you a range of groups that may be outdated or inactive. There is also using Tumblr to find Kik group names. There are also some active Facebook groups that can also give you ideas and suggestions but these can be a bit harder to come by since the new public Kik group update. Therefore, your best bet would be to go by Reddit.
A lot of people are also looking for which groups to join. Therefore, finding information would not be that difficult to come by online. While many are searching for groups, a lot have found some, and they are willing to share.
How To Make A Kik Group
Another way to be in a group that you like is to create your own. This is easy to do and you can invite your friends to join. Or you can wait around until other Kik users find it and try your new group out. To make your own Kik group all you would have to do is tap on the plus icon that is located in the bottom right corner.
Then you would need to tap the public group option. And then tap the other plus icon in the top right corner. Here you create an eye-catchy and outstanding group name that will make users want to join. But, remember to add the correct tag for your new group.
Tags are hashtags that people search for so that they can find your little community. Therefore, it is important and worthwhile to make sure that your tag is relevant and easy to find. So, if you want to form an app gathering around “Shadow and Bone” then you should use the hashtag shadowandbone instead of #shadowandbonethebestestthingever.
People are less likely to search for the latter. Keep the tag simple and clear.
Once you have your group name and tag, you can choose a pic for the profile picture of the group. Choose or make one that can send the message of the group across. A picture that will draw people in while showing what your group will be about.
If you want to add members or your friends that are on Kik, then you can search for them by using the search bar that is found at the bottom of your screen. Tap “add them to group” and see what happens. But, this is only an option.
Once your Kik group is ready, and you are pleased with it, just tap the “start” button and your group goes live in Kik. Then sit back and wait for people to join or start chatting with your friends who are already there.
Find Unlike-Minded People
While it is fun and grand to speak to people with the same interests as you, it can also be worth it to join groups with interests that you did not know about. This way you can learn about them in a friendly environment and develop something new.
There are countless TV shows, books, hobbies that you can discover while using the app that may be joining a group that is outside your comfort zone would not be a bad idea. Plus, if it is definitely not for you, you can always leave the group. But, you would not know till you try.
Word of Caution
With any type of apps such as Kik that allows for chatting with like-minded individuals, there is always a note of caution that should be at the back of your head. While these people are like-minded they are still strangers in the beginning. And that is why you should keep to the theme of being anonymous.
When settling up your Kik profile you should not use your real name or picture. These can make it easier to find you certainly if you have a Facebook or your Kik profile picture is already online. And, obviously, do not give out private information to people you do not know. As in people you did not see in real life.
While Kik is a great app to chat and meet people it is also an online app where caution is key. And another thing is to make sure that the people you are speaking to are either within your age limit if you are a preteen or over the age if you are an adult.
The latter is just a good rule of thumb. Plus, people in the same age group are more likely to have the same or similar interests making them easier to talk to. Plus, they often use the same “slang” or language as well.
To Round Off
Kik is a great app for chatting, sharing stickers and gifs. It is a place where you can meet new people that have a common interest to your own. Or you can discover new interests through the Kik groups.
The way to find the right ones for you can be through the “trial and error” method. Or you can go to the subreddit r/KikGroups and see what others have to say. The subreddit has a variety of ages that use it so that you can find something in your age group that you would like to join.
If you cannot find a group to your liking, you can always make your own. However, if you want new members to join it then you may have to “advertise” it a bit. You could do this through Reddit since it too is anonymous.
Either way, when using the Kik groups, remember to be safe as well as respectful to other members of the group. While it is anonymous it is important to act as you would in real life. As well as treat other members of the group as you would like to be treated.
When you do find the right group for you it would be a great idea to be active in it. Well, as much as you can. This way you would help keep the group alive which could allow for more people to join and stay. Unless the group has reached its 50 member limit. But, the point of Kik is to chat, share interests and have fun.
While there are other apps that offer the same thing, they are not as well-known or as often used as Kik. It is the go-to app for meeting new people. Kind of like Facebook but with anonymity and without family secretly stalking you. Speaking of Facebook, if you want to know how to engage with Facebook pages as a page, then check out this link.
We hope that this advice has helped you find your dream group on Kik. Remember to stay safe, and have fun. Get a kick out of Kik!