It’s easy to use Kik on your mobile device after opening an account. To register an account, start by opening Kik on your mobile device. Next, touch the “Register” button. A New Account screen will pop up. On this screen, you will see options to fill in your personal information in the right boxes. Some of the required information includes your first and last name, birth date, email address and a unique username which will help other Kik users identify you. In the password box, put a strong password that you will always use anytime you need to log into your account. Avoid putting an obvious password that can be guessed by imposters. After filling all the necessary information, touch “Register” to open an account. An account will be created for you. If you already have an account, touch “Log In” and fill in your details in the relevant boxes.
If you are a first timer in Kik, you will be given an option to find your friends from your contacts and others from around the world. If you agree, the program will use the phone numbers, names and email addresses in your phone’s contact list to find people you know on Kik. You also have an option to find friends on Kik later. Find friends manually on Kik by going to the home screen and tap on the gear icon. Next, go to the Chat Settings which should lead you to Address Book Matching.
In cases where you can’t log into your Kik account due to a forgotten password, your email address will come in handy. Kik may at times ask you to confirm your email address. Kik does this by sending you an email with the subject “Welcome to Kik Messenger! …”. The message asks you to confirm your details. To do this, open your email and go to “Click here to complete your sign-up”. This will help you confirm your email. If you can’t find this email, you can check in any spam mail or junk folders. If the email is completely unavailable, you can request KiK to resend it to help you complete the email address confirmation process.
Kik does not share your private details with anyone. For your security, you should never share your Kik account password with anyone. You can only share your username with your friends. Kik allows you to completely secure your account by adjusting your private settings.