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How to Use Kik

A New Way to Communicate with Others

Are you looking for a different way to communicate with other people across the world? Have you tried all the other sites, and are bored at what they have to offer? Then, you should learn to use Kik. This text-messaging site connects a variety of apps all together at no cost to you.

Kik Download

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If you are interested in using Kik, download the app at App Store on your device. Tap the “Install” button, wait for the application to download, and then open it to get started.

Kik Main Screen

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Once the app is opened, you will see the main screen for Kik. There are two options to get started: “Log In” and “Sign Up.” “Log In” will ask for your username and password that you have created in the past.

Sign Up

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If you have never signed up for Kik before, click the “Sign Up” button. You will be taken to a new screen where you will be asked to share some information such as first and last name, a username and password, a valid e-mail, birthday, and phone number to complete the process. After you have completed this information, you will have an account.

Allowing Notifications and Contact Use

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Soon after you complete an account for Kik, the program will ask you if you want to allow notifications and/or the use of your phone contacts. You can choose the option “Turn On” to allow this to happen, or “Not Now” to halt the process.

Navigating the Main Screen

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The main screen has a few options you need to get accustomed to. The gear icon on the top, lefthand side of the screen allows you to change any of your settings on Kik. The “+” icon, on the top, righthand side of the screen, allows you to connect with groups you may be interested in communicating with. Down the middle of the screen will be the groups you have been added to.

Adding Feature

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Specifically, the “+” icon can help you navigate ways to connect with others, by finding people, starting a new group, and connecting with a public group among other things. This is the best way to connect yourself.

Searching for a Group

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If you tap the “#” icon, which is one of the options from the “+” icon, you can search for a group by clicking the “Search Public Groups” button at the top of the screen, or by clicking a hashtag option that is trending down the screen. When have narrowed your search, there will be groups to join.

Joining a Group

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If you have found a group you are interested in joining, click the “Join Public Group” to add yourself. From there, you will be able to text, and send emojis and GIFs to spice up the conversation.

Using Kik is a great way to connect with others that have the same interests as you. Starting joining groups today!

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