How To Find Friends on Kik and What’s the Best Kik Friend Finder?
Kik is one of several chat alternatives that has accumulated quite a following. Kik lets users communicate with each other, share photos, videos, and GIFs, play games together, and more. One of the app’s core appeals is that while it’s a smartphone app, you don’t have to give out your number or your Facebook profile in order to connect. You just pick a username and from there you can get right to chatting. Not only is Kik a good tool for chatting with people you already know, it’s also a fun place to meet new people. In this article, I’ll show you how to make new friends on Kik.
Setting up Kik
Getting Kik up and running on your device is very simple.
- Download and install the latest version of Kik for your phone. (You can also get the app straight from the Play store or the Mac store.)
- Sign up to create a username. You’ll need to provide an email address as well as some other information; you don’t have to tell the truth about anything other than your email address.
- Select Settings->Privacy and enable “Use Phone Contacts” to add your existing contacts who also use Kik.
However, you don’t have to stop with just your existing friends! There are several ways to add more friends on Kik.
One way to explore for new friends is to use the built-in “Explore Public Groups” feature that should appear at the bottom of your friends list when you’re in the Kik app. Tap on the # hashmark and that will open a search page where you can look for whatever topics you’re interested in. Theoretically, these groups are all PG-13 but even a brief search revealed that this rule doesn’t seem to be observed very closely. There are thousands and thousands of groups organized around every topic…just find some topics that are interesting to you, join a group, and you’ll be well on your way to making some new friends.
You can also use the subreddit r/KikGroups to find a group to join. With over 42,000 active members, it’s easy to find people online to message with. New submissions for groups come in every couple of hours on average, and the community seems both helpful and friendly. Each group submission comes with the title and topic listed in the invite, along with an age range of people allowed into the group. Some groups seem to list just an 18+ age requirement, while others are more specific, listing ranges like “16 to 22” or “14 to 19.”
These might seem a bit broad (what would a 19-year-old college student and a 14-year-old high school freshman be able to discuss with each other that wouldn’t risk crossing a line?), but generally, it’s easy to pinpoint an appropriate group for your age. You can use Reddit’s powerful search feature to look for the kinds of groups you find interesting, if wading through an endless stream of group announcements doesn’t appeal.
Meet new people
Don’t want to join a group but still want to meet someone new? Kik will actually do all the work for you! Tap the “Meet New People” bar on the bottom of your friends list, and you’ll be randomly matched with someone else looking to meet new people. The two of you will have 15 minutes to chat, and can add one another as friends at any time if you hit it off.
Kik friend finder websites
If you want to spread your net even wider, there are a number of third-party websites that feature Kik users. The trouble is, most sites are rife with popups, ads, adware or worse. There are also the usual scammers as there are on any network so while these websites do provide a service, it is very much buyer beware when using them! I was able to find four sites that, while they have ads, appear to be free of obvious malware and seem to have decent user communities.
Kik Friends Finder
Kik Friends Finder is a UK-based friends finder, though it has users from all over the world. The site has an age and country filter which can really help in reducing the clutter of people who you don’t want to match up with. You can meet girls, guys or whatever, flirt, chat, search and more. The site is fast, doesn’t have popups and makes it easy to meet new people and chat.
Kik friends is another simple site that allows you to search for users by gender, or by who is online. Then you can refine your search by age, interest, or image, and go from there. It’s a very simple site with a minimal UI that keeps users front and center.
KikFriender solves the “sexting problem” by letting you specify whether you’re looking for sexting partners, or just clean chat. You can post your own Kik username and profile picture on the site, along with your age, sex and preferences, so that other users can find you, or you can search their extensive database of Kik users to find your next chat partner.
Kik Usernamesfinder gives the most search options of any of the friends finders I researched, letting you specify the age range, gender, orientation, and country of the profiles you look through. The site also presents results in the order you prefer, whether that’s youngest or oldest users first, most recently submitted profiles, etc.
Those are just four of the many Kik friend finder websites, but they’re less buggy or intrusive than many of the others. Each features thousands of users, so there will definitely be someone online to chat with!
There are other ways to make new friends on Kik. One way is to subscribe to sites like Whisper, and post classified ads there looking for new Kik friends. You can also post ads looking for friends on sites such as Craigslist.
Got any other suggestions for good ways to make new friends on Kik? Please share them in the comments section below!