How to find Kik group chats – Public and private rooms

Kik is a free messaging app for mobile, and is available for both iOS and Android devices. The messenger allows users to send text messages, make video calls and more.

You can find and join public group chats; or create your own private group, and invite users to the chat. The app is a great place for meeting and chatting with new people, or with family and friends. If you don’t have any friends on the platform to chat with, there are ways that you can find Kik chats to join.

How to find Kik group chats

Firstly, there are two different types of Kik group chats. There are public group chats, and private group chats. Some of the best Kik chat rooms can often be public, and you can even try modded Kik to get a more customised experience too. Here, we’ll go over how you can find, and join, both public and private groups.

Public Group Chats

Public group chats can easily be joined by most users. They’re not invite-only, and can be a great place for chatting with new people about similar interests.

Public Kik groups are very easy to find on the app.

Open the Kik app. You should be taken to the main page. If you currently don’t have any groups you’ve joined, there should be an option to ‘find a group’. Press ‘find a group’ to start searching for Kik group chats.

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Alternatively, you can press the ‘+’ icon in the top right, and then press ‘public groups’.

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Now, you can start searching for public groups by topic, or hashtag. There will be a list of trending topics, which you can press on if they appeal to you. Or, you can use the search bar to search for a specific topic.

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Try searching for topics that interest you, such as hobbies. You may find Kik groups dedicated to that topic, with users that share the interest.

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Next, choose a group that appeals to you. Ensure that you check the amount of members each group has, as some groups may be at maximum capacity. If so, you will be unable to join that group. Pick a group that has less than 50 members, which is usually the limit.

After you’ve chosen a group, press on it to view the group. Then, press ‘join public group’ to join the group.

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Though it’s easy top explore public groups, there may come a time when you want to access private chat rooms too. This is a little more tricky, but we’ll go into detail about how you can get access to private chats.

Private Group Chats

Private groups, unlike public groups, can only be joined through some form of invite. You can join by username invite, group link, or scanning a Kik code.

Username Invite

You can join a private group if a member invites you using your Kik username. It’s very simple to do. A group member just has to open the private chat, and select your username. This is only possible if they’re already in a chat with you.

Otherwise, they must find you through another method.

There are a few methods by which they can find a user.

Open Kik, and press the ‘+’ icon in the top right. Then, press ‘find people’.

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There will be three options available. They can either find you by searching your username, choosing a phone contact or Kik code. They must press one of the options to find your user profile.

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Group Link

You can also join a private chat through a group link.

A group member must open the group chat, find the group link and then copy it. After doing this, they can send it to you.

Kik Code

Another method for joining a private Kik group chat, is through a Kik code.

A member must share this group Kik code with you. They can find a group’s Kik code by opening the group chat, and pressing the group name.

Next, they must press ‘show Kik code’ and share it. They will then be asked to choose a Kik user to share the Kik code with. They must choose your username.

If they’re on an iOS device, they can also long-press the Kik app icon and press the ‘share kik code’ option.

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They will be sent to the Kik app, where they must choose the relevant group, and the user they wish to share it to.

If they don’t already have an existing chat with you, they must find you through other means.

There are a few methods by which they can find your username.

Open Kik, and press the ‘+’ icon in the top right. Then, press ‘find people’.

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There will be three options available. They can either find you by searching your username, choosing a phone contact, or Kik code. They must press one of the options to find your user profile.

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How to make a Kik group chat

Making a group chat is also a very simple task.

Open Kik, and press the ‘+’ icon in the top right. Then, press ‘start a group’.

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Now you must name the group, and select the members you wish to join the group. You can also add a picture for the group, by pressing the picture icon in the top left.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, finding group chats in Kik is a fairly simple task. You can find public chats, or be invited to private chats. You can browse public chats by topic, and find chats dedicated to topics that interest you. It’s a good way of finding others who share your interests.

You can also create your own Kik group chats, which is also simple to do. This is especially helpful if you fail to find a suitable group chat. You can just make your own.

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