Around 240 million people are using Kik worldwide to connect with their family and friends and most of them use kik chat rooms. With such a large database of users, there is a huge possibility of extending the circle beyond the usual contacts and get in touch with diverse people located globally. A growing feature with the help of which this opportunity can be harnessed is Kik Chat Rooms or Kik Group. The app offers a user to create a chat room or group to add people from similar background or with similar interests. However, this is not a strict norm that users must have something in common to be a part of the chat room. Basically, any Kik user can be added to a chat room by the chat room creator, or owner as preferred by some. Users can create their own chat rooms or become a part of others’ chat rooms.
A user can be a member of multiple chat rooms at once hence there is no restriction on the number of chat rooms a person is involved in. These chat rooms are often created to add people with similar taste, background, or interest. There is no restriction of country as well so a user from Indonesia can be a part of a chat room in India. Such is the beauty of World Wide Web and our own Kik app! Suppose you are unable to find a chat room of your interest and have tried searching on all possible platforms, including websites and apps. Why not create one yourself? Yes, Kik allows a registered user to create a chat room so that you can add people with similar interests and hobbies. In this article, we will focus on chat rooms, creating them, and adding people.
Creation Of Kik Chat Rooms
It is very easy to create a chat room of your own! Everyone on Kik can do it and there is no restriction of the number of chat rooms a user can create. All you need to know are the steps give here, at the end of which you will have a chat room of your own:
- Take your smartphone or any mobile device – android, Windows, and iPhone. Open the Kik app by tapping its icon. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of it.
- Go to the main chats list. For iOS devices, tap on the ‘talk to’ icon on the top right area of the screen. For android users, tap on the ‘chat to’ icon on the bottom right area.
- Choose ‘select a group’ from all the available options. If you wish to invite any of your Kik friends to the newly formed group, tap on their names one by one.
- Every time you tap on somebody’s name in your list, he will be automatically added to the newly formed group of yours. The user will now become a member of the group.
- Your friend, who you have added to the group, has the choice to remove himself from the group. He will not be notified separately of his addition to the Kik group of yours.
- He will be able to notice his addition in a Kik group only when he opens the app. It is up to you to add them without their consent or tell them in advance about the group.
Setting Display Picture Of The Kik chat rooms
- If you want, you can set a name or a picture to identify the newly created chat room. It’s suggested the picture and name should be suggestive of the group motive and purpose.
- The picture and name shall be clear enough to let the people in the group know what the group is all about. Not everyone likes to be in a group so better safe than sorry.
- You do not necessarily add a name or picture but it is a good practice to categorize your other chat rooms from this newly created chat room. It avoids confusion after all.
- Once you have finishes setting the group by adding members and designating a name and picture, tap on the ‘start’ icon on the top right/ bottom right of the screen.
- Now the chat room has been set up and it is up to you to manage it in all terms. You can add any friend you want by using his username.
Adding New People To The Kik Chat Rooms
Once your group chat or chat room has been created, it is up to you to manage it. You can add any friends you want to at any time by using their usernames. If you would like to add new Kik friends to your chat room, follow the steps given here:
- Take your smartphone or mobile device and open the Kik app.
- Open the group-chat in the main chats list you will like to add friends in into the kik chat rooms.
- Locate the “info” icon in the top right corner of the screen and tap on it.
- Tap on the ‘add’ icon to add one friend or several in the group chat.
- Select the username(s) of friend or friends you will like to add.
- Once you have selected desired usernames, tap on ‘done’ icon to complete.
Adding Exciting Factor To Kik Chat Rooms
While some people prefer adding already existing friends, other prefers making new friends in the Kik chat room. There are many ways to make Kik chat room exciting and purposeful but as it is said, ‘‘to each his own”. If you want to have other Kik users, with who you have never chatted before, in your Kik group, there are broadly two ways to proceed with it. Both methods require accessing social media websites and apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, and alike. Now the first method is to post details about your Kik group on social media platform. It will reach out to your friends and their friends or even public, as per your privacy settings. You will be surprised to know how many people turn up and show interest in joining the chat room! To increase the chances, you can apply multiple hashtags because hashtags are searched by users globally by the users.
If your group has a specific purpose or motive, be a little clear about it in the post. It will have two benefits – first, you will get possibly genuine replies regarding the Kik chat room and second, it will interest people more; as we already know, brief intros never intrigue much. If you want to have a little control on who joins your chat room, you can ask people to send their usernames privately or add them to the post. That way you will have control on the people you add up in the group. If you want to be less precious about your chat room, you can advertise your Kik chat room code to various social media platforms. For this, you have to open the chat room and tap on the ‘info’ option and then ‘Kik code’. It will now show the Kik chat room QR code which you can share by tapping on the ‘share’ button.
An Idea Of Kik Chat Rooms
Generally, there are many chat rooms which are posted across many Kik websites. There are chat rooms for girls, boys, dating, sports, movies, fandom, and what not. Many times, the only problem faced is that these chat rooms do not remain active for long and tend to become stagnant. Of course, active participation and conversation are necessary for any chat room to run fine, but it is how it is. People usually add other users and then tend to disappear from active chats which make the chat room overall redundant in some time. Some features of good Kik chat rooms are as follows:
- They are full of active and welcoming users from around the world.
- They are specific in nature for e.g. dating, sports, and cultural exchange.
- Every member of the group is added after careful screening and verification.
- Spamming, scamming, and other illegal activities result in expulsion from the chat room.
- Users keep contributing by active conversations and chats.