How do I add my friends?

There are a few ways you can add your friends to start chatting. You can:

 You can add your friends by searching for their username.

On your iOS or Android device with the latest version of Kik:

From your main chats list

  1. Tap the + icon
  2. Select Find People
  3. Type in your friend's username
  4. Select your friend's username
  5. Tap Start Chatting

On your Android device with the latest version of Kik:

  1. Pull down from the top of your main chats list to search for friends
  2. Type in your friend's Kik username
  3. Tap your friend's username
  4. Tap Start Chatting


If you're using Kik on a Windows Phone info on how to search usernames can be found below.


Use Phone Contacts

If you have friends that you'd like to chat with on Kik, but they don't have an account yet, you can invite them to join via SMS or email. You'll need to sync your phone contacts to do this and then you can follow the steps below to invite your friends. (Info about how you can sync your contacts can be found in this FAQ).

On your iPod, iPhone or Android with the latest version of Kik:

  1. Tap the + icon
  2. Tap Find People
  3. Tap Find by Phone Contacts
  4. Find the phone contact you'd like to invite to Kik
  5. Tap Invite

When your friends join Kik, we'll let you know so you can start chatting with them.


Scan a Kik Code


Using a Windows Phone? Here's info on how you can search for your friend's by their username.

On your Windows Phone:

  1. Tap the Talk To icon at the bottom of your screen
  2. Start typing your friend's username
  3. Tap your screen below the search bar to find a new contact
  4. Type in your friend's Kik username
  5. Tap Next
  6. Tap Write New Message to send a message to your friend and save them to your contacts, or tap Add to Contacts to save them without sending them a message.


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