How do I start a group chat?

Starting a group and adding your friends to it is super easy!

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

To start a Private Group

From your main chats list:

  1. Tap the + icon
  2. Select Start a Group
  3. Tap the names of friends you want to add to your group.
  4. (optional) Set a name and picture for your new group (You can update this later too). 
  5. Tap Start in the top-right corner

To start a Public Group

From your main chats list:

  1. Tap the + icon
  2. Tap Public Groups
  3. Tap +
  4. Set a Name, photo, and # (think of this as the username of the group)
  5. Tap the names of friends you'd like to add to the group (optional)
  6. Tap Start

You can also add friends to an existing group at any time. You can add them yourself with your friends' usernames, or you can share your group's Kik Code with your friends so they can join.

To invite friends by their username:

  1. Open the group chat
  2. Tap the Group Name at the top of the chat beside the >
  3. Tap the More icon
  4. Tap Add to choose friends to add to your group
  5. Tap the names of friends you want to add to your group
  6. Tap Done in the top-right corner

To share your group's Kik Code:

  1. Open the group chat
  2. Tap the Group Name at the top of the chat beside the >
  3. Tap Show Kik Code
  4. Tap the Share icon in the top right corner
  5. Ask your friends to scan the Kik Code to join your group

Tips

  • Learn how to join a Public Group, check out this FAQ
  • Learn how to report a group, check out this FAQ
  • Learn how to report someone in a group, check out this FAQ
  • You can't create more than 3 Public Groups in 24 hours
  • If you're repeatedly banned from a Public Group, you may be banned from joining any Public Groups for a period of time.
  • Learn what the badges next to certain group member's profile picture within a group mean here
  • Sharing your group's Kik Code will let anyone that sees it, scan it and join your group, even if it's a Private Group.
  • New to Kik Codes? Check out this FAQ for everything you need to know!

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