While the early 2000s were dominated by the like of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and Google Talk (GChat), the rise of the smartphone as our main interface to contact other people brought along new applications with mobile-focused features.
While i Message remains the main way to speak to other i OS users and both Facebook Messenger and Whats App allow friends to contact each other regardless of whether they’re using i OS or Android.
This means that it’s important to find communities that are built to last, as well as using constantly updated sources of Kik rooms online.
While apps based on IRC allow you to input a server hash to find a community, Kik groups have specific founders and users, and are typically private until you’re added to a group.
It seems like there’s no shortage of ways to communicate with your phone, but what if you want to meet new people with similar interests?
Also see our article How To Know or Tell if Someone Blocked You on Kik There’s plenty of options for meeting new people, including the aforementioned Discord servers and assorted IRC chat rooms if you can find the right community, but Kik has been a popular choice for users since it was unveiled in 2010.
Kik is, in many ways, a mini internet ecosystem within a single app, so it’s no wonder that the app has over 300 million registered users.
If you’re an older Kik user, it’s important to remember that the people you’re chatting with online may be underage since Kik’s terms of service only require the user to be 13 in order to use the platform.It’s important to understand how chat rooms work on Kik, since it’s a bit different than on other platforms like AIM or Discord.Chat rooms on Kik function like online-based group chats, which means they can disappear if the founder of the group chat disbands the organized version of the chat.While this used to mean users were forced to use Kik codes to join groups, public groups were added back since we originally published our guide to finding communities online.We’ll discuss finding communities through sources like Reddit and Facebook below, but for now, let’s focus on the public group utility finally brought back for Kik.Never share any personal information about yourself, and specifically don’t accept invitations to meet in person.With our disclosure on Kik and safety out of the way, we can continue to focusing on where to find chat rooms online.Likewise, if you’re under the age of 18, you should be careful about who you’re chatting with.It’s important to try your best to stay safe online with chatting with strangers.To start using public groups on Kik, tap on the New Message icon in your application (this may vary in location based on whether you’re using i OS or Android; our screenshots are using the latter) and select Public Groups.You’ll see a new page announcing the introduction of public groups, which warn users to keep things PG-13 in the app. The main display for public chats shows popular searches with a hashtag in front of the group, along with the option to easily search through online groups.