One of the key features of Kik is that it includes the basic chat functions you expect but also so much more. It is like a mini internet ecosystem within one app so it is no wonder it counts its users in the millions. Chat rooms are an integral part of Kik and a great place to meet like-minded people to talk about anything. With that in mind, here is to find the best Kik chat rooms.
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Kik chat rooms are one of the first places users go to see who is online. Essentially, chat rooms are group chats instigated by an organizer or someone who likes to talk to lots of other people. While I will show you how to find the best Kik chat rooms, never forget that if you cannot find what you’re looking for, you can always create your own!
Kik chat rooms
By now, you are probably thinking ‘why don’t you just list the best Kik chat rooms and let us get on with it?’ Right? But there’s a catch. Kik chat rooms are transient. As they are group chats, the ‘room’ only lasts as long as the people who stay there. So as soon as everyone has had enough, the room disappears. Any list that I create listing some great chat rooms would be obsolete before I publish it.
Instead, I will show you how and where to find chat rooms. The rest is up to you.
Tips for finding the best Kik chat rooms
The first and easiest way to find a chat room is to join a public group. These are based on interest and can be located from within Kik. Use the search function from within the app to search for like-minded individuals to talk to.
If you’re using an older version of the app, you can still use hashtags to search for groups. If your version is newer, you can’t. Instead, you can use Kik codes, a QR-like scanner code that you point the Kik camera at and will take you to the group in question. It isn’t the best system in the world, but it works. All you have to do is find a code!
Another way to find Kik chat rooms include using other social networks. For example, there are a number of Reddit groups that advertise Kik chat rooms. There are also Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter mentions of Kik groups too. The downside here is that you have to get in there quick as the rooms never stay around for that long. If you find a mention of a chat room that is over 48 hours old, chances are that it no longer exists.
Use a search engine. You can also search for Kik groups, Kik chat, Kik girls, Kik boys, Kik sports chat, or words to that effect and find a few thousand returns. In amongst the mess, spam websites and ad-infested rubbish will be a few useful websites with genuinely interesting information.
Finally, there are a couple of useful websites that list groups or individual users online at any given time. I won’t vouch for their accuracy but a couple include this site and this site. Both seem to list users online at the time without wanting any money from you.
As I mentioned at the top, Kik makes life difficult for us because there are no established, permanent chat rooms. This is bad in that it can make finding people difficult but good in that groups ebb and flow along with users and the mood at the time. Once you know how to find a chat room or group, the actual finding of one is simple. Hopefully, that is exactly what this article has done.
Be careful out there
No discussion of chat apps or chat rooms would be complete without a few words of warning. Kik is an open, unmonitored platform. Therefore it will be full of as many predators and nefarious characters as it will be interesting people. The reason Kik removed hashtag group search was because men were collecting nude images of young girls, so you need to be aware of who is out there and what they want from you.
A great way to use these kinds of chat apps is to create a character to play. Invent a persona and a backstory and use it in all your social media activities. If you share images, try not to show anything identifiable until you’re sure of who you’re talking to.