How To Block, Unblock, and Ban on Kik

If you’re new to Kik or are researching it to see if it’s for you, you’re in the right place!

Kik is a mobile messaging app primarily used by younger smartphone users. It is username based, so there is no sharing of cell numbers or personal information, making it ideal for those who want to keep a little of themselves private, or not.

Kik is also a mini ecosystem with its own language, web browser and internal apps. Sort of like a mini internet within an app. There are games, memes, videos, music and all sorts all accessible within Kik. Oh, and you can chat too.

The app is open to just about anyone, offers a semblance of anonymity and allows users to create usernames with just an email address. Like any social app, this opens the doors to scammers, lowlifes and pure idiots. So as well as millions of cool people to chat to, you’re going to come across the usual trolls and people you want to avoid.

Fortunately, Kik makes that easy and that’s what we are going to cover here. How to block, unblock and ban individuals and groups on Kik.

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How to block someone on Kik

It is refreshingly simple to block someone on Kik. This will prevent them being able to contact you using the name you block.

  1. Tap the profile icon within the chat section of Kik.
  2. Select More and then Block NAME.
  3. Tap Block.

That person will no longer be able to bother you while using that username. There is nothing to stop them doing it with another identity but then you can just repeat the process.

How to unblock someone on Kik

If you blocked someone on Kik, it is quite straightforward to unblock them. So if you did it by mistake or they promise to behave next time, here’s how to give them a second chance.

  1. Tap the gear symbol in the top right of the Kik app.
  2. Select ‘Privacy’ and then ‘Block list’.
  3. Select the person you want to unblock and select ‘Unblock NAME’.

You should now both be able to chat as normal.

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How to ban someone from a Kik group chat?

If you’re running a group chat in Kik and one person continually misbehaves, you can ban them from the group so you can chat in peace. You have to be a group Owner to be able to ban someone from a group. Here’s how.

  1. Tap the Info icon in the top right corner of the Kik group chat.
  2. Tap the profile picture of the person you want to ban.
  3. Select Ban from Group.

You can also Remove from Group if you like but the person can be re-added by another member. If you ban them, they cannot be re-added.

How to unban someone from a Kik group chat?

Group chatting is a powerful tool in Kik that is used a lot. You can create groups of up to 9 people at once and chat about whatever you like. The same tools available in individual chat sessions are also available in group chats, including banning. If you banned someone for whatever reason and want to give them a second chance, here’s how to unban someone from a Kik group chat.

  1. Tap the Info icon in the top right corner of the Kik group chat.
  2. Tap More inside the Info screen.
  3. Tap View Members.
  4. Find the Banned list and tap the name of the person you want to unban.
  5. Tap Unban.

The person should now be able to rejoin the group chat.

Kik is a great social media app where you can meet millions of cool people. It is free, easy to use, works on most devices and does exactly what you need it to do. There is no reason not to like it. But social networks are full of idiots and people who think they can behave how they like with no repercussions. While there may not be much you can do about them, at least you can stop them polluting your airspace.

At least now you know how to block, unblock, ban and unban annoying people from individual and group chats. Considering Kik is aimed at a teenage audience, it is only right that these kind of tools exist, otherwise people would just stop using it.

Have you had to ban people from contacting you through Kik? Had any bad experiences? Tell us about them below!

Posted by Jamie on December 29, 2016

One thought on “How To Block, Unblock, and Ban on Kik”

Joe Stumph says:
How do I delete all of the contacts in the “Select User to Block” screen ?
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