Kik sign up is easy and fast and free on your Android or iPhone, getting you online and using Kik in just minutes. A ton of people I know have signed up for Kik recently, as it has grown incredibly fast to over 90 million online users. Best of all, Kik Messenger is free and easy to use, which is another reason it has been so popular.
The Kik app is available for Android and iPhone devices only, however, below I will show you how to sign up online for free.
Kik Sign Up Android & iPhone
To sign up for Kik you need to first download the app on your smartphone. Go to the App Store and download the free app online. Once downloaded, you can sign up for an account with Kik.
1. Open the Kik app and tap “Create New Account.”
2. Enter in your first and last name.
3. Choose a username (check out this Kik username article for ideas) and enter it into the next space.
4. Type in your email address, which has to be a valid email address.
5. Choose a password and enter it into the box.
6. Now, choose a photo for your account by clicking the camera in the upper left corner and either choose an old photo or take a new photo.
7. Hit the register button and that’s it, you are signed up for Kik!
Kik sign up online with emulator
Currently, Kik does not allow you to sign up online, however you can get around that by downloading an Android emulator such as BlueStacks. Once you’ve downloaded and installed BlueStacks, you can install Kik for free online on your PC.
At that point, sign up for Kik as if you were on an Android device and use the steps above. Kik sign up is easy and free if you have a smartphone, but to sign up online there are a few more steps.
In summary, you can’t currently use Kik on your computer. It was built for mobile devices and it doesn’t seem that that will be changing any time soon. The tips above will work just perfectly. However, there are some alternatives if you don’t want to go through BlueStacks. The best so far is Hangouts which is made by Google and is free and available to download on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Through Hangouts, you can chat, just like on Kik as well as a bunch of other features like video chat and sharing media and files. You can chat from your computer with someone who is using another device elsewhere. It’s great and only requires a Google account to use. Try it out if you want an alternative to Kik online.
Other Kik sign up Online Alternatives for Free
Hangouts is one of the best alternatives out there, for sure, if you don’t want to go through the process of downloading an emulator to have Kik online. Another great option that many overlook is Skype messenger. Skype, as most will recognize, is one of the most popular video conferencing apps around and it has been for many years. Skype set the standard for video messaging and continues to do so. Kik is not a video messaging system, and only operates instant messages (words). Well, Skype has that as well, and it works really well on your computer as well as mobile devices. You can Skype your friends and family – you see how I used it as a verb – either through the usual video function, or through instant messages. It works fluidly from your mobile device to your computer and back.
You can even instant message while video chatting. And if that isn’t enough, Skype also allows you to share files and media links and insert emojis and pictures and symbols and so much more to really enhance your experience with the app. You can populate your Skype contact list with people from your email account and social networks a your discretion or simply search for usernames within the app. The only drawback to Skype is that you must download a separate app from the website if you want to use it on your computer. The good thing is that it’s free and only takes seconds. If you want to use Skype messenger online for free, then here is a trick that I often use to accomplish that task.
The other overlooked and super popular alternative to using Kik online, because you can’t without an emulator, is through Facebook Messenger. Many of you have used it before without even realizing it. Everyone on Facebook is also on Facebook Messenger, technically. Out of the three this one is most similar to Kik because it does not focus on video conferencing, but on instant messaging. So you get to add stickers and emojis and emoticons and symbols and share files and media. Now, there is even a standalone mobile app for it, so you can message your friends on the go without missing a beat. Facebook messenger online is smile to access, and all it requires is you to log in to Facebook. Once you do that, you an use the pane on your right side, or you can send a private message, or you can click on “send a message” from a person’s profile. The great thing about this one is that you don’t need to search for people because it is automatically populated with your Facebook friends list. How about them apples?
Wha are your thoughts about all of this? Do you use any of these other options? Have you used BlueStacks? This post will also give you great insights and tips to get Kik on your PC. Know of any other great Kik sign up tips, if so leave a comment online in the comment section below.
Kik’s lawyers made me put this in: Kik is a registered trademark of Kik Interactive. All Kik logos and images are the sole copyright of Kik Interactive and are used for educational purposes.Users should consult the Kik terms of service to make sure the use of an Android emulator is not in violation of their terms of service.