Voice and text chat apps like Slack and Discord allow specific groups to communicate together, and social network apps like Twitter have a built-in chat interface.Even dating apps like Tinder have built-in chat clients that allow you to meet and chat with potential romantic partners, although on Tinder at least the main goal of being in the chat is to get someone’s number so that you can chat outside of Tinder.
A large portion of Kik’s own users are teenagers—in fact, over 40 percent of teenagers in the United States were on the service as of May, 2016.
There are plenty of older folks on Kik as well, but the age of the people chatting on Kik is something to keep in mind as you go through our sources for chat rooms.
This means that you should be aware that any particular chat group might not stick around.
When you first load the Kik app, it will take you to the main screen, where a list of all your Kik contacts will appear.
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.
Likewise, if you’re under the age of 18, you should be careful about who you’re chatting with.
There are no shortage of ways to communicate with other people through 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 One popular option for meeting new people online is that chat application known as Kik.
Kik group names are prefixed with a hash mark (“#”) but you don’t have to put the hash mark in to search.
There’s a list of popular searches on the search page, or you can type in your own keyword.
The app is well-designed and has plenty of “must-have” chat features.