Now that we're done with the introductory lessons for Kik Messenger, let's get on the road to using it! The first step will be to download and install the Kik Messenger app for your mobile device.
To download and install Kik, you first have to visit the app store on your mobile device. From there, you have to search for the Kik app. Then, tap Install, and log into your Google or Apple account (if you have to). Give Kik the permissions on your device that it needs, and wait for it to download and install.
If that didn't make sense to you, then maybe it will when we spell it out in our full walkthrough below.
(NOTE: These directions are based on the use of a smart phone running the Google Android operating system. We will provide cues where the process may differ on iPads or iPhones that run the Apple iOS operating system.)
To download and install the Kik app:
Turn on your mobile device, and look for the Play Store (App Store on iOS devices). Tap it to launch it.
Once you're inside your respective device's app store, tap the search bar at the top of the screen (top-right corner on iOS devices) and use your device's (virtual) keyboard to type in "kik". When search results appear, tap the one that says "kik messenger".
From there, find the app called "Kik", and tap it to select it.
Once you've found the Kik app, tap Install (or, on iOS devices, Get and then Install).
(NOTE: You may be asked to log into your Google or Apple account to continue. Do so if you have to, but it's okay if you back out of or skip this screen. Kik is free to use!)
You will be informed of the functions on your device that Kik may need to use. If you are okay with Kik doing so, tap Accept.
Once you give Kik the permissions on your device that it needs, the app will automatically start downloading and installing. Once it finishes, tap Open to launch it.
Okay! You've got the Kik app; now it's time to learn how to create your Kik account!