Hopefully by now, you've downloaded and installed the Kik app on your mobile device of choice. Now, there's one more step that you need to do before you can start using Kik for real. What is that step, you ask? Creating your Kik account, of course!
To make a Kik account, start by opening the Kik app on your mobile device and tapping Register. Then, enter your first and last names, a user name, your email address, a password, and your birthday. You can add a profile picture, too. Then, find friends who already use Kik (optional), and confirm your Kik account.
That's quite a lot of stuff to do! Don't worry though; we'll explain everything that you need to do in detail below.
Turn on your device and find the Kik app in your applications manager. Tap it to open it.
Under where it says "New to Kik?", tap Register.
You'll be able to set up your Kik account and profile on the next screen.
Tap in each of the boxes highlighted here and type in or select:
- Your first name
- Your last name
- A user name to represent yourself with on Kik (can only contain letters or numbers)
- Your email address
- A password to protect your Kik account with
- Your date of birth (necessary because Kik can only be used by ages 13 and up)
You can also tap Set Photo to give yourself a profile picture. You can take one immediately with your device's camera, or find and select one that's already on your device's internal memory storage.
When you're done, tap Register.
If you wish, you can allow Kik to look through your contacts list on your device, and see if any of your contacts already use Kik. If you're okay with that, tap Find Friends. If not, tap Not Now.
There's one more thing that you should probably do before you start using Kik, and that is confirm your email address for it. To do so, open your web browser of choice, and log into the email client that governs the email address that you used to sign up for Kik. Find the email from Kik titled "Welcome to Kik! Confirm Your Details Inside" and click on it to open it.
Under tip #1, you will see the user name and email address that you signed up for Kik with. Click the blue "Here" hyperlink below them to confirm your Kik account.
Alright! Now you can get back to the Kik app, where you should be on your main page. Now that you're account is ready, we'll next walk you through how to use all of the cool features of Kik in our next tutorial!
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