And this doesn’t just mean leaving the chat interface, but actually hitting the “Leave Group” option within the group settings.
While apps based on IRC allow you to input a server hash to find a community, Kik groups have specific founders and users, and are typically private until you’re added to a group.
Or at least they did, though a recent update finally changed how Kik’s group service worked in the app.
While i Message remains the main way to speak to other i OS users and both Facebook Messenger and Whats App allow friends to contact each other regardless of whether they’re using i OS or Android.
Apps like Slack and Discord allow specific audiences to work together and communicate while remaining in their specific niche (business and gaming, respectively).
Formally, it was nearly impossible to find group chats within Kik itself, since the app developers had removed the ability to search for public groups through the app.
While this used to mean users were forced to use Kik codes to join groups, public groups were added back since we originally published our guide to finding communities online.
It’s important to try your best to stay safe online with chatting with strangers.
Never share any personal information about yourself, and specifically don’t accept invitations to meet in person.
The interface is modern and clean, the app supports group chats and chat rooms, and the addition of video chat makes it easy to meet people face to face, whether they live down the street or thousands of miles away.
Kik is, in many ways, a mini internet ecosystem within a single app, so it’s no wonder that the app has over 300 million registered users.
There’s no shortage of messaging platforms available to use in 2017.