How To Create Private And Public Groups On Kik? [Updated 2022]

Kik is one of the most popular instant messaging apps, which allows you to send and receive text messages, pictures, videos, GIFs and sketches with your friend. Besides, you don’t have to copy and paste the same message. You can create a group and share messages and notes with all of your friends at once. Sounds great, right?!

There are two types of groups on Kik, Private Groups and Public Groups. In a private group, you can customize settings on who can join your group. Whereas, in a public group, anyone can join your group. And both groups have their unique features that we will talk about in this article. You can create private and public groups on Kik according to your wish, however you want it. To create a private group, from the chat list on the default screen, tap on the ‘+’ icon. There, choose the option to start a group. Add all the members you want to and then start the group. 

If you are a regular user of the Kik app and know well about the features and settings, I don’t think you need any guidelines on how to create a group because creating a group on Kik is very easy! Some of the new users may find it problematic as they might not know how to make a group on Kik.

So don’t worry! We are here to help you out with your problem. Today, in this article, we will guide you on how to create private and public groups on Kik. Besides, we will also mention features available in both the groups and we will even try to mention some of the FAQs about the Kik group. So stay with us and read the full article.

Create A Private Group On Kik 2022

When you create a private group, you can add up to 50 friends including yourself in a group. You can invite your friends by sending a group link or group Kik code. You can control the private group, see who can join the group and share photos, videos, GIFs, and video chat.

So if you want to create a private group, follow the step by step procedure mentioned below.

  1. Open the Kik app on your device.
  2. If asked, log in to your Kik account.
  3. After you get logged in to your account, you will see the chat list on the default screen.
  4. Now click on the Plus icon (+).
  5. After that, click on the Start a Group from the options.
  6. Now, enter the name for your private group in the text field of Name (e.g., Family).
  • If you want, you can upload a profile picture for your private group.
  1.  After that, select friends from the list or search your friend’s name in the text field of ‘Who do you want to add?‘.
  2. Finally, click on the START from the top navigation bar.

After you wait for a few seconds, you will see a private group that you created a while ago with your friends. And you can also invite and add up to a total of 49 friends in a group. To add a friend in the group, you can request via username, share the Kik group link, or share group code.

How To Share A Group’s Kik Code?

Before sharing a group’s Kik code, make sure you have created or joined a group. If you haven’t joined any group yet, then you won’t be able to share a group code.  If you are in the Kik group or create your group, then only follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Go to the group chat.
  2. Click on the group name from the top left in the navigation bar.
  3. Now, click on the Show Kik Code from the options.
  4. After that, you will see Kik code, now click on the Share icon from the top right on your screen.
  5. Now, choose the app where you want to share the Kik group code.
  6. Finally, ask your friend to scan the code you have shared.

There you go, now when your friends scan the Kik group code and they will be added to the group.

How To Invite A Friend In The Group Via Username?

Inviting a friend in the group via username has elementary and straightforward steps. You can follow the steps mentioned below if you want to add your friend via username.

  1. Go to the group chat.
  2. Click on the group name from the top left in the navigation bar.
  3. Now, you will see many options available, click on the blue +Add People.
  4. Now search the username or click on the username you want to add to the group.
  5. After selecting the username of your friend, click on the Done button.

Now you will see the username of your friend in the group and they can send and see the messages on the group.

How To Invite With A Group Link?

You can copy the group link and share a group link with your friends to invite them to join the group. To do so, follow the step-by-step procedure mentioned below.

  1. Go to the group chat.
  2. Click on the group name from the top left in the navigation bar.
  3. Now, click on the Share icon from the top navigation bar.
  4. After that, choose a third-party app to share a group link.
  5. And share. You can also copy the link after you share the link on any third-party app and paste it in your friend’s chat box to invite them.

After your friend clicks on the link, they will see the group and they will be added to the group. You guys can now chat together with many friends.

Create A Public Group On Kik 2022

Public groups, also known as Hashtags on Kik, are the easiest way to meet new people that have the same interest from all around the world. You can join any group according to your interest and create a public group as well.

According to the March 30th, 2017 update Kik has changed some of the features to increase the security and privacy of public groups. Some of the temporary  changes that were made by Kik after updates are:

  • You can only send GIFs, Stickers, Smileys for the first 24 hours after you joined a new public group. After that, you will be able to share pictures and videos as well.
  • If you get banned from multiple groups, you will not be able to join any new group for 48 hours.
  • You cannot join many groups within 24hours, it’s limited.

These are the new rules that were updated to increase the safety level of the public group. You can use Hashtags to join a public group such as #Music, #PokemonGo, etc.  And you can create up to 3 public groups within 24 hours.

[Note: If you use a famous Hashtag, you could gain a massive number of people on the public Kik group.]

To create public groups on Kik, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Open the Kik app on your device.
  2. Login to your Kik account.
  3. After that, you will see the chat list as the default screen.
  4. Now click on the Plus icon (+).
  5. After that, you will see the list of features/options. Tap on the Public Groups with hashtag icon(#).
  6. Now, click on the Plus icon (+) from the top navigation bar.
  7. Enter the name of the public group that you want to create.
  8. After that, create a hashtag of your group in the text field of #tag. (Which is related to your group and easy to search.)
  • Now, you can choose a friend to add into your new group from your friend list.
  • If you want, you can upload a profile picture for your public group.
  1. Finally, click on the START button.

There you go, you have successfully created a public group. After you make a public group, you can invite/add friends and your friends can also join by searching for the Hashtag of your public group.

How To Switch A Public Group Into A Private Group?

We are sorry to inform you that Kik has no inbuilt features to switch your public group to a private group.

So, if you are thinking of switching public groups to private and vice versa, it’s better you create a new group and invite all of your friends from the friend list.

Scroll up; we have mentioned the process of creating private and public groups on Kik and how to invite your friends.

There you go, these are the steps to create private and public groups on Kik. Now, let’s see some of the frequently asked questions about Kik groups.

FAQs About Kik Groups

How Many People Can Join My Kik Group?

On the Kik app, you can create a group where 50 people, including yourself can join your Kik group. You can add people or invite your friends to join your Kik group, but you are only allowed to add up to a total of 49 friends in a group.

Can We Find Public Groups On Kik?

Yes, you can find public groups on Kik, according to your interest. To search/find a public group, you can go to a search group and type #groupname in the search field. You can quickly join a public group but make sure you don’t get banned from the general group.

[Note: Don’t forget to read public group policy after you join the public group; otherwise, you might get kicked out if you go against group policy.]

How To Invite Friends In A Group?

There are three ways that you can invite your friends to the group and they are as follows:

  • Share a Group’s Kik code.
  • Invite a Friend in the Group Via Username.
  • Invite with a Group Link.

These are the three ways you can apply to invite and add people to your group. If you don’t know how to use these features, you can scroll up and go through the title as we have already explained in this article.

Can You See What Group Someone Is In On Kik?

We are sorry but you cannot see what group someone is in as Kik doesn’t share personal information about their users to anyone.

So, you cannot see what group someone is in on Kik. But if you want to know, then you can ask your friend directly.

In Conclusion

There you go, now you know how to create private and public groups on Kik, how to invite a friend on Kik groups, how to add friends on groups, and some of the frequently asked questions about the Kik group. We hope you can now easily create a group and invite or add your friends to the group.

We have tried to make it easy for you to understand by showing step by step procedures and examples. If you find it difficult to understand or have any queries regarding this article, you can leave a comment in our comment section below.

And for more guides and tips on Kik, go to the link Kik Tips.

Thank You.

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