How To Recover Your Kik Username 2022 [Step By Step Guide]

Username is the unique identification that is used to recognise a person, whether on a website, online service, or on any social media platform. It is the key to gain access to an account. But have you ever forgotten your username, especially on your Kik account? It could be when you are accessing your account after a long time or you set a  difficult username while signing up. It could happen to anyone; even I have been in that situation a while ago.

You can recover your Kik username from sending a recovery email to your email. Another method is to check your Kik account from your friend’s Kik account.

Forgetting your username is not a big deal unless you know how to get it back. However, if you don’t know how to, then you will be in trouble as you cannot log back into your Kik account, which is not a good sign.

Considering that, today, in this post, you will learn to recover your Kik username with the help of a few simple methods. I’ll also share some other useful tips for Kik usernames so that you won’t get locked out of your account in the future.

How To Recover Kik Username?

Your Kik username is required to access your account so that you can interact with your friends and meet new people. It is the most important thing that is required to login into your account. In case you forget your username, then there is still a way to retrieve it. However, you only have two options for that so take a closer look down below.

Method 1: Check Your Email

When you are creating a new Kik account, you have to provide a username, password and email address while signing up. The email address acts as the recovery option for security purposes. Besides, it is also useful to check your username in case you forget one. You might be wondering how?

Well, after you create a Kik account, it requests you to verify the email to ensure that you are using your own email address. It sends your username and password along with the verification email. If you are using the correct email address, and have not verified your email yet, open your email and check the old confirmation message. There you can find the username of your Kik account. Now, copy your username and login to your account.

However, in case you can’t find the confirmation mail in your inbox, check the spam email tab. Otherwise, move on to the next method mentioned down below.

Method 2: Get Username From Your Friend’s Kik Account

You still have one option left to recover your Kik username. This time, you have to get it back from your friend’s Kik account. Sounds a bit confusing? Let me clear it out.

In Kik messenger, you can not only add friends, you can also remove, block, report and their username. This is a common feature of Kik that you can also find on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. This is the most straightforward way to know anyone’s username.

Now, what you have to do is ask your friend about your Kik username. You can ask any of your friends on your Kik friends list. Besides, you can also personally use your friend’s Kik account to view your Kik username.

So, let’s see how you can do that.

  1. Open your Friend’s Kik account using their login credentials.
  2. On the home screen, search for the chat conversation between you and your friend. You can also search for your Kik display name by swiping it down on the screen.
  3. Now, tap on your profile icon, which opens the chat section.
  4. After that, tap on your display name on the upper-middle side.
  5. There, you can view your username, which is located under the display name in faded, small letters.
  6. Finally, use your username and get access to your Kik account.

Pretty simple, right? This is the most simple way to recover your Kik username within a few minutes. So, use your close friend’s Kik account to get your username. However, if your friend is not comfortable with sharing their login credentials, then ask your friend to follow the same steps mentioned above and find your username instead.

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Can You Log Into Kik Without A Username?

It is compulsory to use a username, email address, and password while signing up in the Kik account. When it’s time to log in, you can also use the email address instead of username to access their account. So, technically, even though you forget your Kik username and cannot recover it from the above mentioned methods, your email address will work just fine. In other words, it helps you to log in to Kik without a username. 

But remember, if you are going to use your email address, make sure you have already verified your Kik email. In case you haven’t, you cannot log in to your account.

If your Kik email is not verified or confirmed, you can try to recover your Kik account using the above mentioned methods.

Lastly, as soon as you access your Kik account, make sure to verify your Kik email so that it will be easier for you to sign in later on.

Tips To Secure Your Kik Username

In this section, I have provided some tips to secure your Kik username so that you don’t get into any trouble in the future by forgetting your username. Remember, your username is your identity used to access any of your online accounts.

Besides, these tips are not just useful for Kik messenger but also useful for your other social media accounts too. So, have a closer look.

  • Always choose a short and unique username for your account while signing up. But don’t use something too unique that  even you cannot remember it.
  • Don’t use your personal name as a username.
  • Never include your SSN (Social Security Number) or ID in a username.
  • Use some punctuation on the username, which is easy for you to remember.

So these are the things you should consider to secure your username. Besides, there is one last tip that you can follow. It is nothing to do with security but helps you in case you forget your username. I am talking about how you can store or copy your username either on your computer or mobile notepad. So, if you are using your Kik account after a long time, you can look into your notes in case you forget your username.


Lastly, Kik messenger is a perfect way to spend some quality time with friends as well as with strangers from all around the world. Whenever you forget your Kik username, you can recover it easily from the above-mentioned methods. In case you don’t want to follow the above mentioned steps, use your email address to access your Kik account.

Moreover, choose a unique username for your Kik account, which is simple enough to remember yet quite difficult to just guess.

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