How many friends do you have on Kik? Can you connect with all of them? These are the first questions you should ask yourself before you join the Kik Messenger. Kik doesn’t have a separate friend list section, all the people you have added as friends on kik are jumbled up in the app’s home page. Due to this, it’s hard to find a specific friend to whom you want to talk to.
Furthermore, if you are talking to new people on Kik through the Meet New People feature every day, then this fills your Kik messenger’s chat sections with too many people. The app itself doesn’t remove them after you finish talking to them. So, they will stay on your chat section until and unless you do not delete them manually.
Now, if you are planning to remove friends from Kik because of a clustered chat section or inactive friends or due to other personal reasons, then you have come to the right article. We have mentioned the simple few steps to delete someone from Kik without letting them know.
Okay, now, without any further delay, let’s move on.
Can You Add Any Friends On Kik?
Kik is an instant messaging app, just like a Facebook Messenger. You can add any friends on Kik by following some simple steps. All you need is your friend’s username or their phone number on your contact list to add them on Kik.
You can also use their Kik Code, which is similar to the Snapcode, which you use to unlock new lenses on Snapchat. Similar to Snapcode, Kik detects your friends’ user id when you scan the code and automatically add the, to your chat section.
After adding your friends on Kik, you can talk to them individually, create a group and share content or videos, GIFs, stickers and many more interesting things within a group.
Does Kik Notify Your Friends When You Remove Them From Your List?
In case you are wondering if Kik notifies your friends when you remove them from your contact, then don’t worry. Kik doesn’t send any notification to your friends if you delete them from your chat or friends list. This means you can add as many friends as you like and remove them whenever you want to. It’s all your decision. So, take your time and delete the friends one by one if they irritate or disturb you by sending unnecessary messages.
How To Remove Friends From Kik?
Kik allows users to add people from anywhere around the world, even though they are not your friends. When you search for a random name on Kik, it will display all the other people’s possible profiles, which you can add.
For example, if you search the name William, then Kik will display all the user’s ID under that name if the name is registered on Kik Messenger. Because of this, anyone can send you a message and become your friend if they add you on Kik.
Many of the Kik users reported this as a problem as there is no restriction for adding someone on Kik. Anyone can disturb any other person by sending unnecessary content and misbehaving through chat.
You can follow the method mentioned below to delete anyone from your chat list.
- Open Kik Messenger on your mobile device.
- Login into the account using your username and password if necessary.
- Now, you can see all of your friends and their chat messages.
- Choose the friend that you want to remove from Kik. You can also search for their username by swiping down on the screen.
- Once you find the person’s profile then long-tap on the chat message.
- Tap on Delete, and it will automatically remove the person from your chat list as well as from Kik.
- Now, follow the same process with other friends. You have to manually delete people from Kik. That’s because Kik doesn’t allow you to select multiple user profiles. It will consume some time, but we also don’t have another option to choose.
So this is the simple way to remove someone from Kik. However, if you want to have a conversation with those particular friends which you just removed, then re-add them from the “Find People.” To do so tap on the”+” option.
The above method is for android users only. If you are using the Kik Messenger on iPhone, then you have to follow a few different steps. Don’t worry; it won’t take much time.
Now for iOS users to delete friends from Kik, just Swipe left on a person’s name and tap on Delete. This will erase the person’s profile from your Kik.
Also Read: How to Check If Someone Online on Kik
How To Stop Chatting With Your Friends?
Everything has a good and a bad side. Kik Messenger also has some drawbacks when you remove friends from it. The main problem of deleting a person from Kik is that they can still contact you. Yes, you read that correctly.
When you remove someone from Kik, it only works for you. What I am trying to say is that Kik only deletes a person’s profile from your account. It is not removed from the other person’s side. So, your profile or messages still appear on that person’s Kik account and they can still message you.
From the above mentioned method, we learnt how to remove friends which works perfectly fine. But it only works properly in the case of those accounts that are inactive and or are added through the Meet New People feature.
Other than that, it won’t work. In this case, you either have to block a person’s profile or use the stop chatting feature.
Stop chatting feature creates a separate new folder for those people whom you do not want to interact with. Whenever someone on whom you have used the stop chatting feature sends you a message, it automatically gets stored in a separate folder. So this way, you won’t have your chat box filled with messages. And if you like to respond to their messages, then you can allow the chat feature.
Another good part about this feature is that a person won’t know that you have seen their message until you start chatting.
So, let’s get started.
- Access your Kik account using the login credentials.
- Now, long-tap on the person’s username or profile.
- After that, choose the Chat Info option.
- There tap on the three vertical dots from the upper right corner.
- Finally, tap on the stop chatting option, and this will create a separate folder.
- Use this process to all user profiles that you do not want to talk to on Kik.
Now, whenever they send you a new message, their profile won’t show up in front of your chat section. Rather, it will be a move to the process from where you can ignore it or resume the chat.
Resume The Chat
If you change your mind and want to continue your conversation on Kik, then follow these few procedures.
- Open your Kik Messenger.
- Now tap on the first section, which shows New Chats.
- There, choose a person with whom you want to continue the Chat.
- Finally, tap on Chat, and from now on, you can resume your conversation.
What Happens When You Remove Someone From Kik?
As I already said, when you delete someone from Kik, then you will no longer be able to talk to that person. Kik will remove a persons’ profile along with the messages from your account. All the previous conversations that happened with you will be deleted forever. You can’t retrieve those messages once Kik deletes them.
Can A Person Message You When You Remove them From Kik?
Yes, a person can still text you even though you remove them from your Kik messenger. Kik only removes a person’s profile from your account, not from that person’s account. So it’s a one-way process, not a two way.
If you don’t want to receive a message ever again, then the only option is to block that person from Kik. This way, you won’t get any messages from that person in the future.
Here learn how to block someone on Kik?
Now with the help of the above-mentioned methods, anyone can easily remove a list of friends from Kik. But remember, you still get messages even though you delete someone’s profile on Kik. To escape from this situation, use the Stop Chatting feature that will store incoming messages into a separate folder or section. You will know that this particular person has sent you a message and can even view it, but their profile won’t appear on your chat section.
The above-mentioned process is also the best way to get rid of all profiles that are stuck on your chat list when you use the Meet New People feature. So, instantly remove the profile after talking to new people so that your profile won’t get full of random chats.
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