Search for Public Groups

If another Kik user can join your group without scanning the group’s Kik Code, being invited or tapping the group’s direct link, then your group is a Public Group.

You can tell the difference between a Public and a Private Group by going to the Group Info screen. If you see a #hashtag name in a smaller and lighter font under the Group Name, then it's a Public Group.

Kik users can join Public Groups by searching for the group’s direct #hashtag or by searching based on interests. 


To search for and join a Public Group:

    1. Open the Kik app.
    2. From your main chat list tap the blue + icon.
    3. Select Public Groups.
    4. Search for a topic in the search bar or explore groups under Popular Searches.
    5. Select a group from the results to view the group's members and/or join.
    6. Tap Join Public Group once you find one you’d like to join.
    7. Start Chatting.

To learn how to make a new Private Group, click here!

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