Update notification settings

If you're using a device on Android Oreo (8.x) or greater, you may need to update your system settings to receive notifications properly. For Android Nougat (7.x) and lower, you can change all of your notifications for Kik right in the app! 

 

For Android users: 

Android Nougat (7.x) and lower

  1. Open the Kik app.
  2. Tap the profile icon in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Customize your notification settings by toggling OFF/ON the following:
    1. Sound: to turn on/off sound notifications.
    2. Vibration: to turn on/off vibration notifications.
    3. Message Preview: to see the first part of your kik messages in the push notification.
    4. Mute New Chats: to mute notifications for messages from new people.

Android Oreo (8.x) and greater

  1. Open the Kik app.
  2. Tap the profile icon in the top right-hand corner.Tap Settings
  3. Tap In-App Alerts.
  4. Toggle On Show Notifications.
  5. You can customize the ways you are notified on this page, as well.

Please note that for Android Oreo (8.x) and on, Google introduced some notification changes with one of them being that the LED Color will no longer be customizable. We have set it to be green by default.

You can enable the LED light in your system settings (may be called Pulse notification light, Blink light, etc.). Make sure you have it enabled for Kik as well.

 

For iOS users:

  1. Open the Kik app.
  2. Tap the profile icon in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Toggle ON/OFF:
    1. Sound: to turn on/off sound notifications.
    2. Vibration: to turn on/off vibration notifications.
    3. Message Preview: to see the first part of your kik messages in the push notification.
    4. Mute New Chats: to mute notifications for messages from new people.

If you're having trouble receiving notifications for Kik, check out these troubleshooting tips.

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