After downloading and installing Kik from an authorized app store, users choose a username, a display name (first and last name) and a password, and provide an email address and their birthday to create their account.
Users may be asked to complete a CAPTCHA when they finish entering their account info. We take this verification step to help prevent spam on Kik. If your teen is having difficulty solving the CAPTCHA, check out this FAQ for help.
People your teen talks to will be able to see their first and last name, username, profile and background picture. They can't see your teen’s email address, phone number, birthday, or location information.
- It’s really important for your teen to use a valid and accessible email address when registering their account. This will help to make sure they’re able to receive important emails from us (like a link to reset their password) when they need them.
- For more information about how to keep your teen’s Kik account private, check out the How can I manage who is able to talk to my teen on Kik? FAQ.