Kik is a highly popular messaging and chatting app, especially amongst teenagers. What makes it unique is that it does not require your contact number. Instead, you can use it with just an email address and your account username and password. It has been designed specifically for teenagers and has exceptional chatbots. The application works on Android, iOS as well as PC. But with other popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc.; it is quite possible that you have outgrown Kik and would like to delete your account from there. Here, we walk you through various methods to delete the Kik account temporarily and permanently. Stay hooked!
Steps to Backup and Store Kik Data like Pictures, Messages, and Videos
It is always advisable to store your data like Kik pictures and other information as you might need them for future use. You cannot retrieve it once you have initiated the account deletion process. This can be done using a third-party software program. The best programs for the purpose are the FoneDog Toolkit- the iOS data backup and restore program and the Gihosoft iPhone Data recovery. Both of them will help you, backup data from the iPhone to the PC.
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You first download the software on your PC and install it. Now, connect your iPhone to your computer and then select the right options and run the program. Following the easy on-screen instructions would do the job for you. Post it, you can go ahead with deleting your Kik account.
Delete a Kik Account Temporarily
If you are still unsure of letting go of Kik completely but want to take a break from it to decide; you can temporarily disable it. For it, visit the website https://ws.kik.com/deactivate and log in using your username and password. Now, feed in your registered email address and tap the ‘Deactivate’ tab. It would auto-send an email to your verified email address. You need to open that email and follow instructions to deactivate your Kik account temporarily.
Post deactivation, you would not receive any email or notification from Kik. Your friends would no longer find you on their list nor would your name crop up if somebody tries to search you using your username. All your information will be stored as a cache for some time after which it would get deleted.
You can simply log back into your account again to reactivate it. However, you must know that even a temporary deletion makes your username free for others to take it up.
Delete a Kik Account Permanently
The first step for it is to delete the Kik app from your Smartphone. For Android phones, click on Settings and then scroll down to installed apps. You would get a list of the installed apps list. Select Kik from it and uninstall it from your mobile phone.
Next, visit the link- https://ws.kik.com/delete in a web browser and log into your Kik account using your username and password and email address. You also need to select a reason from the dropdown list which explains why you are deleting your account with Kik permanently. You also need to checkmark the box that you are deleting your account permanently and would not be able to reactivate it. Now, click on the ‘Go’ tab to receive an email in your inbox. Open the email and follow its instructions to permanently delete your account with Kik.
By permanently deleting your account, none of your friends would find you or send messages, pictures, etc. You would get removed from your friend’s list and your username would no longer be searchable. Moreover, you would not be able to log back into your account ever. You would need to create a fresh account with Kik if you want to use it again.
We hope that you are now equipped to delete your Kik account temporarily or permanently, according to your preference with no hassle. You might also note that you cannot delete a Kik account from its mobile app yet. It needs to be done via a browser. In case you have any queries or have any suggestions; simply chime in below. We would love to hear from you and try to resolve your query in the best possible way. Till then, Goodbye!