How to Change Kik Username – Quick Tip You Must Read Now

Kik is a very popular messaging app among many smartphone users. The main feature of Kik is that you can maintain some privacy by keeping a different name and you can change your display name to change how other people view you on their account. In this article, there are steps to change Kik username.

Kik is available for free for Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Some people might be looking at how to change their Kik username due to someone bothering them or other reasons.


Method 1: Change Your Display/Username on Kik

Your username uniquely identifies you on Kik, so you can’t change Kik username. However, you can change your display name on Kik. People see your display name when they see you on Kik, so when you change your Kik display name, you will be changing the name your friends see, not your username. You will be able to log into the Kik app with your username. This is how you change your Kik display name:

  1. Open the Kik app on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
  2. Log in to your Kik account if asked to log in.
  3. In the Kik app, go to the settings by tapping on the “gear” symbol on the upper right of the screen. This will open the Settings page
  4. In the Settings page, navigate and tap on “Your Account”.
  5. In the Your Account page, navigate and tap on “Name”.

  6. In this option, you will be able to change your display name.
  7. Enter your desired display name and tap on “Ok” to confirm changes.

These were very easy steps to change your display name. Your friends will see y26ou with this new display name. You can set any name you like.

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Method 2: Deactivate Your Kik Account and Create a New One

The only way to completely change your Kik username is to deactivate your current Kik account and create a new one with a new username of your choice. When you deactivate your Kik account, your friends won’t be able to chat with you anymore and you will have to add them again through your new account. Please note that this is the only way to change Kik username. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Kik app on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
  2. In the Kik app, tap on the gear icon to open the “Settings” page.
  3. In Settings, scroll down and tap on “Your Account”.
  4. In the Your Account page, navigate and tap on “Reset”.
  5. When you tap on “Reset” you will receive an email from Kik on the email address you have registered for your current account.
  6. In that email, you will find a “deactivation link”. Open that deactivation link.
  7. Go ahead and enter your email address in the webpage to deactivate your Kik account.

    Deactivating Kik account
  8. Your Kik account will be deactivated after this.
  9. Reinstall the Kik app.
  10. Open the Kik app and create a new account.
  11. This time select a new username for your new Kik account.

This will change your Kik username but you will have to deactivate your previous account.
This was a quick tip you must read now on how to change your Kik username. You will have to decide which method to perform for changing your username or display name. Completely changing your username can be done at the cost of deactivating your account.

Stefan Richard is one of the folks who can't have a life without technology, especially Microsoft products. He has more than 12+ experience in Information technology. He worked as IT trainer, network/system administrator and IT Infrastructure manager. Stefan is the co-founder of HecticGeek.

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