To use Kik Messenger for free texting, simply download the app onto a mobile device that has an Internet connection, create an account and add people by their user names. It is only possible to use the app to text other people who also have Kik Messenger installed.
Kik Messenger is available to download on almost every major mobile platform. It is available to download from iTunes for users of iPhones or iPads, from Google Play for users of Android phones and tablets, from the Blackberry App World for all Blackberry devices and from the Windows Store for users of Windows or Nokia phones. It is also possible to download Kik Messenger onto a computer by using an Android emulator such as Bluestacks.
Once the app is installed on a device and opened for the first time, it asks the user to either log in or create a new account. If creating a new account, a user name, password and email address is required. Once an account has been created, the user can add friends by their user names, send unlimited free text messages and send free multimedia messages. The only thing needed to use the service is a 3G, 4G or wi-fFi connection on the device sending the message and the device receiving the message.