And this doesn’t just mean leaving the chat interface, but actually hitting the “Leave Group” option within the group settings.
Once you’ve joined a group, that group chat will stay in your inbox until you leave the group.
Formally, it was nearly impossible to find group chats within Kik itself, since the app developers had removed the ability to search for public groups through the app.
While this used to mean users were forced to use Kik codes to join groups, public groups were added back since we originally published our guide to finding communities online.
You’ll see a new page announcing the introduction of public groups, which warn users to keep things PG-13 in the app. The main display for public chats shows popular searches with a hashtag in front of the group, along with the option to easily search through online groups.
If you haven’t heard of Kik previously, it might be due to its biggest demographic intending to keep it that way.With our disclosure on Kik and safety out of the way, we can continue to focusing on where to find chat rooms online.It’s important to understand how chat rooms work on Kik, since it’s a bit different than on other platforms like AIM or Discord.While i Message remains the main way to speak to other i OS users and both Facebook Messenger and Whats App allow friends to contact each other regardless of whether they’re using i OS or Android.Apps like Slack and Discord allow specific audiences to work together and communicate while remaining in their specific niche (business and gaming, respectively).We’ll discuss finding communities through sources like Reddit and Facebook below, but for now, let’s focus on the public group utility finally brought back for Kik.To start using public groups on Kik, tap on the New Message icon in your application (this may vary in location based on whether you’re using i OS or Android; our screenshots are using the latter) and select Public Groups.There’s no shortage of messaging platforms available to use in 2017.While the early 2000s were dominated by the like of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and Google Talk (GChat), the rise of the smartphone as our main interface to contact other people brought along new applications with mobile-focused features.Even social network apps like Twitter have a built-in chat interface, and dating apps like Tinder allow you to meet and chat with potential romantic partners.It seems like there’s no shortage of ways to communicate with your phone, but what if you want to meet new people with similar interests?