How do I update my Kik app?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

To update your Kik app on an Android device, simply follow these steps:

1. Open the Google Play Store: Locate and tap on the Google Play Store app on your Android device. The icon typically resembles a white shopping bag with a colorful triangle on it.

2. Search for Kik Messenger: Once you’re in the Google Play Store, tap on the search bar at the top of the screen and type in “Kik Messenger.” As you type, suggested app names will appear below the search bar. Look for the official Kik Messenger app in the search results.

3. Check for available updates: On the Kik Messenger app page, you’ll find information about the app, such as the developer, rating, and number of downloads. If there is an update available for Kik Messenger, you’ll see an “Update” button. Tap on it to begin the update process.

4. Allow permissions (if prompted): During the update process, you may be asked to grant certain permissions to the app. These permissions allow Kik Messenger to access specific features or information on your device. Read through the permissions carefully and tap “Accept” or “Allow” if you agree to them.

5. Wait for the update to complete: Once you’ve tapped the “Update” button and granted any necessary permissions, the update process will begin. Depending on your internet connection speed and the size of the update, it may take a few seconds or a few minutes to complete. Be patient and ensure you have a stable internet connection.

6. Launch the updated app: After the update is finished, you can open the Kik Messenger app by tapping the “Open” button on the Google Play Store page. Alternatively, you can find the app on your device’s home screen or in the app drawer and tap on its icon to launch it.

7. Sign in to your Kik account (if necessary): In some cases, after updating the app, you may need to sign in to your Kik account again. If prompted, enter your username and password, or sign in using your email address or phone number associated with your account.

That’s it! Your Kik app should now be updated to the latest version available on the Google Play Store. You can enjoy the new features and improvements that come with the update.

Please note that the steps may vary slightly depending on the Android device and the version of the Google Play Store you have installed. However, the general process remains the same.