Several messaging apps are available in the market for different platforms. Such as Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram. But this platform requires a user’s mobile number to make use of apps. But what if we want to use messaging app without having phone number?
Well then there are minimal options, and this is how Kik comes into light. Kik allows user to create account and message to their friends and family without having a phone number. All you need to have is an email address. If the user is two years or above they are free to make use of this app.
Once you install the app, it will automatically sync your contacts with the server. If any is using Kik from your contacts, they will suggest you add in your friend’s list.
Kik is a cross platform app available on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile Phones as well as on Amazon apparatus. However, you can’t download Kik on your desktop device as they do not provide support for the same. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t run on your PC, all you need to do is a little trick.
Before you go further, we advise you to download Kik on your cellular device to make the installation process more comfortable. However, you can also signup using a PC.
Using Emulator on PC:
Since Kik is not officially supporting PC devices, you have to use any of available android emulator in the market such as Andy.
Since there are lots of android emulators, we advise you to use Andy as it is available on both Windows as well as Apple devices no matter you are using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It is also compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 or afterwards.
To download emulator search its name in Google and download it from their official website for safe side. As there lots of sites that installs malware along with installation, that’s why we recommended you to download from their official resources only.
After downloading the setup, follow the simple installation instructions. Once it’s installed, click on “Start Andy” icon to open it on your PC.
Moving further, it required your Google account to use Andy features because it runs on Android OS. You can also sign in to your existing Google account, or create a new one if you don’t have any. After entering credentials, accept the Google Play’s terms, and you will be able to browse millions of apps and install apps on PC via your Andy emulator.
Now next step is to search “Kik” in Google Play Store. Now click on the first & official Kik Android app from the list and click on the green “Install” button.
Once the Kik is installed on Andy emulator, opened it and log in to your Kik account. Now you can start using Kik just the way you use on a cellular device no matter its android or iOS.
However, there are certain limitations that you might face while using Kik on PC…
- Since it’s not your cellular device, you can’t sync your contact and find your friends who are on Kik.
- You have to search for users manually.
- Since you are using emulator trick to use Kik on PC, you might feel a little delay in sending and receiving messages.
We hope using this trick you will be able to use Kik messaging app on your PC. Still, if you face any issue while using a trick, do not hesitate to comment down below. We will try out best to help you out in the solving problem.