Group communities on Kik have a limited amount of space for people to join—fifty users at a time.
This means that once a group hits fifty members, it’s filled until someone leaves the group.
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.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.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?A large portion of Kik’s own users are teenagers—in fact, over 40 percent of teenagers in the United States were on the service as of May 2016, which is a huge portion of that 300 million-large user base.That’s not to say you won’t find plenty of twenty or thirty-somethings on the platform, but the age of the people chatting on Kik is something to keep in mind as you go through our sources for chat rooms.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.Not surprisingly, plenty of the groups are based on popular media: , Justin Bieber, Marvel, and DC all rank among the top searches online.And this doesn’t just mean leaving the chat interface, but actually hitting the “Leave Group” option within the group settings.