The last few years have seen a tremendous increase in the number of smartphone users. As a smartphone user, you know how important it is to have good communication apps to interact with others!
But, sometimes we don’t get a chance to check our phones while we are working on our computers. What can be done if you get an urgent message during that time? It might be impossible to reply.
That’s why we need to convert our PCs to smartphones sometimes. (The irony is that we are working hard to make our smartphones more like computers).
If you are a Kik messenger user and want to use it on your PC also, you are reading the right stuff. This is a guide to get Kik for PC.
How to Get Kik for PC?
Messengers are a weakness for smartphone users. There are many like WhatsApp, Hike, BBM, WeChat, etc. Today, I am talking about Kik messenger.
The company was started in 2008. But they launched the app only after two years. It got a fabulous acceptance from people all over the world.
Kik messenger got downloaded a million times within the first 15 days. In this post, I will be sharing a method to use the app on PC also.
Before knowing that, do check out these prerequisites.
Requirements to Get Kik for PC
- At least 2 GB RAM. (The performance will be awesome if you have 4 GB or more).
- Processor clocked at 1.5 GHz or above.
If you are sure that your computer has these requirements, proceed further to read on.
Method to Download Kik for PC
Step 1: The very first thing we need is an Android emulator to get Kik for PC. Don’t worry if are unaware of the term. We are going to download one such tool.
Click here to download BlueStacks Android emulator.
Step 2: Open the downloaded executable file. You will see an installation wizard.
Step 3: Follow all the steps to complete the installation. It may take a few minutes to complete the process. You will be asked to do something after the installation also. Do it.
Step 4: Now, you can see a Bluestacks icon on the desktop. If you don’t see it, don’t panic. The software is already on your system. So open Windows Explorer and search for Blustacks.
You will get one application. Open it.
Step 5: You will see a window like the image given below. You can see many options there along with the names of some recommended and popular apps.
Move your mouse pointer to the top left portion and click on the magnifying glass icon with an orange background.
Step 6: Another empty window will be opened which is the search page. The suggestions will be displayed when you type something. Type Kik in that field to get Kik for PC.
Step 7: Then click Search on Play store, so that Bluestacks can find the app on Google’s app marketplace.
Step 8: The results will not confuse you because only one is exact. Click on Kik (the result) to get you to the download page.
Step 9: Whoa!! This screen (see image) is very familiar to you, isn’t it? It is very similar to an app download page on play store. Click on Install.
Step 10: The Kik messenger is 14 Mb in size. So, you have to wait some time. The waiting time may vary according to the speed of your internet connection. When it is over, click on Open.
That’s all. Now, you have got Kik Messenger on your PC. When you want, use the app, open Bluestacks and then, Kik messenger.
The interface of the app is very similar as you see in a smartphone. The only difference is in the screen size.
N.B.: Bluestacks is not the only Android emulator. There are many like Droid4x, GenyMotion, and Andyroid. The working is the same as we see in Blustacks.
What the emulators do is creating an Android platform that can run on personal computers. The functions may vary from software to software. But the working principle is the same.
Haven’t You Downloaded Kik for PC Yet?
Kik is one of the widely used messengers for Android. If you check the Google Play Store Page, you will get an idea of its popularity.
It offers an unbreakable safety barrier by utilizing username instead of the phone number for identification, unlike WhatsApp. And, you can send unlimited memes, GIFs and funny pics provided by the app itself.
So, the chances are great that you will feel the necessity of Kik for PC. That’s why I have come up with this post. If you feel any difficulties in installing Bluestacks or running Kik for PC inside it, won’t hesitate to let me know your issue via comment.
I will be more than happy to help you out. After successfully installing Kik for PC, share this trick with your friends on social media. For other similar tricks to get WhatsApp on your PC read this article!
Rahul is a freelance writer and blogger from India. He is an avid reader who finds immense pleasure in creating cool pieces of content.