How to Remove Kik From Android

Uninstall the Kik app and then deactivate your account

Want to delete your Kik account? Maybe you found a better free texting app or you were only trying out the Kik service for a little while. Regardless, it's easy to remove the Kik app from your Android device, but after that you have to deactivate Kik, too.

Kik can be deactivated in two ways: temporarily or permanently. When you temporarily deactivate Kik you are telling the service to stop sending you emails and ensuring that no other Kik users can message you. In fact, even your name will be deleted from the contact lists of anyone who tries messaging you.

A permanent deactivation is much more destructive. Not only do all of the above apply but your account will no longer be accessible if you permanently remove your Kik account. Your old username will no longer be searchable by other Kik users and your whole profile will be deleted from previous contacts' lists.

Delete the Kik App

Screenshots showing how to delete the Kik app on Android
Delete the Kik App.

Kik is accessed through the mobile app, so to fully delete Kik you should start by uninstalling the app.

  1. Open Settings on your Android device.
  2. Find AppsApplication Manager, or some other similarly named area where app settings are stored.
    1. If you're not sure what you're looking for, use the search bar in the settings to find app​.
  3. Locate and select Kik from the list of apps.
  4. Tap UNINSTALL or an equivalent button if it's not called that on your device.
  5. Confirm with an OK.

Deactivate Kik Temporarily

Screenshots showing how to deactivate a Kik account temporarily
Temporarily Deactivate Kik.

If you want to remove your Kik account only temporarily so that you can return to your account should you want to later, then follow these steps to suspend your Kik account.

  1. Visit the Deactivate Your Account page on Kik.com.
  2. Enter your email address in the space provided, and then click/tap Go!.
    1. Note: This needs to be the email address you used to sign up for Kik. 
  3. Open the email account for the address you just entered, and find an email from Kik with the subject Deactivate your Kik Account.
  4. Click or tap the Deactivate button in that message to deactivate your account.

You can always re-enable a temporarily deactivated Kik account by logging back in. Your password will be the same that it was before you deactivated your account.

Deactivate Kik Permanently

Screenshots showing how to permanently deactivate a Kik account
Permanently Deactivate Kik.

Your other option is to permanently remove your Kik account from the service. You will not be able to log back into that same account in the future, and will instead have to make a brand new Kik account should you want access again.

  1. Open the Delete Your Account page on Kik's website.
  2. Fill out the form with the relevant information.
  3. Click or touch the Go! button to have Kik send you an email with the deactivation link.
  4. Open the email from Kik with the subject Still want to delete your Kik account?.
  5. Use the Permanently Deactivate button at the bottom of the message to delete your whole Kik account.