How to Remove Kik From Android

Delete the Kik app from your Android phone or tablet

Deleting Kik from your Android device takes just a few taps, but uninstalling the app won't close your account. To temporarily or permanently deactivate your Kik account, you must visit the Kik website using a web browser.

Instructions in this article apply to Android phones and tablets running Android 7.0 (Nougat), 8.0 (Oreo), and 9.0 (Pie).

How to Delete the Kik App

To uninstall the Kik app from your Android device:

  1. Open your Android settings and tap Apps.

  2. Scroll down and tap Kik.

  3. Tap UNINSTALL.

Select OK if prompted to confirm.

In your Android Settings, go to Apps > Kik and tap Uninstall.

How to Deactivate Kik Temporarily

When you temporarily deactivate your account, Kik will stop sending you email notifications, and no other Kik users will be able to message you. Your name will also disappear from other users' list of contacts.

  1. Visit the Deactivate Your Kik Account page in any web browser and enter the email address associated with your account, then select Go.

    It's possible to access the Kik website using any browser on any device, so you can use your computer or mobile device to complete this process.

    Visit the Deactivate Your Kik Account page in any web browser and enter the email address associated with your account, then select Go.
  2. Go to your email account and open the message from Kik titled Deactivate your Kik Account, then select Deactivate in the body of the message.

    Go to your email account and open the message from Kik titled Deactivate your Kik Account, then select Deactivate in the body of the message.
  3. Provide a reason for suspending your account if you choose, or just select GO to temporarily close your account.

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

Provide a reason for suspending your account if you choose, or just select GO to temporarily close your account.

How to Deactivate Kik Permanently

When you permanently close your Kik account, your old username will no longer be searchable by other Kik users, and your whole profile will be deleted from other users' list of contacts. You will not be able to log in to the account again; you must make a new Kik account if you wish to use the app in the future.

  1. Open the Delete Your Kik Account page on any web browser, provide the requested information, then select Go.

    Open the Delete Your Kik Account page, provide the requested information, then select Go.
  2. Open the email from Kik with the subject Still want to delete your Kik account? and select Permanently Deactivate in the body of the message.

    Open the email from Kik with the subject Still want to delete your Kik account? and select Permanently Deactivate in the body of the message.