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, visit the Kik website using a web browser.

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

How to Delete the Kik App

To uninstall the Kik app from your Android device:

  1. Open the Android settings and tap Apps.

  2. Scroll down and tap Kik.

  3. Tap Uninstall.

    Deleting Kik from apps on an Android
  4. Select OK if prompted to confirm.

How to Deactivate Kik Temporarily

When you temporarily deactivate your account, Kik stops sending you email notifications, and no other Kik users are able to message you. Your name also disappears from other users' list of contacts.

  1. Open a web browser, visit the Deactivate Your Kik Account page, 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.

    Kik deactivation page with the Go button highlighted
  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.

    KIK account deletion email with the Deactivate button highlighted
  3. Provide a reason for suspending your account if you choose, or select Go to temporarily close your account.

    Kik deactivation with the Go button highlighted

To re-enable a temporarily deactivated Kik account, log in again. Your password is the same that it was before you deactivated your account.

How to Deactivate Kik Permanently

When you permanently close your Kik account, your old username is no longer searchable by other Kik users, and your profile is 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. In a web browser, open the Delete Your Kik Account page, provide the requested information, then select Go.

    Kik deletion site with the Go button highlighted
  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.

    Kik deletion email with the Permanently Deactivate button highlighted