What can I do if my friend is not using Kik?
Maybe you want to chat with your friend (or invite them to a Kik group), but they don't have Kik. You can invite them to join Kik Messenger via SMS or email. In order to do this you have to allow Kik to access your phone contacts.
How to Invite your Friend to Use Kik
Go to the main chat list and click the plus (+) icon. From there, tap "Find People". You should see an option that says "Find by Phone Contacts" - tap it. Find the contact you want to invite to Kik Messenger, then simply tap Invite. If you use this method and your friend joins Kik, Kik will let you know that they have joined Kik Messenger.
While you wait for your friend to join Kik, why not go and find some people to talk to with our list of kik usernames.