How to Add a friend to Qik (for your HTC Evo) so you can video chat!

I know you are dying to try the Qik Video chat – but you can’t figure out how to add a friend to Qik so that you can chat.  I tried the gmail import option but it gave me a non helpful error message for the first few days – it worked today – kind of.  It gave me three options from the 1700 contacts I have in gmail – and I didn’t know any of them enough to actually video chat with them.  The weird part here is that I actually have three friends in my gmail that have the HTC Evo and Qik – none of them showed up in my list.

So – you met someone in line waiting on your Evo – or your wife got one with you – or whatever.  You know someone on Qik and you want to video chat with them – but how?!?!?!?!  Maybe I’m the idiot, but it took me a while to figure out how to add a person.  Its much too simple for all of the hassle – just go to their Qik page using your favorite browser

and click “add as friend”:

Now – you want to video chat with them, right?  Well, first you have to install the new version of Qik – the one that came with your phone doesn’t do video chat.

You can open your Evo’s amazing browser and go to http://d.qik.com or just or just scan this bar code from the Evo using Barcode Scanner (an app you MUST have – download it from the Market):

From here – it should be pretty easy – open the app, pick your new friend from the address book and start a call.

*Update – they have removed the app from the Market due to issues with video chat.  Forget ’em – go here: http://m.fring.comdownload Fring and use skype!