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Hike Messenger, Here’s Everything You Should Know

By The Mobile 360 on July 28, 2016
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Hike is India’s first social and technology company. The Hike app is a freeware and cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service and it also provides snackable content on the go. In addition to text messaging, Hike users can send each other graphical stickers, emoticons, images, videos, audios, files, voice messages, contacts and user location. Users can also stay updated with news, cricket scores and jokes in an easily consumable format.

The popular Hike Messenger app was launched in India on 12 December 2012 and attained 15 million users on February 2014. the company raised $175 million in a new round of funding led by Tencent & Foxconn On 16 August 2016. After raising this round Hike reached the valuation of $1.4 Billion and became the youngest startup to reach unicorn status having achieved it in just 3.7 years after launch. Hike’s founder is Kavin Bharti Mittal.

Hike Messenger App Features

  • Hike NewsWith 60 words news on the go, Hike News allows users to stay updated with the latest happenings around India and the world. Hike News comes in 8 Indian languages apart from English – Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati and Kannada.
  • Hike CricketUsers can get the latest cricket score updates with Hike Cricket.
  • JokesHike also aggregates the latest jokes and memes for users in an endless, snackable content feed.
  • Hike IDIn January 2018, Hike announced the launch of Hike ID to enhance its privacy features. Hike ID is a unique custom username that removes the need for sharing phone numbers to chat with someone. Users can also search for each other using their Hike ID.
  • ThemesHike supports 2 way chat themes that a user can change according to their relationship with person or their mood. The option for chat themes are limited but one can set the theme with their own pictures. The app also allows users to set their own App Theme, letting users choose from 10 different inbuilt themes. Hike also announced the launch of Night Mode – an app theme to reduce strain on eyes in low light conditions.
  • StickersApart from basic social messaging means like photos, videos, emoticons and audio files and emojis, Hike has 20000+ graphical stickers. Many of the sticker packs can be used across different geographies but a lot of them are highly customized for Indian users. The stickers are available in 40+ Indian languages. Hike also has sticker suggestions where the application suggests the best reply for any sticker message. Apart from this, Hike allows users to “nudge”, a feature used to ping the receiver. In September 2017, Hike launched personalized sticker packs for over 500 colleges across India.
  • Voice and videoIn January 2015, Hike introduced a voice calling feature for their users. The messenger provides free voice-calling over 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi across the globe in over 200 countries. In Sep 2015, Hike launched free group calls with up to 100 people in a conference cal.In October 2016, Hike introduced a Video calling feature for their users. The messenger provides free video-calling over 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi across the globe in over 200 countries. Hike has received more appreciations on this feature.
  • Timeline and StoriesIn the Timeline, users can share pictures, videos, links or text updates with their friends or everyone on Hike, based on their privacy settings. Users can also upload Stories with various face filters and stickers. These stories stay for 24 hours for friends to see before disappearing.
  • Other
     — • Hidden mode allows users to hide individual and group chats providing extended privacy.
    — • Natasha is a Hike also has a talking bot on Hike called Natasha. It is a talking bot that uses AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup language) to chat with users.
    — • Hike Daily sends daily quotes and facts to all users.
    — • In March 31, 2016 Hike announced Hike Smell, a fictional feature added as a prank on April Fools’ Day. Users were informed that by using special sensors in their phones, they could capture and attach smells to their messages.
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