Kavin Bharti Mittal-owned Hike has always been tweaking around with its messenger to provide users with the newest features and a friendly app experience. The company has now decided to step into a similar working model as WhatsApp and launch a web version of the app. According to a survey conducted within the messenger app, users were asked various questions, the answers to which made the company launch the new offering.
To recall, Hike launched a free cross-platform messaging and VoIP service back in December 2012. It has been five years since then, and Hike has become one of the popular instant messaging services. Not limiting its services to just texting, Hike allows users to send media files, documents, location, contacts, emojis and even stickers to other Hikers. Recent updates introduced to the app include Timeline and Explore tabs, in addition to features such as cricket scores, daily quotes, jokes, showbiz, news and games.
The new tabs have made Hike a social networking site within the app, where Hikers can like and comment on timeline pictures and also add friends using their Hike IDs. Hike is available in 10 Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, and even Sanskrit amongst others. Hike also features a hidden chat mode where a user can hide chats within the app using a pin.
Other social media platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram etc. have their web versions too for users’ convenience. It would be interesting to see what features will be made available to the desktop version of Hike.