tech2 News StaffSep 13, 2015 09:22:45 IST
Hike Messenger has announced the launch of free group calling on hike connecting up to 100 people in a call, reportedly an industry first. This new addition will allow users to make free group calls with the press of a single button once inside a group chat. This feature is available on Android and is expected to roll out on iOS, Windows later this year.
To use this feature, users need to tap on the Hike Call button inside an existing group chat. Once initiated, hike calls out every member in the group automatically and the call starts as soon as one person gets connected.
With the introducing of Group Calling, hike messenger has also dropped the beta tag on VoIP officially rolling out the feature. The launch of this feature is part of a big marketing campaign that will reach over 200 million users across the country.
Commenting on the launch of the calling feature, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike messenger, said “Many of us at Hike were quite frustrated by how hard it is to make a Group Call today. Adding someone to an already existing call is extremely tedious and even starting a conference call is quite a painful process."
He adds, "Today we’re going to change that with the introduction of Group Calls on Hike. Now with the tap of a single button, you can connect up to 100 people in one call. It’s that simple. One tap and hike does the rest. No more pins, no more dial in numbers and no more putting people on hold. Making a Group Call has never been this easy."
Last month, Hike Messenger announced the official launch of Hike 4.0, claiming it to be ‘the biggest update in the history of the company’. In addition, the new update had been optimised for low-end phones and particularly for areas with extremely poor network conditions.
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