tech2 News StaffAug 27, 2015 11:21:18 IST
Hike Messenger announced the official launch of hike 4.0, claiming it to be 'the biggest update in the history of the company'. The latest release of hike 4.0 will be available for Android users starting today and iOS users from next week. In addition, the new update has been optimised for low-end phones and particularly for areas with extremely poor network conditions.
Hike Messenger also announced that it’s users now exchange a mammoth 20 billion messages on a monthly basis. The number has doubled in less than a year since the company’s previous announcement of 10 billion monthly messaging volume in August last year.
In terms of features, the new app brings in a new design along with seven new chat themes. The new update also introduces ‘Sticker Suggestions’, that recommends stickers from a diverse catalogue of over 5000 stickers on hike. The company also allows up to 500 members in a single Group Chat and has introduced the ability to have multiple admins in a Group Chat to manage groups with many people.
As a part of the new update, Hike has also launched ‘News’ on hike, a service that allows users on the platform to get news updates in just under a 100 characters. The company claims that, within 24 hours of the launch of 'News', hike already had over a million people actively using the service on a daily basis.
Also, Hike has introduced the ability to transfer any kind of file, such as documents, PDF, Zip and all other kinds of files up to a 100MB. Additionally, Hike has also launched photo filters and doodles too.
Commenting on the launch of hike 4.0 Kavin Bharti Mittal CEO & Founder hike said, "We’re extremely excited to bring hike 4.0 to the market. It’s been 6 months in the making and it’s a really big update from it’s predecessors. One can immediately tell the difference on how quick 4.0 is within a few minutes of using it and with the update we’ve also brought a ton of new features to the market including Sticker Suggestions, 100 MB files, Photo Filters amongst a host of others. We can’t wait for users across India to upgrade to hike 4.0."
He further adds. "We're not stopping here. We've got a lot more coming. Expect us to release one big new feature on top of this every month until the end of the year."
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