**Comments: Now you can comment on your friends’ posts tell them what you feel
**Mentions: Type “@“ followed by a group member’s name or number to reply & send the group member a notification
**Reply-To-Message: Long tap a specific message in a group to reply to it.
**Timeline & Stories: Redesigned camera interface with support for front flash.
KEY FEATURES of HIKE
★App Themes – Make the app your own with 11 colorful themes
★Timeline – Now cherish your precious memories on the Hike Timeline for as long as you want
★Text to stickers – Convert chat expressions to interesting automatic stickers.
★Hidden Mode: An awesome feature which allows you to hide all your private chats from the world and access them only with a password! Your private conversations are now protected & secure from anyone who takes your phone
★Hike Wallet – To store money within the Hike ecosystem
★Bank to Bank Instant Money Transfer via UPI
★Payments – P2P payments to friends and other phone numbers
★Recharge prepaid and pay postpaid using both wallet and UPI Payments
★Stories – Life’s about capturing its little moments and sharing them with your dear ones. Now use the stories feature on Hike to create a highlight reel of your life’s moments and jazz’em up with stickers. A Story lasts for 48 hours, after that poof, it disappears!
★Video Calls – Talk to friends & family anywhere in the world over high-quality video calls
★Group Chats – Create groups with up to 1000 members for the people you message most!
★Magic Selfie – Now you will always look prim and prime!
★Live Filters: Tap on your face with the Camera in Selfie mode to see the magic happen!
★Chat Themes: What’s a romantic date without a candle-light dinner? Boring! Some things are best said in the right setting. Now express your mood with the right theme
★10000+ FREE STICKERS: When words can’t express it, say it with stickers! Share thousands of awesome, hilarious & fun stickers with your friends! With the largest collection of Indian regional stickers in over 30 regional languages, express yourself better with stickers in your language!
★Privacy: Switch to hike and take charge of your privacy! Get complete control on your last seen and profile picture. Avoid the sneaky stalkers and nosy acquaintances.
★News: Best bite sized news personalized just for you at your fingertips! Swipe through all the latest news to stay up to date with what’s happening around the globe!
★Cricket: For many Hikers, Cricket’s their religion! So, we baked an amazing Cricketing experience right inside your messenger. Now follow your favorite teams, and matched with live commentary!
★Free Hike2SMS To India: We’ve also built in FREE hike to non-hike SMS. So, if your friends aren’t on hike you can still message them. And better yet, for free! Free SMS can only be sent to India.
★Move to SD Card
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★ Tweaks around the application to give you a smoother experience
★Comments: Now you can comment on your friends’ posts tell them what you feel!
★Reply-To-Message: Long tap a specific message in a group to reply to it.
★Mentions: Type “@“ followed by a group member’s name or number to reply & send the group member a notification
★Timeline & Stories: Redesigned camera interface with support for front flash
The Latest Update – Hike 6.0
Let’s quickly run through some of the bigger changes this version has come through with.
Privacy And Security: Hike has always had good security and privacy features in place. With the release of the latest update – Hike 6.0 – the security controls are better than ever. You can make sure specific people can and cannot view certain parts of your profile on Hike. You can update your profile picture, photo, and other details freely as you can always hide it from specific users. There is also a feature that allows users to hide an entire conversation. You can later access it by tapping on the Hike logo and using a pin.
Interface: The new user interface is a nice, refreshing change. The main focus is on Hike’s iconic stickers. You will notice a navigation bar on the right side featuring the different offerings. There is also a “Night Mode” which eases the users’ eyes when they use it during the night. A disappointing fact is that the latest update does not come with any new themes. Slight changes are seen in the existing themes, with minor color changes. The primary color is white, making it uncomfortable for those who prefer darker shades.
Messaging Experience: This is more of a case of what has not been carried over from the previous version than the new features implemented. The ‘swipe to reply’ feature has been skipped, although it was present in Hike 5. It also does not support the option of formatting text. Some new features include ‘deleting messages for all’ and a Nudge feature. Double tapping on an open conversation will vibrate the phone of the other user. You can add themes to your chats, but when one user changes it, it will change for all the users involved in the chat.
hike messenger – Hide Chat, Call, Stickers, Wallet