Hike Messenger, India’s only home-grown messaging platform, today announced the launch of Hike 5.0, an all-new visually delightful, unique, social experience. Hike 5.0 reinforces Hike’s vision of simplifying how people connect with others and changes the way they interact with content and services on mobile.
“Over the last 6 months, we’ve been working to bring a brand new experience to our users with one question in mind – How do we take all the things that users love about Hike and make it even better? Hike 5.0 is our most ambitious step in that direction till date.” said Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike Messenger.
Immediately on opening Hike 5.0, one can notice the new, slick look and feel. Hike has placed a large emphasis on personalisation right up front with ‘App Themes’. Users can now choose from over 11 themes that are a combination of a colour and pattern. Elements across the app reflect this theme once chosen. From the original Hike Blue to Hot Pink, Hike’s got every shape of you covered.
If you’re staying up late and chatting in the darkness of your bedroom, not to worry, Hike’s dedicated a theme just for that called ‘Night’ theme. Night, the only dark theme amongst the 11, is a saviour for users who want to message in the dark. It also saves battery at night as it reduces the glare coming off the screen. If you choose, Hike can automatically turn on Night theme every night at 8pm so that you’re ready for those late night chats with your friends.
A nifty addition to Hike 5.0 is the all new ‘Magic Selfie’ feature. With just a tap, using Machine Learning techniques, Hike’s camera now smoothens your skin and makes it radiant from any angle, making every single picture of yours count.
On popular demand, Hike has also brought back Timeline in its original form. In addition to Stories on Hike where users can post photos that disappear in 24 hours, users can now post text, photos and videos on their Timeline where memories stay forever. Hike is now also an all in one scrap book of your life with your close friends.
Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike Messenger said, “Hike 5.0 is the biggest update we’ve released in the history of Hike. We’ve worked closely with over 100 of our top hikers to build 5.0. It’s been built by our users for our users. With App themes, Night theme and Magic Selfie Hike 5.0 is packed with some incredibly personal touches that are meant to delight our users. With Hike 5.0 you can personalise your Hike world.”