“Who uses Hike” is the most frequently asked question by several founders when it comes to discussing Hike messenger’s data/growth. In the early days, Hike did growth hack using ‘free SMS’ feature, but here are some data points on Hike’s download/engagement that...
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hike claims 70 million users and transacting over 30 billion messages per month. Other silicon valley veterans include Aditya Agarwal, Vice President Engineering, Dropbox and Ruchi Sanghvi who was the Vice President, Operations at Dropbox.
The numbers have grown by 50% in a span of just 3 months, since the company’s previous announcement of 20 billion message exchanges in August this year. The upsurge in messaging volume was observed after the launch of latest version of hike 4.0.
Hike Direct lets users chat and share files even without Internet but within 100 meter radius only. Users can chat and share files directly up to a speed of 40Mbps. Android users can get this feature by upgrading to the latest version of hike but update on iOS, Windows to follow next year.
Hike today announced the launch of its free group calling feature that can connect up to 100 people in a call. Users can avail this feature by upgrading to the latest version of hike. The feature is extended only for Android users and is expected to roll out on iOS and Windows later this year.
Hike has announced more than 5000 ‘free stickers’ in over 30 languages to make messaging a fun visual experience, making it the largest repository of local Indian stickers amongst any messaging app. The update will recommend the perfect sticker for every moment based on what users type.
Hike has seen the number of messages sent via its platform double in less than a year. The Hike 4.0 update brings optimisations features for low end devices and patchy network connectivity. Other features include 100MB file sharing and a News service that delivers bite-sized news to users.