Hike Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging service for a smartphone that lets the user to text message, send each graphical stickers, emoticons, images, videos, audios, files, voice messages, contacts and user location by sharing number. The hike was launched on 12 December 2012 has over 100 million users. The company has over 350 employees at two offices in Delhi and Bengaluru.
Hike now on January 9 launched “Hike ID” which is a unique identifier that lets the users chat on the platform without sharing their mobile number. Android users will be able to create and share their “Hike ID,” starting next week. The feature will be available for iOS users later.
Searching someone with their Hike ID may be easier than going through a long process of saving a friend’s number before being able to send him or her a message, the, said company.
Also, Hike is planning to add more services like cab bookings, bus, train, movie tickets and pay bills in the soon in 2018.