Hike Messenger launches the All New Hike 5.0 App. Kavin Bharti Mittal founded app Hike Messenger is giving its best to the user in the IM space. Hike 5.0 is 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. Yesterday we wrote the article about Hike is launching something brand new tomorrow, and today is the day.
“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.
Out of 3 prediction we made on brand new of Hike, 2 of them came true. The Hike Payments and Machine Learning were the 2 prediction which we made just few hours ago before the launch. Lets now understand whats new in Hike 5.0 and how it can change the way we chat.
Immediately on opening Hike 5.0, you 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. 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.
The biggest update of Hike 5.0 is Hike Wallet, the easiest and most fun way to send and receive money. There are 3 main aspects of Hike Wallet:
- Free and instant money transfer:
a. Bank-to-bank via UPI: With Unified Payments Interface (UPI) support enabled in Hike 5.0, users can now do free and instant bank-to-bank transfers with their friends. What’s exciting is that this works even if their friends aren’t on Hike.
b. Wallet to Wallet: For those who don’t actively use a bank account, Hike still allows you to send and receive money with your friends through the Wallet.
- Blue Packets:
A Blue Packet is simply a beautifully designed envelope that users can insert money into and send to their friends. Users can choose from over 10 different beautifully crafted envelopes and also add a personalized message to it to celebrate those special occasions.
With Hike 5.0, users can now recharge their phones and pay their postpaid bill right from inside Hike. This removes the need to have one more app just for paying mobile bills, thereby saving space on their phone and removing the need for them to add yet another app.