Let’s go ‘Hike’ing!
Are you always struggling to find that right expression to convey how you feel..? Texting is passé, stickers is the way to go!
Made in love with India, Hike messenger a popular messaging application can help you have conversations filled with vibrant and quirky stickers. They give new colors to our text- less communications. Since, conversations happen digitally, we don’t get a chance to share facial or non-verbal gestures, making it difficult for the other person to interpret a message.
“Stickers are great, when you don’t have time to type an entire message or if you don’t want sound too rude”, said a user of Hike Messenger.
“I sometimes carry an entire conversation through stickers during my boring lectures” told a college student.
Hike messenger, which has over 35 million registered users, is constantly innovating ways to communicate, and is one of those applications that is moving away from the traditional text messaging to customizing the application for the youth. Studies show that 63% of 18–34 year olds surveyed are active mobile application users. Millennials today use these applications not only to share text messages but the maximum traction is witnessed on photo/video sharing, there is an upswing in the video content sharing.
Millennials demand more privacy, considering they have contacts from different circles, Hike messenger has privacy features like profile picture privacy, hiding last seen status. Also, one of the key privacy features is Hidden Mode, through which one can hide Private Chats and can access them with a password.
An 18 year old girl said, “I love getting clicked and updating my profile picture, but I always had to stop myself because everyone could see my picture. Hike came in as a savior. Through this application I can select my favorite contacts and only they can see my profile picture”.
Talking about innovation, Hike has come up with “Offline messaging”. Through this feature, users can communicate without having an active internet connection. So if a student has exhausted his data pack and wants to share notes with the entire class, through this feature he can easily send and make his life simple.
“During exams, I used to exhaust my data pack when I needed it the most, Hike used to come handy during those dire situations, my friends used to save my life by sending me offline messages in hostel” said a 1st Year, Delhi University student. “Hike’s large file transfer is a blessing especially when we share notes, PDFs, ppts etc. and the file size can be up to 100 MB, which is again a plus point.”
Hike messenger also supports 500 member group chats. This feature helps college students to share notes, updates on lectures etc. very easily. Since most of the IM applications have a limit of 100 people, Hike messenger came up with this feature on request of college students, to enhance their experience.
To provide its users the Indian Feel, has multiple options of “Regional, Bollywood” stickers.
“It’s fun to express in your local language!” said a 20 year old student. These features are adding a lot more excitement to a conversation.
India being one of the biggest and the youngest mobile markets of India now demands everything to become instant, whether it’s a conversation, messaging, video streaming or transactions. Stickers or localization add a little more personalization to our digital conversations.
In today’s cut throat world, everyone is inclined towards communicating in a way that consumes less time however nobody likes compromising on the expression or intent of the communication. As there is an increased growth in IM chats, Hike presents its users with interesting built in features that help the tech- literate generation to not just communicate but express in a more creative and faster way…
According to the survey conducted by TCS GenY
· Hike messenger is stands third after WhatsApp and Google Hangouts
· Hike Messenger is more popular among boys than girls
According to Ericsson Mobility Report
· There is a 6x growth in smartphone subscriptions and by 2020 smartphone subscriptions will be 750 million
· There is a 4x growth in data traffic per smartphone and by 2020 monthly mobile data traffic per active smartphone will be 4.5 GB