Since last year Hike Messenger has added the “stories” feature like the one in Snapchat allowing users to post photos of them and their friends decorated with stickers and other filters. A “story” will stick around for about 48 hours before disappearing, and does not have ratings or likes, only the number of times it has been viewed by people.
To start a new story, first download the latest version of Hike if you haven’t done that already, switch to the tab named “stories” and tab on the icon of the camera and tab again for more filters or stickers.
Alongside this feature, Hike has launched a new, improved camera app which comes with face swaps and 15 new live filters at the time of the launch, and added more filters, stickers, and face swaps to the app every week since the launch.
Video calls feature was added to the Indian messenger by the end of 2016, too.
Hike’s acquisition of CREO
Hike also just announced its acquisition of Bangalore-based technology startup CREO. Both founders of CREO are former Hike employees, and started the company that manufactures media streaming device Teewe back in December 2013. Hike did not reveal the amount of the deal, but its spokesman did announce that the CREO team has started working on a new platform that enables third party developers to build and add new services to Hike’s platform.