Homegrown messaging app Hike Messenger at the moment introduced the launch of Hike ID, which is a singular identification that removes the necessity for sharing your telephone quantity.
Pathik Shah, VP Product at Hike, mentioned, “Privateness is on the centre of the whole lot we do at Hike. There has all the time been a giant want from our customers for options which allow them to have extra management over their relationships on-line like Hidden Mode and customised privateness controls for profile photos, timeline posts and standing updates. These options have been extraordinarily in style and Hike ID is the logical subsequent step for us to make this worth proposition even stronger by enabling simpler discovery and management whereas connecting with others”.
Pathik additional added, “Hike ID will quickly be built-in throughout all companies on Hike for facilitating simple discovery. Every thing can have a Hike ID – whether or not it is folks, teams or companies. Hike ID will pave the way in which for manufacturers to come back on-board Hike quickly.”
It is also simple to seek for somebody with merely their Hike ID, so one not must undergo the cumbersome means of saving a good friend’s quantity earlier than with the ability to ship him/her a message, the corporate mentioned.
Android customers will be capable to create and share their “Hike ID,” beginning subsequent week. The function shall be rolled out for iOS customers later.
A hike is planning so as to add extra companies like cab bookings, bus, practice, film tickets and pay payments within the first quarter of 2018.
Launched in 2012 the corporate has over 100 million in January 2016. In August 2016, Hike raised its fourth spherical of funding of $ 175 million led by Tencent and Foxconn at a valuation of $ 1.four billion, making it the quickest firm in India to realize a valuation of $ 1 billion, having reached the milestone in simply three.7 years. Buyers in Hike embody Tencent, Foxconn, Tiger World, Softbank, and Bharti. Aside from these, a number of the prime tech veterans from the Silicon Valley have additionally invested within the firm and are advisors.
Right this moment, Hike has over 350 staff unfold throughout 2 places of work in Delhi and Bangalore.