Hike Introduces “Hike Direct” to Enable Free Chat and Data Transfer Without Internet
Delhi-based internet company Hike Messenger has introduced new features in its updated version of the app. One of the key features is “Direct hike”, it allows users to chat, exchange stickers and transfer photos and files of any type without internet and data charges.
Uses of the Hike Direct function Wi-Fi Direct technology systems which allows a peer-to-peer network connection to be established between two phones.
How it works:
Hike Direct allows mobile devices to connect to each other directly within a radius of 100 meters, via telecommunications networks. To use Hike Direct, the user must start a conversation with another user and choose Hike Direct from the 3-dot menu at the top right of the screen. Hike then automatically associates with the other device. Once logged in, users can chat and share files just like any other messaging app.
Transfers can be done directly with a speed of up to 40 Mbps. For example, it would take less than 10 seconds on Hike Direct to transfer 100 MB of data, without any data charges.
Users can achieve this functionality by upgrading to the latest version of the hike, version 4.0.6 and higher, which is available for free on the Google Play Store, starting today. It will be available on IOS and Windows platform in the coming year.
Few of the other features Hike offers include access to news, Hindi news bytes, localized stickers in 30 languages, automatic sticker suggestions, group calls, group chat up to 500 members and 100MB file share.
Founded in 2012 by Kavin mittal, Hike, is a mobile application that allows its users to communicate with each other. It allows you to communicate by voice calls and SMS. Besides, it also offers its users to access group chats, pin important messages, send and receive attachments, and connect in online and offline mode.
Last month the the company has crossed 70 million users with 20 billion messages exchanged per month.
International actors such as Whatsapp and Skype also operate in this segment.
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