India’s first home-grown messaging platform on Thursday announced the launch of Hike 3.5 for smartphones running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
The update brought Windows Phone 8.1 users a host of Hike’s most popular and much wanted features like new user interface and file sharing.
With its brand new user interface that makes navigating simpler, Hike 3.5 for Windows Phone 8.1 now looks better than before. It has 10 new chat themes.
Bringing a feature initially available for Android users only, the update allows the user to share files and attachments that are up to 100MB.
Now, one can send all formats – pdf, zip, apk, mp3, audio, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint – and any number of files through Hike.
The update allows the user to form large groups of up to 500 members on Hike and manage these groups better by having multiple administrators in each group.
Commenting on this new release, Kavin Bharti Mittal, CEO and Founder, Hike, said, “Our users on Windows Phones absolutely love Hike. Today, Windows is our 2nd largest platform by users. We know they have been eagerly waiting for this update, which is the biggest we’ve ever released for Windows, and we’re excited to finally get it in their hands.”
Launched globally on December 12 in 2012, Hike crossed 70 million users in September 2015.
Hike, claimed to be the second largest free messaging app in the country, is available globally on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry (BB10, S40, S60).