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Hike Messenger introduces new feature to improve user privacy



Hike Messenger has recently announced the launch of Hike ID, a unique identity that removes the need for sharing your phone number so one’s privacy is guarded. It’s also easy to search for someone with simply their Hike ID, so one no longer needs to go through the cumbersome process of saving a friend’s number before being able to send him/her a message.


The Hike ID allows users to:


  1. Don’t want to share your phone number but still chat with someone? Just shout out your Hike ID
  2. Tired of the whole – “give me a missed call” routine? Just search for your friend’s Hike ID and start chatting
  3. Too lazy to save new contacts before creating and adding them to a group? Just search Hike ID to add members now


On the launch of Hike ID, Pathik Shah, Vice-President – Products, Hike, said, “Privacy is at the centre of everything we do at Hike. There has always been a big need from our users for features which enable them to have more control over their relationships online like Hidden Mode and customized privacy controls for profile pictures, timeline posts and status updates. These features have been extremely popular and Hike ID is the logical next step for us to make this value proposition even stronger by enabling easier discovery and control while connecting with others.”


Pathik further added, “Hike ID will soon be integrated across all services on Hike for facilitating easy discovery. Everything will have a Hike ID – whether it’s people, groups or services. Hike ID will pave the way for brands to come on-board Hike soon.”


Hike users on Android will be able to create and share their Hike ID within the next week, while iOS users can do so at a later date.