Money & Banking

Hike Messenger partners with YES Bank to launch in-app Wallet

Varun Aggarwal Mumbai | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 20, 2017

Hike Messenger today launched the new version of the app with a completely new interface and the addition of a mobile wallet, in partnership with YES Bank.

“Over the last 6 months, we’ve been working to bring a brand new experience to our users with one question in mind – How do we take all the things that users love about Hike and make it even better? Hike 5.0 is our most ambitious step in that direction till date.” said Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike Messenger.

With Unified Payments Interface support enabled in Hike 5.0, users can now do free and instant bank-to-bank transfers with their friends.The feature works even if your friends aren't on Hike. For those who don’t actively use a bank account, Hike still allows them to send and receive money with your friends through the Wallet.

The app now also allows users to recharge their phones and pay their postpaid bill right from inside Hike. This removes the need to have one more app just for paying mobile bills, thereby saving space on their phone and removing the need for them to add yet another app.

Hike has also brought back Timeline in its original form. In addition to Stories on Hike where users can post photos that disappear in 24 hours, users can now post text, photos and videos on their Timeline where memories stay forever. Hike is now also an all in one scrap book of your life with your close friends.

Hike has placed a large emphasis on personalisation right up front with ‘App Themes’. Users can now choose from over 11 themes that are a combination of a colour and pattern. Elements across the app reflect this theme once chosen.

If you’re staying up late and chatting in the darkness of your bedroom, not to worry, Hike’s dedicated a theme just for that called ‘Night’ theme. Night, the only dark theme amongst the 11, is a saviour for users who want to message in the dark. It also saves battery at night as it reduces the glare coming off the screen. If you choose, Hike can automatically turn on Night theme every night at 8 pm so that you’re ready for those late night chats with your friends.

A nifty addition to Hike 5.0 is the all new ‘Magic Selfie’ feature. With just a tap, using Machine Learning techniques, Hike’s camera now smoothens your skin and makes it radiant from any angle.

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Published on June 20, 2017
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