Everyone knows of Hike Messenger as a preferred instantaneous messaging platform in India that included all kinds of enjoyable Indian stickers, chat backgrounds, and more. The much-loved Hike has been officially shut down now.
As per the reports, the shutdown of its operations was not too long ago introduced by the company’s chief govt officer Kavin Bharti Mittal. The app has also been removed from Google Playstore and Apple’s App Store. Mittal tweeted “today we’re asserting that we are going to be sunsetting StickerChat in Jan’21. We thank you all for giving us your belief. We wouldn’t be right here without you Red heart. All of your information shall be out there to obtain within the app. Your HikeMoji will proceed to be out there in each Vibe & Rush!”.
13/ We're excited to focus all our efforts on products for this new era in 2021 & beyond!— Kavin Bharti Mittal (@kavinbm) January 6, 2021
→ Vibe by hike (previously HikeLand)
→ Rush by hike
It's going to be one heck of a year. Thanks for tuning in!
Mittal hasn’t currently said as to why he has determined to close down Hike Messenger. Nevertheless, he tweeted last week as to why India can’t have its personal messenger.
India won’t have its own messenger.— Kavin Bharti Mittal (@kavinbm) January 10, 2021
Global network effects are too strong (unless India bans Western companies)@telegram UX, Groups better than @signalapp
Both are very good. As entities they have the right incentives (more aligned with consumers) unlike FB products.