Hike Introduces Hike ID To Facilitate Chatting Without Sharing Phone Numbers

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Local messaging platform Hike Messenger on Tuesday announced the launch of Hike ID, an identity that removes the need for sharing your phone number so your privacy is guarded, and makes searching for contacts easier. The rollout follows direct response to feedback from Hike users, wherein they expressed their dislike to share their phone numbers, particularly to safeguard their privacy.

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.

In the survey, two results stood out 69% of the respondents that they’d like to talk to people without sharing their phone numbers first and over 72% that they want to skip the hassle of saving someone’s number before talking to them. Hike ID is the perfect solution to these two problems making your phone number private along with adding a layer of convenience for easy messaging and calling.

Android users will be able to create and share their Hike ID, starting next week. The feature will be rolled out for iOS users later. The hike is planning to add more services like cab bookings, bus, train, movie tickets and pay bills in the first quarter of 2018. Launched in 2012, Hike has over 100 million users. The company has over 350 employees at two offices in Delhi and Bengaluru.

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.

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