Similar to WhatsApp, Hike introduced its latest features – ‘Auto Backup & Web’. The new Auto Backup feature can easily backup your chats and access chats as well as media anytime. Unlike WhatsApp, the Hike Backup like chats can migrate from Android to iOS and vice versa without worrying about manual backup & restore.
The new Auto Backup feature finally implemented considering the new age of Indian internet users. Consumers are constantly resetting their phones or switching to newer models and losing their chats data is the biggest fear. The Auto Backup feature allows users to seamlessly transfer and access their data from one device to another. The process is fully automatic and data can be instantly retrieved by using the same number. This also consumes no extra data and allows users to migrate from Android to iOS and vice versa instantaneously.
The update also introduces a Hike Web which directly gives access to chats without being connected to their phones. This cuts down on excess data usage and preserves the device’s battery. Hike Web is scheduled to receive updates every two weeks, to improve the messaging experience and fixing up the glitch. The platform has also upgraded its encryption to 128-bit AES & 2048-bit RSA.
“With this update, Hike Sticker Chat becomes a truly ubiquitous messaging platform. With the Auto Backup feature your data will be backed up in real time so you don’t have to worry about changing devices and with Web, we’re bringing our unique sticker driven messaging experience to the computer browser. What’s unique about Hike Sticker Chat on Web is that it can be used without your phone being present or connected to the internet. A big request from the market”, said Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder & CEO, Hike.
He further added, “We’ve also upgraded our encryption to 128-bit AES 2048-bit RSA for data in transit and at rest amongst a few other things making Hike Sticker Chat more secure than ever”
One of the biggest reason for large users base is because of Hike stickers as a foundation, the platform reduces dependency on the keyboard and more use of stickers. Hike Sticker Chat has over 40,000 stickers available in 40+ Indian languages and dialects. It expects to have over 100,000 stickers across languages by the end of the year, to cover a larger percentage of major Indian language’s vocabulary.