Hike Messenger App Service Shuts Down; Leaves Play Store & Apple Store

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

After a huge debate on the privacy security of WhatsApp messaging application, now homegrown instant messaging application Hike Messenger which later known as Hike Sticker Chat now has officially shut down.

Kavin Bharti Mittal, the company’s chief executive officer announced the shutdown of its operations and Twitted – “Today we are announcing that we will be sunsetting StickerChat on 21st January. We thank you all for giving us your trust. We wouldn’t be here without you. All your data will be available to download in the app.”

Hike Messenger or Hike Sticker Chat now has been officially removed from the Playstore and Apple’s Application Store. As per the report, users can download their data inside the application. But the shutdown of this application doesn’t indicate of end of other applications in development by the company.

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Recently due to the new privacy policy made by the popular messaging application- WhatsApp, other messaging applications – Signal and Telegram grabbed more attention and added tens of millions of users in recent weeks. Due to which Hike’s messenger service comes to an end for the people.

Hike’s messenger was launched in December 2012 and was considered as one of the competitors to global messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber. Even Hike raised over $260 million from the investors which include Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, manufacturing firm Foxconn Technology Group and the Bharti group.

Kavin Bharti Mittal, the company’s chief executive officer is the son of India’s second-largest Telco Bharti Airtel’s founder and Chairman Sunil Mittal.

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