Hike Messenger has started rolling out video calling feature starting with Android smartphones.
The Indian messaging app began beta testing of the voice calling feature last month with a limited roll out and now with the testing complete, all users will receive the feature through the latest version of the app starting with Android users this week. With the video calling feature, users on Hike can also see a live video preview of the caller before answering the call.
“This was an obvious one and we’re excited to bring it to the market so quickly. We’ve been in beta for a few months and the results have been really positive. We’re now excited to roll this out across our entire userbase. We see India as primarily a sight and sound market — and we believe video calling will have a large impact on how people communicate inside of Hike,” Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike Messenger, said in a statement.
Hike says the feature has been built for a reliable and high quality video experience that works even under challenging network conditions, including good quality 2G.