Update: Hike claims that it has crossed 5 million users since its global launch in December 2012. Hike has also informed MediaNama that 60% of its user base is from India and the rest global led by Middle East and Europe. Around 20 percent of its overall messaging traffic comes from its Hike2sms feature. April 18, 2013: Hike, the messaging app by Bharti Softbank, has updated its messaging app adding new features such as status update with moods, circle of friends, mute notifications, among others. The update is available on Apple's iOS devices, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices, however it looks like Status Updates & Moods feature has not been rolled out to Hike's Windows Phone 7 app and Symbian app. Status Updates with Moods/ Circle of Friends Hike now allows users to add status updates from the app, however its worth noting that only users in one's 'circle of friends' (previously known as Favorites) can see these status updates. Users can add their friends into 'Circle of friends' first and receive confirmation from them to see each other status updates. Apart from the status updates, Hike has also introduced a new Moods feature with the updates. There are currently more than 20 moods ranging from happy to hungover to choose from. The app also allows users to use emojis on Android, however, this option is currently not available on iPhone at the time of writing this article. Note that iPhone has inbuilt emojis in its keyboard. Users can also cross post these status update to Facebook and…
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