Stories is a new way for people to share their lives on Hike through photos and videos| Stories are ephemeral and vanish 48 hours after being posted| Hike rolls out Augmented Reality on Hike with an in built camera and a growing library of Live Filters.
Hike Messenger, India based messaging platform, recently announced it is rolling out a brand new feature- Stories. Stories is a new way for people on Hike to share their lives and real moments with their friends through photos (that you can post immediately starting today) and videos (that also you will be able to post in the next few weeks). Stories are ephemeral and vanish 48 hours after being posted, quite like real life where everyday moments are experienced, and are not etched in history forever. A user who posts a story can see how many people and who all viewed that particular story.
Hike also announced that it launched its own Camera built into the app making it extremely quick and easy for people to snap photos right inside of Hike. In addition to that, it announced “Live filters”, a brand new feature that uses Hike’s new camera to automatically detect and recognize a user’s face using Machine Learning and allows people to very easily decorate their faces in photos. Hike has 12 Live filters available at launch, ranging from a cool Black and White Sunglasses, to a Turban and a Moustache and many more.
Hike also showed off a filter that changes your face to the actor Ranveer Singh and even Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. It plans to update these filters on a weekly basis to ensure users have new content to be excited about.
Stories on Hike are made for India- a Sight and Sound country where more and more users are shifting to a visual form of communication on chat, especially after the arrival of 4G.