Hike Messenger has introduced a new feature which is dubbed as Hike Direct which allows you to chat, exchange stickers, transfer photos & heavy files of any type without using the Internet and without Internet. Android users can get this feature by upgrading to the latest version of Hike V4.0.6 & above while the Hike Direct on iOS & Windows Phone will follow next year.
Kavin Mittal, Founder & CEO hike messenger said in a statement:
“Hike Direct has been built on breakthrough technology that adds a whole new dimension to messaging enabling hikers to chat and share files with their friends without the internet and without incurring any data charges. One can get speeds up to 40 Mbit/sec when chatting and sharing files through hike direct. Data or no data, hike will always work. It’s incredibly powerful.”
The Hike Direct feature allows you to connect mobile phones with another mobile phone directly and that too within 100 meter radius by bypassing telecom networks. With this, users can chat & share files directly up to a speed of 40Mbps with very low latency. Hike claims to exchange 100MB data in less than 10 seconds by using Hike direct without incurring any data charges. The new feature uses Wifi Direct technology systems that help establish peer to peer network connection between two phones.
To use Hike direct feature, users have to simply open a chat with a friend & choose Hike Direct from the 3 dot menu on top right of the screen and Hike does the rest. Hike automatically pairs up with other phone and lets you chat & share files with your friends without the Internet.