Close to the heels of Whatsapp launching Beta version of Video calling functionality, homegrown messaging app Hike Messenger has rolled out the Video Calling feature for entire userbase starting with Android users this week. However, iOS users have to wait for a few more days to get this feature.
The Hike Messenger Video calling feature beta version was first introduced in September this year to a select set of users. In Hike the Video calling option works on a single tap that is integrated into chat threads with friends. Further, the users can also see a live video preview of the caller, similar to Google’s Duo app.
To use video calling on Hike, one has to follow few simple steps listed below.
1. Download Hike Messenger, if you don’t have it OR update Hike Messenger if you haven’t updated it since September.
2. Select the chat thread of a friend you want to connect with.
3. Just tap on the call button on the top right that prompts you to further select Voice or Video and start off your call.
Commenting on this development, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike Messenger, said, “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 user base. 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.