Hike Messenger today 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.
HikeÂ alsoÂ announcedÂ thatÂ itÂ launchedÂ itsÂ ownÂ CameraÂ builtÂ intoÂ theÂ appÂ makingÂ itÂ extremelyÂ quickÂ andÂ easyÂ forÂ peopleÂ toÂ snapÂ photosÂ rightÂ insideÂ ofÂ Hike.Â In addition to that, it announced â€œLive filtersâ€, a brand new feature that uses Hikeâ€™s new camera to automatically detect and recognize a userâ€™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.
Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike Messenger, said, â€œHike has become the place for the youth of India where they can be themselves. With over 100 Million users, Hike is a testament to that. One of our goal for 2016 has been to bring photos at the centre of Hike and with Stories and Live Filters, We’re doing just that. We believe our users are going to love Stories, Camera and Live Filters. weâ€™re announcing today, especially with increasing access to cheaper and faster data.â€
KavinÂ Â Â furtherÂ Â Â added,Â Â Â Â â€œWhatÂ Â Â makesÂ Â Â StoriesÂ Â Â aÂ Â Â lotÂ Â Â ofÂ Â Â funÂ Â Â isÂ Â Â theÂ Â Â newÂ Â Â CameraÂ Â Â andÂ Â Â theÂ Â Â LiveÂ Â Â FiltersÂ builtÂ Â Â onÂ Â Â topÂ Â Â ofÂ Â Â it.Â Â Â IÂ Â Â reallyÂ Â Â believeÂ Â Â thatÂ Â Â CameraÂ Â Â isÂ Â Â theÂ Â Â newÂ Â Â keyboard.Â Â Â ItÂ Â Â isÂ Â Â theÂ Â Â mostÂ Â Â naturalÂ Â Â wayÂ Â Â forÂ humansÂ Â Â toÂ Â Â communicateÂ Â Â andÂ Â Â expressÂ Â Â themselves.Â Â Â Whatâ€™s Â really interestingÂ Â aboutÂ Â Â thisÂ Â Â newÂ updateÂ Â Â isÂ Â Â thatÂ Â Â weâ€™reÂ Â Â nowÂ Â Â charteringÂ Â Â intoÂ Â Â theÂ Â Â realmÂ Â Â of
AugmentedÂ Â Â RealityÂ Â Â whereÂ Â Â weâ€™reÂ Â Â goingÂ Â Â fromÂ â€œSmartphonesÂ Â Â withÂ Â Â Camerasâ€Â Â Â thatÂ Â Â justÂ Â Â takeÂ Â Â photos,Â Â Â toÂ Â Â â€œSmartphonesÂ Â Â withÂ Eyesâ€Â Â Â thatÂ Â Â canÂ Â Â see.Â Thatâ€™sÂ Â Â anÂ Â Â incredibleÂ Â Â thought.Â Â Â LiveÂ Â Â FiltersÂ Â Â isÂ Â Â justÂ Â Â theÂ Â Â beginningÂ Â Â andÂ weâ€™reÂ Â Â sureÂ Â Â HikersÂ Â Â areÂ Â Â goingÂ Â Â toÂ haveÂ Â Â aÂ Â Â tonÂ Â Â ofÂ Â Â funÂ Â Â usingÂ Â Â them.â€
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