In an attempt to provide its users with more privacy controls, home-based Hike Messenger has declared the roll out of Hike ID. This exclusive Hike ID will eliminate the requirement for giving the phone number to initiate a conversation so that confidentiality of users is kept secure. Also, the users can simply look out for any person with their Hike ID, which will further eliminate the requirement to save a contact prior to conveying a message. Basically, Hike ID is a username, resembling what other social services provide.
Thus, from now onward if users of Hike do not wish to share their mobile number to talk with anyone, they can simply give their Hike ID. Incidentally, Hike Messenger conducted a survey to gather the response from the users. As per the survey performed with Hike user base of more than 1 Million, 69% users stated that they enjoyed talking to individuals without sharing their mobile numbers first.
Moreover, above 72% of users mentioned that they wish to avoid the procedure of saving the number of any person prior to conversing with them. Thus, Hike surfaced with this new username feature appears to be a perfect key to these 2 issues. Furthermore, this will also protect the confidentiality of users.
VP Product at Hike, Pathik Shah, on the roll out of Hike ID, said, “Confidentiality is at the core of everything we develop at Hike. Always, there has been a huge requirement from our users for facilities that allow them to have more command over their relationships online such as Hidden Mode and tailored privacy controls for timeline posts, status updates, and profile pictures.”
At present, the Android Hike users will be capable of creating and sharing their custom Hike username in the next week, whereas iOS Hike users need to wait for some more days.