Hike Messenger, a cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones that uses the internet for communication has announced to support eight Indian languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu, starting December 23.  With this launch, people and communities across India can now be in touch with their family, friends and contacts in their own native languages.

Check the below video of the all new hike supporting Indian languages. 

Apart from supporting multi-lingual interface of the app, Hike will come with keyboard settings that will let users toggle between these 8 Indian languages. Hike has also added support for stickers in native languages giving a new look at expressing oneself on social platform.


To use hike messenger in your native language, you need to download the Hike messenger or update it, and you will see a dialogue that will allow you to choose your language. To use keyboards, select the “3-dot menu”, tap “settings” and open “language and input”. Enable hike keyboard and select as many languages as you desire.

“Today, we’re excited to launch hike in 8 local languages. For the first time ever millions of Indians will be able to seamlessly chat in their local languages only on hike,” said Kavin Mittal, CEO and Founder, Hike Messenger.

Hike, the second largest free messaging app in the country, is available globally on iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry (BB10, S40, S60).

Launched globally on December 12 in 2012, Hike claims that its users exchange one billion messages every day. Monthly usage on the Hike app increased by 50 per cent to 30 billion messages from 20 billion in October.

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