The India-based chat messaging service, Hike on Wednesday announced that it has rolled out an update to its app. This update will add a feature of video calling to the service for Android users. While, the iOS users have to wait to get the feature.
The company had previously in September launched the beta version for the same which allows users to video chat with their contacts. The beta program was available for a select set of less than a hundred thousand users. Now the update has been rolling out to the entire user base, starting with Android users this week.
“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,” Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, hike messenger, said in a statement.
With the video calling feature, users on hike can also see a live video preview of the caller before answering the call as earlier seen in Google Duo. Considering the slow Internet speeds in India, and to make reliable and high quality video experience that works even under challenging network conditions, the company has enabled the service to work even with 2G.