Hike Messenger CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal had confirmed that the service will be unavailable since this month and from January 15, the application has shut down, even taken off the Play Store. The sticker chat application was not as successful as the company had hoped, which is what forced this shutdown. At a time when people are looking for alternatives to WhatsApp, with its new privacy update, Hike could have worked better. But the company is now shifting its focus to new apps like Vibe and Rush by Hike. Meanwhile, the loyal users of the sticker chat application are tweeting to revive the service. Some users have joked on Natasha, the auto bot replying account Natasha who they will miss more.
Check Reactions to Hike App Shut Down:
Miss You Natasha
Single boys to Natasha : pic.twitter.com/oNN8RYKQGT
— Paras Jain (@_paras25_) January 15, 2021
Indian messaging app Hike is officially shuting down from today
Single londe to Natasha: pic.twitter.com/U01bxYemuN
— Kisslay Jha🇮🇳 (@TrollerBabua) January 15, 2021
The First One to Introduce Stickers
Actually the first one to introduce stickers and individual whatsapp chat wallpapers and many more..
The best one HIKE 💥
— Info__guru (@Infoguru9) January 16, 2021
Sad news for Indian ,the most fabulous app of India get shut down because of less user which is much better than what's app,i m talking about the Indian messaging app i.e. hike#comebackhike#boycottwhatsapp #hikemessenger #IndiaUseIndianAppHike
— Shweta Gupta (@ShwetaG16354646) January 16, 2021
Missing Hike Messenger
Miss you. #hikeshutdown
— Punk. (@IcarusAndPunk) January 15, 2021
Loved the App
I loved using #hikeapp
It had great UI, features and lovely stickers.
— Sneha Managavi (@ManagaviSneha) January 17, 2021
Why hike whyyyyyyy😢
Really we have very very emotional attachments towards hike messenger
Heart nudges, securing the chats, I literally started crying when I read this message send by team hike, tamil stickers, animated stickers
Please relaunch hike app 😭 pic.twitter.com/KqnMLvapqQ
— Lokesh🖤 (@Lokesh_Nu) January 15, 2021
— Harish Thatikonda (@harish_t_k) January 14, 2021
So a lot of loyal users are already missing using the app, or chatting to Natasha, the bot. Had you ever used the messaging application? It was extremely popular for its sticker collection and looks like people are going to miss it the most.
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