hike messenger

hike messenger


(3 stars)



10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

  • Privacy-first mobile messenger
  • Hide specific chats behind a password
  • Stickers and emoji
  • Send all kinds of files, even big ones
  • Offline mode sends free SMS
  • Great design for Indian market
  • Only good if your friends are on it
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Expert's Review

"From India with love"

Reviewed by / Aug 27, 2014

Privacy-first messenger app, very popular in India

Welcome to hike messenger, a messaging app that puts privacy first. It was designed in India to cater to the needs of the Indian market, but it's accessible from anywhere. Create a personal profile in hike, but only allow it to be seen by people on your list - not your aunts, not the creepster down the street, no one! You can also choose to hide specific chats behind a password to keep out anyone nosy enough to poke around your device when you're not looking.

There are also stickers and emoji galore to personalize your messages. Plus, you can send media and non-media files and documents, including PDF, ZIP, Doc, PPT, and even APK. There's an offline mode that allows you to contact your friends even when they don't have wifi access - hike detects that for you and sends them an SMS instead, at zero cost to you. Any reply they send will be in hike.

hike is really well-designed with a ton of thoughtful, useful features that perfectly fit the needs of Indian users. If you're not located in India, you probably won't find many of your friends on it, though.

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Developer's original description available here
Why switch to hike?

★ REGIONAL STICKERS: Now express more with stickers in your language! Your expressions, your language!

★ PRIVACY: With hike messenger say goodbye to stalkers! From your milk-man to your aunts to that creepy guy in college; you don't want them to be seeing your profile picture, last-seen and status update, do you? Switch to hike and take charge of your privacy!

★ HIDDEN MODE: an awesome new hike privacy feature which allows you to hide the chats that you want to keep private from the world and access them only with a password! Your private conversations are now protected & secure from anyone who takes your phone.

★ SEND ANYTHING & EVERYTHING: Why email when you can send all kinds of non media files and documents like PDF, ZIP, Doc, PPT, APK and much more!

★ HIKE OFFLINE: Unable to message friends because they're not online? Don't worry! Hike does the hardwork to figure out if your friends are offline and then sends them your messages as an SMS, at no cost to you. When they reply, you get the message in hike!

★ BIGGER ATTACHMENTS: Now you can share large files and videos of 100 MB each. Now that’s what we call big!

★ CHAT THEMES: Everyone has backgrounds. We have 2-way themes! When you change the chat theme, it changes for your friends too! Let's add more character to messaging, shall we?

★ FREE HIKE2SMS TO INDIA: We've also built in FREE hike to non-hike SMS. So if your friends aren't onhike you can still message them. And better yet, for free! Free SMS can only be sent to India.

★ SHARING IS EASY: You can share photos, videos, location, contacts, walkie-talkie messages and much more on hike! Create group chats or chat one-on-one!

★ FAST, SIMPLE, PERSONAL, FREE: hike is super fast. With sent, delivered, read and typing notifications, it feels like you're having a chat with someone in person. The app uses your 2G, 3G or Wi-Fi (when available) to message with friends and family.

★ 128-bit SSL ENCRYPTION: Messages on hike messenger are now encrypted over Wi-Fi

★ MOVE TO SD CARD: The app can now be stored on the SD Card!

*** For any PIN Issues: Please contact support@hike.in for any PIN related queries. We'll get back to you within an hour! ***

We’d love to hear from you about hike. If you have any feedback, questions concerns, please email us at:

or follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/hikeapp
or facebook: http://facebook.com/hikeapp


hike messenger Videos

Recently changed in this version

For hikers on version 3.9.2, you will notice that the loading of the stickers or smileys will be much faster with this update.

★ Advance Last Seen Settings

★ Remove Profile Picture

★ Enter to Send

★ Disable Sending Nudges

★ Fixed Following Issues:

Notification sound, LED light and vibration when listening to music, watching videos or playing games.

Stickers were saved in gallery

Stickers weren’t able to download & constantly being asked to “Retry”

Profile pictures had a greenish tint

Lists with hike messenger

Some lists where this application appears: sms, ps, messaging mb.

Changelog and permissions

PermissionsChangelogPackage com.bsb.hike
  • - Know where you approximately are.
  • - Know exactly where you are. It uses GPS.
  • - Know what access (wifi, 3G…) you have at every moment.
  • - Access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • - Act as an AccountAuthenticator.
  • - Know how much battery is left and how it has been spent.
  • - Use Bluetooth to connect to a paired device.
  • - Track nearly Bluetooth devices and pair them with yours.
  • - android.permission.BODY_SENSORS
  • - Call somewhere with no need for the user to confirm that call. ER numbers aren't allowed, though.
  • - Be able to access the camera device.
  • - Change network connectivity state.
  • - Enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode.
  • - Change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • - Enlarge or shrink the status bar.
  • - Turn on and off the flashlight.
  • - Have access to the list of accounts linked to your device.
  • - Find out how much space is used by any package.
  • - Send and receive internet info.
  • - Manage the list of accounts linked to your device.
  • - android.permission.MANAGE_DOCUMENTS
  • - Modify audio settings.
  • - Perform I/O operations over NFC (Near Field Communication).
  • - Monitor, modify, or abort outgoing calls.
  • - Read your calendar data.
  • - android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
  • - Read your contact data.
  • - android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • - Read phone state. Used to know whether you're in a call or not.
  • - android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • - To read SMS.
  • - Know if the system has finished booting.
  • - Monitor incoming SMS messages, to process them.
  • - Record audio.
  • - Send SMS.
  • - Set a picture as a wallpaper.
  • - Set the wallpaper hints.
  • - Access the subscribed feeds.
  • - Alter the subscribed feeds list.
  • - Open windows on top of all other applications.
  • - android.permission.TRANSMIT_IR
  • - Use SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) service.
  • - Use the vibrator.
  • - Prevent your device from sleeping or screen from dimming (turn brightness down).
  • - Write, but not read unless allowed by another permission, your calendar data.
  • - android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG
  • - Write, but not read unless allowed by another permission, your contacts data.
  • - Write whatever to your SD card.
  • - android.permission.WRITE_PROFILE
  • - Write SMS messages.
  • - Change the sync settings.
  • - Broadcast when an alarm condition is set.
  • - Read, but not write, the user's browsing history and bookmarks.
  • - Write, but not read, the user's browsing history and bookmarks.
  • - com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
  • - com.android.voicemail.permission.ADD_VOICEMAIL
  • - com.bsb.hike.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • - com.bsb.hike.ui.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE
  • - com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • - com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES

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    Name changed from hike to hike messenger on 11/10/13.
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