Hike Messenger is a messaging service designed to make communication easier. Unfortunately, this app does live up to user standards.
Trying, but not going far
Hike is a cross-platform messaging app that also allows you to communicate with SMS. This feature can be useful if a user does not have an internet connection.
The user interface is clean and simple and operates well on an Android device.
Other versions included useful features like the Wallet, but it no longer exists for some reason. The recent update added daily news, and games into the messenger. Some have found that this has complicated the user experience.
While the sticker function is entertaining, you have to download every sticker you use, which may take up unnecessary storage space on your device.
Other messengers include superior functions such as the ability to swipe a message and respond directly to that specific text. This is not available. You cannot share a live location with this application. Voice calling is not an option, and live chatting is limited.
Not at the top
As far as the messaging market goes, Hike is nowhere near the forefront. While it may be useful for the basics such as sending stickers and chatting, the other functions you would expect from a messaging service are either not found, or don’t function well.