The service had crossed the 15 million mark back in February, and has essentially added five million users in the space of three months. Earlier this year, Hike secured $14 million in funding from Bharti SoftBank, which is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japanese telecom firm Softbank Corp. The group had earlier poured $7 million into the company last year. Also Read - HikeLand debuts as a virtual world to change the way people hangout online
Hike claims that around 90 percent of its users in India, while 80 percent are aged under 25. In comparison, other services like Line and Viber have more than 15 million and 10 million registered users in India. Messaging giant WhatsApp, on the other hand, has more than 50 million monthly active users.
To celebrate this milestone, Hike has also introduced a new feature called Hidden mode, which essentially keeps your chats private and unless one has the password he or she won t be able to access them. Recently, it also introduced a new feature called Big File Transfer, which lets users send files up to 100MB in size.