India's first home-grown messaging platform on Thursday announced the launch of hike 3.5 version for phones on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
The update brought Windows Phone 8.1 users a host of hike's most popular and much wanted features like new user interface and file sharing.
"Windows is our 2nd largest platform by users and they have been eagerly waiting for this update, which is the biggest we have ever released for Windows, and we are excited to finally get it in their hands," Kavin Bharti Mittal, CEO and founder of hike messenger, said.
With its brand new user interface that makes navigating simpler, the 3.5 version of hike messenger now looks better than before. It has 10 new exciting chat themes.
Feature initially available for Android users only, the new update allows the user to share files and attachments that are up to 100 MB.
Now, one can send all formats -- PDF, ZIP, APK, MP3, audio, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint -- and any number of files through hike.
The update allows the user to form large groups of up to 500 members on hike and manage these groups better by having multiple administrators in each group.
Launched globally on December 12 in 2012, hike messenger crossed 70 million users as of September 2015.
hike, the second largest free messaging app in the country, is available globally on iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry (BB10, S40, S60).