Hike cross-platform messaging app for Android from Bharti SoftBank has been updated to version 2.7.0 that brings new Chat Themes. This option lets users set images as their chat backgrounds. It comes bundled with 20 preset backgrounds and has option to download more backgrounds. The two-way chat theme feature allows either of the users to set or change the background anytime during the chat and is also applicable to group chats.
Commenting on the new feature, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Creator, hike messenger, said
We’re constantly looking at ways to reinvent hike with features that are fun, exciting and can add more spark to conversations. Chat Backgrounds have been one of the most requested features from our users and today we’re launching it with a unique twist. We wanted to take it to the next level. The aim with Chat Themes is to highlight the unique emotion behind each conversation. Whether it’s a close friend, a significant other or your soccer buddies; you can set a lovely theme for each individual chat. Its really cool.
The company launched Indian Emoticons to fit the moods of an Indian user and the BBM app got support for Stickers recently. This update also brings faster messaging and has lots of bug fixes, says the company. Chat Themes are available on Android and would be available for Windows Phone 8 and iPhone apps soon.
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