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Hike, India’s first homegrown messaging app, today announced new animated sticker packs for Ganesh Chaturthi

Hike, India’s first homegrown messaging app, today announced new animated sticker packs for Ganesh Chaturthi

Hike, India’s first homegrown messaging app, today announced new animated sticker packs for Ganesh Chaturthi. The new sticker packs, in Marathi, Hindi and English depict different dimensions of the festival and associated celebrations. Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi on Hike. Choose from over 60 animated stickers in Hindi, Marathi and English

The special packs highlight the ceremonies and visarjan, popular phrases from Ganesh Utsav, showcase the most popular Mumbai, Pune pandals and the Ashtavinayak in Pune.  The new camera stickers can be used to embellish photos with wishes for the festival.

Available in-app from September 12th, in time for the festival, Hike users can download these to wish friends and family in a fun, colourful and traditional manner during the 10-day festival.

Ganesh Chaturthi – Celebrations and Visarjan

Ganpati Typography – Popular words/phrases used in Ganesh Utsav with festive elements

Pandal pack – Ganesh Ji idols for top popular pandals of Mumbai & Pune

Ashtavinayak – 8 stickers for all the 8 Ganpatis in Ashtavinayak

Camera Stickers – with traditional phrases/wishes and great for sharing with photos

Stickers as a means of social expression

Stickers are one of the most loved features of Hike. Hike offers a library of over 20,000 stickers in 40+ languages.  Multiple genres are covered across 500+ sticker packs which highlight the colourful, cultural landscape of India, Bollywood, comedy, festivals, cricket, kabaddi, local catchphrases, emotions, and even excuses. There is also the nifty text-to-stickers feature on Hike chat that can turn any message you type into a fun sticker. Stickers are expressive and a great way to say what you feel. Hike’s most popular stickers reflect love, laughter and fun followed by festivals and regional references. Over 300 million stickers are exchanged every day!

About Hike

Hike is building products with the aim of simplifying the internet to bring India online. Hike Messenger was the first messaging and social technology company made with love in India. It simplifies how people connect with others and changes the way they interact with content and services on mobile. It is the only successful Indian messaging platform with scale.

The app was launched on 12/12/12 and acquired a user base of over 100 million in January 2016. In August 2016, Hike raised its fourth round of funding of USD 175 million led by Tencent and Foxconn at a valuation of USD 1.4 billion, making it the fastest company in India to attain a valuation of USD 1 billion, having reached the milestone in just 3.7 years. Investors in Hike include Tencent, Foxconn, Tiger Global, Softbank and Bharti. Apart from these, some of the top tech veterans from the Silicon Valley have also invested in the company and are advisors.

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