Hike Mes­sen­ger adds sto­ries, cam­era and live fil­ters

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In­dia’s home grown mes­sag­ing plat­form and Kavin Bharti Mit­tal-owned Hike Mes­sen­ger has rolled out new fea­tures — Sto­ries, Cam­era and Live Fil­ters. Now, sto­ries will be a new way for Hike users to share their lives and real mo­ments with their friends through photos and videos. A user who posts a story can see how many peo­ple and who all viewed that par­tic­u­lar story.

Hike has also launched its own cam­era built into the app mak­ing it ex­tremely quick and easy for peo­ple to snap photos right inside of Hike. In ad­di­tion to that, it an­nounced “Live fil­ters”, a new fea­ture that uses Hike’s new cam­era to au­to­mat­i­cally de­tect and rec­og­nize a user’s face us­ing Ma­chine Learn­ing and al­lows peo­ple to very eas­ily dec­o­rate their faces in photos.

Hike has 12 Live fil­ters avail­able at launch, rang­ing from a cool Black and White Sun­glasses, to a Tur­ban and a Mus­tache and many more. Hike also showed off a fil­ter that changes the user’s face to look like ac­tor Ranveer Singh and even Prime Min­is­ter, Naren­dra Modi. It plans to up­date these fil­ters on a weekly ba­sis to en­sure users have new con­tent to be ex­cited about.

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