Hike Messenger has launched “Hike ID” which is a unique identity that allows you to chat on the platform without sharing your mobile number, thus maintaining privacy.

Apart from having your privacy protected, its also easy to search for someone by their “Hike ID”, so you are no longer required to go through the slow process of saving a friend’s number before being able to send him or her a message.

Android users will be able to create and share their “Hike ID from next week. The feature is set to be rolled out for iOS users later.

Wait! There’s more… Hike is also planning to add more services like cab bookings, bus, train, movie tickets and pay bills in the first quarter of 2018.