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India-based messaging app Hike adds voice-calling feature to Android app


India-based messaging app Hike has added a free voice-calling feature to its Android app.

The move comes just three weeks after the company acquired Zip Phone.

According to Tech Crunch, when Hike bought Y Combinator-backed Zip Phone, which allows users to make Wi-Fi-enabled phone calls, CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal said that it would allow the company to add free voice-calling, one of its most requested features from users, much more quickly.

The addition of a voice-calling feature gives Hike advantage over Facebook-owned Whatsapp, which does not have a voice calling service as of yet.

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First Published: Thu, January 29 2015. 12:23 IST