Hike Messenger, also called Hike Sticker Chat App is shutting down its services in India, the app will stop working on 14 January 2021 at 23:59 hours. The app has been favourite for many users in India.
The company recently pushed a notification to its users through their app informing them about the shutdown of their Sticker Chat app shutdown. CEO of the company, Kavin Bharti Mittal also tweeted about the shutdown.
12/ Today we’re announcing that we will be sunsetting StickerChat in Jan’21.
We thank you all for giving us your trust. We wouldn’t be here without you ❤️
All your data will be available to download in the app. Your HikeMoji will continue to be available in both Vibe & Rush!
— Kavin Bharti Mittal (@kavinbm) January 6, 2021
Hike once became the youngest Indian startup to reach unicorn status. A unicorn company or startup is a private company with a valuation of over $1 billion.
It was Hike that introduced voice and video calling features in a messaging app in India before WhatsApp. The app also introduces tons of interesting features in its application like polls, bill split, event reminder, etc. The company always innovated new and interesting features ahead of its competitors. Interestingly the app can also work offline through SMS and had multi-platform support.
Hike was launched in December 2012 by Kavin Bharti Mittal, son of billionaire entrepreneur Sunil Bharti Mittal, the chairman of Bharti Enterprises.
Server Down: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp users facing global outage
It’s not just you: Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all currently down for users around the world. We’re seeing error messages on all three services across iOS applications as well as on the web. Users are being greeted with error messages such as: “Sorry, something went wrong,” “5xx Server Error,” and more.
The outage is affecting every Facebook-owned platform, according to data on Downdetector and Twitter. This includes Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. The outages appear to have started around 9:00 pm IST and all of those services remain inaccessible.
The outages quickly started trending on Twitter as users flocked to the competing social network to check to see if other users were affected by the downtime. Humorously, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” is also trending on Twitter as the company battles continued pushback against the effects its platforms have on younger users.
While some Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outages only affect certain geographic regions, the services are down worldwide today. This includes the United States, the UK, Brazil, Kuwait, and more.
The outage is also affecting platforms and services that use Facebook login. Niantic, the creator of Pokémon GO, says that it is “looking into reports of errors associated with Facebook login, and will update here once we have more information.”
Facebook has not yet publicly commented on the ongoing outages affecting all of its services. We’ll be sure to update this story as we learn more. The issue appears to be related to some sort of DNS problem affecting Facebook servers.
Instagram Down: Giving 5xx Server Error
Update 19 Mar 2021 23:38 IST: Instagram and other apps are now working fine.
Instagram is currently facing downtime and users from all around the world are reporting Instagram Server Down on Twitter. Some users are also facing downtime on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
The Instagram app is showing “couldn’t refresh feed”. and the Instagram website is giving 5xx Server Error.
Earthquake in Nalanda, Patna – Bihar with 3.5 Magnitude
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 was reported near Nalanda in Bihar on Monday night, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km northwest (NW) of Nalanda, Bihar, India, the agency said. The earthquake struck at 9:23 PM IST at a depth of 5 km from the surface. Tremors were also felt in Gaya, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, Patna.