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.
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.
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!