Use ‘Hidden Mode’ in Hike Messenger to Lock Chats with a Password

hike logoRarely do we see messaging apps offering additional privacy tools over the default security settings of a smartphone, but Hike is different. Hike, an Indian originated online messaging and social networking app has beautifully integrated the functionality to lock certain chats with a password to keep them hidden from spying eyes. So while the other chats stay visible, the locked up chats will not show in the main window unless the password is entered.

How to Hide Chats with a Password

To get started with the Hidden Mode and lock certain chats with a password, just:

  1. Tap on the Hike (hi) icon at the top of the all chats window.
  2. Key in the password. You will use this to access your hidden/locked chats later on.
  3. Confirm the password created in the last step by re-entering it.
  4. To hide a chat, long tap (tap and hold) on the specific chat and select hide chatHide Chat - Hike
  5. The hidden chats will change their color to differentiate them from the others.

Accessing Hidden Chats: Once you have set up hidden mode, you can access the hidden chats by tapping on the same Hike (hi) icon and keying in the password.
When you’re done chatting and would like to hide the chats again, just tap on the hike icon again and the chats will be hidden from further access.

How to Reset the Password for Hidden Mode

As the Hidden Mode is there to protect chats from spying eyes, there is no way to reset the password if you forget it. The only solution in this case is to go to Settings> Privacy and selecting Reset Hidden Mode.
Reset Hidden Mode - HikeDoing this will delete all the chats hidden under the Hidden Mode and it will be reset to default. If you want to use Hidden Mode again, you can do so by repeating the steps listed above.


27 Responses to Use ‘Hidden Mode’ in Hike Messenger to Lock Chats with a Password

  1. Masarrat April 14, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    Thank You!!!!

  2. Wakid Hussain May 16, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Good explanation
    I like this site!

  3. Akanksha July 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Thank you hike:)

  4. Rohit Tribhuvan September 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    Nice way to hide

  5. anna September 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    can u tell wich version was dis when it ws launchd

    • Narender Singh September 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

      Sorry. Not sure about that.

  6. soniya November 8, 2015 at 12:42 am #

    so sweet



  7. moshin December 10, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    hello sir my name is moshin i have forget patter on hike can u tell me how to unlock with out deleting chat because chat is important to me so pls tell me how to unlock

    • Narender Singh December 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      You cannot do anything other than guessing the pattern or deleting the chat.

  8. bk January 17, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

    how to hide contact in hike for iPhone

  9. Shiva February 2, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    How to hide chat on ios

  10. Sdg April 14, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    In htc i used to have an opt like turning off the notifictn when the person messages in hidden such case il nt b notified even wen messd it will only b visible when i open the ios i cnt c such opt. Can u sort dz out?? Wer can i get dat opt in ios

  11. Nidhi May 9, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    But option for” hide chat” is not their on my hike please help with that

  12. priya June 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    Agr kisi ph ki detail nikalni ho to vats up,hike pps ki b detail niklti h ya normal calling nd text ki…plzz rpy

    • Narender Singh June 21, 2016 at 12:56 am #

      Only normal calling and texting. Your hike or WhatsApp messages are encrypted and not stored by the operator. However, for legal requirements, the police can ask chat logs from these respective countries.

  13. Vaibhav July 27, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    How to hack password of hidden chat of hike

  14. Ahmad August 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

    Hi, how to hide Chat in blackberry’s older version, e.g: OS 6 &7

    • Narender Singh August 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

      Ahamad, I don’t think it is possible on those devices.

  15. Suyash Shitole August 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    I have forgotten my hidden mode password bt i don’t want my chats to be deleted..
    What shoul I do???

    • Narender Singh August 12, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

      There is no way to recover them anymore. You gotta have them deleted.

  16. mann August 27, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    Helloo sir mere paas iphon 5c he or hide chat ka notification tone nai aa raha he to uski setting bataia na plsss

  17. Chetan September 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

    how to hide chat more than one on hike in iphone 5s

  18. MD Ajaj October 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm #

    Hello sir Kiya aap bta sakte hai ki jo friends list dikhte hai wo nhi dikhna chahiye iske liye hame kiya krna padga

  19. HEENA November 17, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    m not able to hide chat on my iphone 6s. As i can activate the hide mode but cant select contact to hide it. HELP I NEED IT.

  20. akash December 1, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    How to hack password of hidden chat of hike

  21. Vishal Gaur December 1, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

    I Have Chats Backup File While Opening In Notepad It’s Showing Some Text But Some Signs Are There So Text Was Not Readable. Can It Be Possible To Read The Same.

    • Narender Singh December 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

      It is more likely encrypted and will not open up unless decrypted.

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