Without any formal Press Release, Hike today introduce a new attachment feature called Smell. As per this new feature, Hike users got a notification message saying users can now attach a smell to their text messages. They can choose smells from given number of options and also attach their own customized smell.
Hike Copies Google?
It was an old trick. Many didn’t fall for it because previously Google had a similar feature to fool people on All Fools’ Day. Still, this new feature had people fooled.
What’s more? To make the prank believable, the app fools you by posting questions. In case you realize that this is a prank, you will now go to the FAQs section where you find the answer to your query. “Why am I not able to smell anything?” and it states that this is the reason you are not able to smell. “Because your Android does not support the Olfactory sensor technology.” First of all, many people will fall for it.
You have a stuffy nose!
In case you aren’t convinced, there are other reasons specified such as “your nose may be blocked!” now what can you say to that? Till the time you realize what is going on, Hike will come up with its sticker package to tell you “You have been fooled.” Although many took abnormally long to realize it was a prank and not a reality.
You can also try to attach a smell or smell it yourself. So if you are unable to smell what you are going to smell, you might start thinking what is wrong with this? But wait! They have an answer for all your questions.
This is by far one of the cutest pranks Hike has attempted so far. The app is fast growing and has several users across India and the rest of the world.
Hike really fooled its users, It was fun!