Samsung upgrades ChatON messenger
Seoul, April 22, 2014
Samsung Electronics has updated ChatON, the global mobile instant messenger service, to version 3.5, with the major upgrade offering enhanced features including recalling sent messages and large file sharing up to 1GB.
ChatON v.3.5 offers recalling messages that allows users to recall messages they have sent to a friend in 1:1 chat rooms, even if the receiver has already read them. The sender can simply tap and hold the message bubble and select ‘Recall’ to make the message disappear.
Jae Cheon Park, general manager of Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia said: the features which Samsung added on ChatOn will benefit all its users. The features have tremendously enhanced the application.”
Another new update introduced through ChatON v.3.5 is a feature that lets people share their real-time location with their ChatON buddies for a specified period of time through the integration with the Glympse application. This feature was recently successfully demonstrated at Mobile World Congress and was met with positive reception.
ChatON v.3.5 will also start supporting large file sharing up to 1GB, allowing users to easily share multimedia contents and information. It will also feature an increased capacity for group chats, increasing the upper limit from 200 to 1,001 persons, allowing people to organize events and publicize activities much more broadly.
The improved message integration feature allows users to manage their ChatON and SMS/MMS messages from the same sender in one chat room. This opt-in feature allows users to access both types of messages at the same time for a more seamless message experience even in unstable network environment.
Version 3.5 has also brought enhanced translation features with the addition of Arabic, Turkish, Farsi and Hindi, bringing the total number of languages supported by ChatON to 14.
“ChatON will offer more differentiated messaging features to improve user convenience and focus on supplying various content to enhance global competitiveness,” said Jaehyun Park, senior vice president of Media Solution Center, Samsung.
ChatON supports a range of mobile operating systems including Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, as well as other feature phones and via PCs.
Users can enjoy ChatON simultaneously across five devices by registering for a Samsung Account. The user’s ChatON profile, chat list and buddy list are automatically synchronized, enabling subscribers to enjoy ChatON even if they change devices or lose their phones. – TradeArabia News Service