Samsung Upgrades ChatON




Samsung has upgraded its ChatON OTT messaging service as it now features recalling sent messages and large sharing up to 1 GB.

This is how it works, the upgraded ChatON v.3.5 will allow the user to recall messages they have sent to a friend in 1:1 chat rooms, even if the receiver has already read them. The sender will simply tap and hold the message bubble and select ‘Recall’ to make the message disappear.

Another new feature in the updated ChatON is a feature that lets people share their real-time location with their buddies for a specified period of time through the integration with the Glympse application.

The messaging service 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.

Another thing is that users will be able 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.

Jaehyun Park, Senior Vice President of Media Solution Center, Samsung Electronics stated “ChatON will offer more differentiated messaging features to improve user convenience and focus on supplying various content to enhance global competitiveness.”

ChatON supports a range of mobile operating systems including Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, as well as other feature phones and via a PC.