Samsung Releases Upgrades for its OTT Messaging App
Published on: 3rd Apr 2014
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Samsung has announced a number of upgrades to its own OTT messaging service ChatON that offers new features including recalling sent messages and large file sharing up to 1GB.
ChatON v.3.5 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.
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.
ChatON v.3.5 will also start supporting large file sharing up to 1GB. 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.
Mr. 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.