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Samsung's 'ChatOn' now available on major mobile platforms
PTI
New Delhi, April 17, 2014
First Published: 11:04 IST(17/4/2014)
Last Updated: 11:26 IST(17/4/2014)

Samsung Electronics launched 'ChatON Version 3.5', a free messaging application, across all major mobile platforms - Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry - with largest file sharing capacity of 1 gigabyte.

"ChatON Version 3.5 is available on all major operating systems-- Android, Apple's iOS, Windows and Blackberry - from today and for use across different kinds of devices. Users need not pay for it at present," Samsung Director, Media Solutions Centre, South West Asia, Tarun Malik said here.

Indian Actress Nargis Fakhri poses with a Samsung smartphone during the launch of ChatON in New Delhi. Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh

He said the company may think of monetising 'ChatON' in the future depending on company's policy but at present there is no such plan.

"In the latest version, we have added many new features. It will allow users to share a file with a size of up to 1GB , the largest allowed by any instant messaging platform and the same can be send to 1,001 users at one-go," he said.

Samsung did not disclose the number of users ChatON has in India, but said it has 200 million subscribers globally.

Indian Actress Nargis Fakhri poses with a Samsung smartphone during the launch of ChatON in New Delhi. Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh

The company has added a message translation feature that can facilitate people speaking different languages to chat with each other.

"ChatON is also India's first messaging application to feature English-to-Hindi and Hindi-to-English instant translation feature. Version 3.5 has also introduced a local language translation feature for incoming messages, which supports 14 Indian languages," Malik said.

Samsung has integrated SMS mode, video and voice over internet calling feature in the new version as well.

Indian Actress Nargis Fakhri (R) and Samsung's Director of Media Solutions Centre - Southwest Asia Tarun Malik (L) pose during the launch of ChatON in New Delhi. Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh

ChatOn 3.5 also will provide access to content from various genres like news, entertainment, games, health and others through multiple devices and platforms.


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