This article was published on April 4, 2014

ChatOn, Samsung’s own messaging app, now lets you recall sent messages and brings 1GB file sharing


ChatOn, Samsung’s own messaging app, now lets you recall sent messages and brings 1GB file sharing
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ChatOn, Samsung’s very own take on a messaging app, has been updated with a feature that takes a leaf out of Snapchat’s “ephemeral” book. It now lets you recall messages you have sent to a friend in 1:1 chat rooms, even if the other party has already read them. All you have to do is tap and hold the message bubble and select ‘Recall’ to make the message disappear. 

ChatOn Version 3.5 also supports large file sharing of up to 1GB at a time — though strangely for only up to five times a day. Still, this will no doubt come in useful for sharing multimedia content with your friends. The messaging app has also increased the capacity for group chats, up to 1,001 people from the previous upper limit of 200.

Previously we wrote about ChatOn’s tie-up with Glympse that lets users share their location inside the messaging app, which makes up part of the Version 3.5 update too.

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Samsung claims ChatOn has 180 million registered users, up from 100 million last September. The app comes pre-installed on a range of Samsung devices with standalone apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and more. It seems like the latest update has only been rolled out to Android devices currently, though we expect it to gradually land on other platforms.

Samsung Updates ChatOn with Enhanced Messaging Features [Samsung Blog]

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