In an event held at New Delhi, Samsung officially announced the ChatON version 3.5 in India. We had reported about the update in the past when it was rolled out globally. Samsung did announce that there are already over 200 Million active subscribers of ChatON in the world which certainly is a lot more than you would have thought. Mr Tarun Malik, the Director of Media Solution at Samsung Electronics was buoyed by the launch and said:
“With ChatON Version 3.5, we have simplified mobile instant messaging while adding innovative features. The app has been updated keeping in mind the needs of the young and socially connected users. One of the most exciting new features is message translation, which makes it possible for people speaking different languages to chat with ease. Also the ability to use this platform to consume content from various genres like news, entertainment, games, health and others through multiple devices and platforms allows greater flexibility to users”.
The New Features
Some of the new features included in Samsung ChatON 3.5 are:
- Ability to share files of 1 GB five times a day.
- Instant translation of messages sent in English to Hindi and vice versa.
- Ability to recall a message which you might have accidentally sent. The message would be deleted both from yours and your friend’s chat window.
- SMS/ MMS integration for India.
- Location Sharing with Glympse Feature.
- Group Chats with 1001 participants.
Live Partners for Exclusive Content on ChatON
Not just the features above, ChatON 3.5 also brings exclusive partnership between Samsung and several other partners including CriqHQ, Ebay, Mint, Aajtak, Think Digit etc which would deliver exclusive content to those on ChatON. This feature in ChatON is called Live Partners and one that you must keep an eye on for attractive discounts and such. Content from several genres including News, Sports, Food, Education, Astrology and Entertainment would be a part of ChatON thanks to Live Partners.
Mr. Latif Nathani, Managing Director, eBay India, said of their partnership with ChatON, “Nearly 24% of eBay India traffic is via a mobile device. We are always looking at innovative ways to reach our core target groups and messaging apps like Samsung ChatON bring us another avenue to reach new consumers, especially in Tier II/III towns. We have great offers on eBay India exclusively for the ChatON channel.”
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