Samsung updates ChatOn and other exclusive apps

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Samsung has updated the Windows Phone version of its ChatON messaging app to version 2.13. The update brings the feature set of the Windows Phone version of the app closer to the Android and iOS version. There is wider support for "stickers" (small graphics sent as part of an instant messaging conversation), richer profile support, and improved content sharing.

The ChatON service is Samsung's answer to the multitude third party instant messaging service (e.g. What's App, Line, WeChat) and is generally shipped pre-installed on most Samsung phones and tablets. Samsung say there are 70 million people using ChatON in 237 different countries, which while not on the scale of the biggest services, is still impressive.


Samsung has also recently updated a number of their other Windows Phone apps. The RSS reader, RSS Times, was updated a few weeks ago (version 3.2) to swap out Google Reader support for FeedAce, allowing the app to continue working after Google shut down its Reader service. Other recent app updates include Photo Editor (version, Live Wallpaper (version 1.3.2), and Music Hub (version These second set of update are all minor, likely small bug fixes for each of the apps, ahead of the launch of the Samsung ATIV S Neo on US operator Sprint later this summer.

Windows Phone Store description:

Create a global social community with over 100 million friends who have ChatON through a Samsung account. You can chat with 70 million friends in ChatON being serviced in 237 countries in 63 langauges. ChatON supports 9 kinds of different platforms including Android, iOS, and web.

ChatON is installed in the No.1 Samsung smart phones (Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note2, Galaxy Camera). Express yourself to friends or groups of friends and share your life with them using this global social communication service. You can enjoy ChatON on smart phones, tablets, and PCs by signing in with a Samsung account. ChatON is the best social communication service for you. Start now!

ChatON is a free downlaod for Samung devices through the Windows Phone Store.