The Nokia Chat Beta app for Windows Phone has been updated to version 1.2, adding support for four new languages (Vietnamese, Indonesian, Portuguese, and Italian), and adding the ability to share Nokia Music samples with chat contact.
The Nokia Chat service, which is also available for Symbian, Series 40 and Asha devices, is powered by Yahoo! Messenger. That means the Nokia Chat Beta client can be used to connect and chat with both other Nokia Chat users and Yahoo! Messenger users. In addition to basic chat functionality the client also allows users to share their locations, and broadcast messages to their circles of friends.
The new Nokia Music integration is designed to enable you to share samples of your favourite tunes with your friends. It is available in any region where both Nokia Music and Nokia Chat services are available. It works by adding a "music" option to the app's attach functionality (you can also attach pictures and a location to a message). The music option will show a number of popular tracks by default, but you can also search the Nokia Music catalogue for your desired track.
Contacts using a Lumia device will see an embedded album art and play button message, while those who are not using the Nokia Chat app will see a link to the Nokia Music Store, where they can sample and see more information the shared song.