Yesterday, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung announced the availability of an upgraded flavor of its ChatON mobile communication service, aimed at connecting all phone users in a single community, namely ChatON 2.0.The service is already available for users in more than 200 countries, while offering support for more than 60 languages, enabling users to take advantage of features such as easy instant messaging and group chatting in multiple formats – images, video, voice, contacts.
The new flavor of the service was meant to work on even more connected devices, including phones, tablets, connected cameras, and even from the browser.
“ChatON 2.0 keeps the user up-to-date with friends. Its multiscreen feature enables a user to chat with up to five connected devices using a single account, ensuring no message is ever missed,” Samsung explains.
“It is even possible to use ChatON from a PC web browser by logging onto chaton.com with the same Samsung Account ID. Users can now also invite friends to ChatON conversations from a wider variety of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.”
With ChatON 2.0, users will also benefit from simple and intuitive sharing of content, regardless of whether they are engaged in a one-to-one chat or in a group conversation on their devices.
“An innovative feature, ChatON Special Buddy, provides great offers, updates and news feeds from third-party vendors in real-time, and allows users to vote in polls or leave comments,” Samsung continues.
The upgraded service also provides users with the possibility to personalize their messaging experience. They can create their own animated messages, all through simply adding photos or audio clips.
Furthermore, users can choose different conversation backgrounds or speech bubble-chat display for the various contacts they have in their lists. Fonts can also be changed according to users’ desire.
The ChatON service comes preloaded on all mobile devices from Samsung, and is also available for download through the company’s own mobile app portal, Samsung Apps.