Samsung’s pulling the plug on ChatON

December 22, 2014

Failed messaging service to retire early next year.

Samsung ChatON service will be discontinued early next year due to the lackluster adoption of the app despite the company claiming it has more than 200 million users – though the number of active users isn’t available.

ChatON is Samsung’s own messaging service that was created to compete with Apple’s iMessage and the likes of other messaging services such as WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger. ChatON came as a preinstalled app on mostly all of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones (and also available on all platforms) and while it offered features like Group Chatting, Message Recall and Location Sharing, it can’t quite compete with other existing apps out there.

Samsung said in a statement that ChatON will be discontinued on February 1, 2015 on all markets except the US, where it will be disabled in the first quarter of next year.

Did you ever use ChatON? What messaging app do you prefer? Share them with us in the comments below.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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