Samsung is bidding adieu to 2012 by updating its ChatON messaging service for mobiles to version 2.0 that includes many changes like multiple image messaging, new social features, syncing across devices and enhanced support for tablet users.
Mobile users can now send multiple images at once, change the fonts of their chat and even send animations alongside text. The social networking experience has been enhanced by additional improvements to the 'My Page' feature now supports offline posting of comments, though they are not published until the devices goes online. Further, users can now also invite friends to ChatON conversations from a wider variety of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
An innovative feature called 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.
But the most noticeable change is the ability to sync across multiple devices. By logging in with their Samsung account, users can now access their chat history, friend list and live chats on up to five of their devices. Now the app competes in the league of other messaging clients like WhatsApp and WeChat.
The app has also been updated for tablets that provides push-to-talk voice messaging, in addition to a number of other editing and settings-related changes that makes tablet users close to, if not at par with mobile ones.
Here's a full change log of the app on the Google Play store:
ChatON v2.0.5 update includes:
ChatON Tablet v1.9.3 update includes:
- Sign in with Samsung account: All connected devices receive the same message simultaneously
- Move Special buddy to More menu
- Improvement of My Page: Multiple profile images & Comment on PostON
- Change font style of chat room
- Send multiple images at once
- Send Anicon/Animessage+text
- Walkie-talkie [push-to-talk]
- Improvement to My Page
- Add image effects
- Add group profile editing
- Add members of chat room as a group
- Add typing status
(Google Play, Free) ChatON
(Samsung Apps, Free)