Samsung's cross-platform messenger ChatOn grows, reaches 100 million users


Samsung’s ChatOn instant messaging service has grown tremendously since it launched back in October 2011, and now it boasts a whopping 100 million users. ChatOn now works across 237 different countries and 63 languages. Samsung is offering its IM service on various platforms including the company’s feature phones and all major smartphone platforms - Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry smartphones.

The ChatOn IM is particularly popular in countries like India and China, and the United States, and it’s getting good traction in the Europe and the Middle East.

A key factor for the growth of ChatOn is that Samsung bundles it in its feature phones, as well as in Galaxy smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S III was the first to get it, and the current top shelf phones like the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 both have it on board.

On smartphones, ChatOn has fierce competition. Whatsapp, Skype and Viber all make for solid competitors. Which IM platform do you use, and why do you prefer it? Let us know in the comments below.

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source: Samsung Tomorrow

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