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Samsung updates ChatON with enhanced messaging features

Samsung has updated its ChatON instant message software to version 3.5, which introduces recalling of sent messages and larger file sharing, up to 1GB.
April 3, 2014

Given that Samsung shifts a ton of handsets each year, there’s a good chance that a few of you out there have used, or are currently using, Samsung’s cross-platform ChatON instant messaging software. Samsung has just updated ChatON to version 3.5, which packs in some interesting new features.

First up, version 3.5’s major change comes in the form of a bolstering to the system’s file sharing capabilities. Users can now share larger media files than before, up to 1GB in size. However, there is a limit on this, users can only upload five large videos each day, which is probably as much as most people’s bandwidth would allow for anyway.

The second big change is the ability to recall sent messages. If you’re a typo prone individual, or just can’t keep messages in the right conversation, then message recall will allow you to remove your regrettable messages, even if they’ve already been read by other users. The sender simply taps and holds the message bubble and selects ‘Recall’ to remove the offending text.

Samsung Chat on version 3-5

ChatON 3.5 also comes with a few other tweaks and features, including real-time location sharing, increased capacity for group chats, the upper limit has jumped from 200 to 1,001 persons, and improved message integration, which allows users to manage their ChatON and SMS/MMS messages from the same sender in a single chat.

Finally, Version 3.5 adds in a number of new language translations, including Arabic, Turkish, Farsi and Hindi, bringing the total number of languages supported by ChatON to 14. If you’d like to test out these features for yourself, you can grab the app from the Play Store for free.