Samsung ChatON Updated to Handle Larger File Transfers, Message Recall Feature Added

April 3, 2014 - Written By Jeremiah Nelson

Samsung’s ChatON app got a pretty big update a few days ago. In the sea of competing chat apps, Samsung just made theirs a good bit better. The new version is 3.5.59, and it adds some features that users have been asking for. ChatON now supports file transfers of up to 1 GB in size, making it easier than ever to share even large videos with your family and friends. Transferring large files like this is limited to only 5 per day, so keep that in mind. This new feature isn’t available in every country, either. The app also got a nice security update, adding the ability to cancel a message once its been sent. This feature will let users delete a message that has been sent to someone else, even if the other person has already read the message. If you’ve ever accidentally sent a message to the wrong contact, or even if you’ve just wanted to delete a message that you’ve sent, ChatON will now let you do it. This should also delete the message from the servers that Samsung has set up for ChatON.

Samsung also added real-time location sharing using the built-in Glympse location service, which is great if you’re trying coordinate a group meet up. Other new features in ChatON include the ability to have a group chat with up to 1,001 people, although we don’t know why you’d ever need that. There’s also some enhanced translations, and added language support for Hindi, Turkish, Farsi, and Arabic.

There are a ton of chat apps available for users to choose from, but Samsung includes ChatON with its devices so most Samsung users have at least seen the app on their phone or tablet. Other apps like BBM for Android have been updated recently, too. This ChatON update is a fairly large one, adding a bunch of new features and making the service better for anyone that uses it.

Hit the source link below to find and download ChatON from the Google Play Store. Do you use ChatON? What’s your favorite chat app?