Samsung’s ChatOn Will Soon be ChatOff

Samsung has confirmed that the ChatON messaging service will come to a Samsung Chat On_itvoicehalt in all regions except US from 1 February onwards. Notably the company had called the reports about ChatON’s closure as false in November, but it has not taken a U turn and told Engadget that it will soon shut the messaging service.

The Korean based company had mentioned in a statement issued to Engadget, “On February 1, 2015, ChatON will be discontinued in all markets except the United States, as we strive to meet evolving consumer needs by focusing on our core services. We remain committed to offering services that cater to our consumers’ lifestyles and add value to their everyday lives.”

The Samsung Galaxy devices had the ChatON messaging app preloaded in them, however it didn’t get much popular among the users. Even though the company, back in 2013 had claimed that the messaging app has been subscribed by over 100 million users worldwide. But the service was barely user to exchange messages by the users.

The company had notably disclosed only the number of subscribers of the messaging app, but then it never stated about the monthly active users base. The reports regarding the shutdown of Samsung CHatON service were first disclosed in the brand’s home country, which said that the company is planning to close the instant messaging service stating, “To restructure unprofitable businesses and improve profitability.” It even stated that officials believe that ChatON business is among those venture which might not show any progress.

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