Social networking has become serious business and messengers are continuing to please people all over the world. So every now and then you get to see additions to the market. But the ones which stick around have one thing in common. Luring features combined with smart and easy usability.
I have spent two weeks with a messenger and the conclusion is it has totally spoiled me.
ChatON, a messenger by Samsung Electronics CO.LTD. falls in a new class of social networking messengers. I’m here to tell you what’s in it.
I know I should take you through its features in a logical order but I am compelled to open with what makes this messenger shine in it’s glory. I heard this app has more features than a normal messenger and so naturally I was first looking for what it has that my current one doesn’t. A freehand drawing board! If you are a person who is filled with much more than words then this one will be a joy ride.
I’m on my way to meet a friend. My hair is a big mess and I wish to send a warning before she see it in 3D. Well, it’s either that or one of my tricks to further my career as an artist. All tools on your palette are great. There are great backgrounds and fun stickers you can paste on your drawing. Once you’re done you can send it instantly. Now here’s the best part: If you choose to send it in the animated form, it will send a fast clip on the way you drew it. That’s brilliant!
Coming to the main chat, all content gets well arranged thus making it easy to follow.
Along with all the smileys, they provide great animated icons. There are hundreds of them you can choose from. They come in small bunches which you can download for free, based on what theme appeals to you at that moment. It has turned out to be a favorite of many and the animations are indeed very expressive. Sending it is as simple as sending a smiley. Along with sending animation messages you can send, pictures, videos, audio, location info, contacts and more.
The app provides for group chats.
There is an interaction rank which tells you how often you chat with your buddies.
In every chat room, you can see all sent images and videos in a ‘trunk’.
ChatON is a free app available in 32 languages on several platforms and for various devices.
Note: Previously there were complaints of the messenger hanging on some devices. Now however, with their latest version 1.9.1 the bugs have been removed. My experience was with this version and I did not face any issues till date.
For iOS version 4.2.1 users, please update your iOS to version 4.3 or later before installing ChatON version 1.9.1 to avoid the problem of new version updating.
ChatON has turned out to be one of the most expressive global messengers.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.