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Samsung updates ChatON with message recall feature, larger file transfers, and more


Last updated: April 3rd, 2014 at 11:28 UTC+02:00

Samsung has pushed a major update to its ChatON messaging app, adding a plethora of features and bumping the version to 3.5. The standout feature here is something privacy advocates should love – ChatON now allows users to recall/delete a message they might have sent to a contact, even if said contact has already received or read the message. This seems to be focused at letting users recall messages they send to unknown contacts by accident, though it should also delete the messages from Samsung’s servers. Also included in the update is the ability to transfer files up to 1GB in size, though you’re limited to sending only 5 per day and the feature is only available in certain countries at the moment.

Other features introduced by the update include the ability to share real time location details with contacts through integration with the Glympse location sharing service, hold group chats with up to 1,001 persons, enhanced translation, and support for Arabic, Turkish, Farsi and Hindi for a total of 14 supported languages. It’s a pretty big update that should make for a better experience for all ChatON users, and it can be downloaded either via the Play Store or through Samsung Apps.

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