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Samsung ChatON shutting down on February 1st

Samsung can’t seem to make up its mind about ChatON, its not so popular messaging service for its Galaxy series of phones and tablets. The company recently refuted a rumor that ChatON was shutting down, but has now said that the service will indeed be seeing its demise in the near future. ChatON will cease to function from February 1st except in the US, where it will shut down sometime in the first quarter, and existing users will be able to back up all their data.

Samsung has said that it has taken the decision to stop offering its messaging service due to “changing market conditions”, which is to say ChatON wasn’t really going anywhere among heavy competition from WhatsApp and other messaging services. Let us know whether you use ChatON or not, and if you will be disappointed that it will not be available for use in a couple of months.

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msakr
msakr

The first thing when I bought my Note 4, was disabling ChatOn to free some memory.
I definitely won’t miss it

sir_Inferno
sir_Inferno

I am using ChatON and it’s pitty that Samsung stop their servers. They should only make available to uninstall it but keep it from those, who wanna use it.

Savroula
Savroula

If ONLY Samsung would start developing unified messaging application, I believe it WOULD be very popular. For the time being, I find Disa a nice appl under Development. If Samsung did something like that, which would of course require plugins for 3rd party apps to work, then I am sure, this “bloatware” would become GOLD! ๐Ÿ˜› (Not having to instal Viber, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Skype etc etc etc) They would be making us all a favor. But that is my personal opinion.

na_bwn
na_bwn

Yes is off

gtone339
gtone339

Only used it once when I first bought my GSIII. Now I’m just using Facebook messenger/Viber instead.

DrJay
DrJay

I used this once. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA no I didn’t.

osame
osame

Good news, i already removed ChatOn by using titanium from system app

ironbat
ironbat

nice. i never really used it

gidzdlcrz
gidzdlcrz

Oh finally. Listen sammy. we don’t want your crapware. Just focus on creating a WONDERFUL smartphone. Focus on that. Because of your crappy bloatwares even the flagship phones & tablets lags and lets not forget the latency. Dispose other unit as well. Focus on a Phone, Phablet and Tablet Flagship. Im talking about S Series, Note Series and Tab Series. You’ll make more money from it.

My 2 cents.

arch421
arch421

It’s Great!

srlunar
srlunar

Never used it. Glad to hear the news.

q8peace
q8peace

its very good to be removed very useless they finally understand

melvarius
melvarius

i wonder what they’ll replace it with. we can’t have all that free memory going to to waste on the users lol

stalinkk
stalinkk

Very Sad to me…

taife32
taife32

Good riddance, I hope other unnecessary apps are shutdown too.

anan_stha
anan_stha

nice move samsung ๐Ÿ˜€

kennyng77
kennyng77

Never use it

pepooh696
pepooh696

they begin to understand about their useless apps

Ozzi94
Ozzi94

Hope it will be removed from the next ROM builds to free up some memory… :o)

Chilangus
Chilangus

ChatOFF ๐Ÿ˜›

JobKlimop
JobKlimop

Only used it when WhatsApp wasn’t working, which was about 1 time last year. So, it won’t really be missed.

pepooh696
pepooh696

i hope samsung will shutdown all their bloatwares