Samsung has just released a new update for its default Messages app in One UI. Actually, the company released not one but three updates on the same day, and they all share one changelog, which, for now, appears to exist only in the company’s native language.
Oddly enough, Samsung rolled out Messages versions 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, and 18.104.22.168 one after another earlier today. All three updates have the same changelog in Korea, which reads as follows once machine-translated:
- Support electronic document box
- Support gifting Samsung Pay in group chat
- Support chat + help
- Other UI improvements and bug fixes
It’s unclear why Samsung rolled out three updates on the same day without expanding upon the subsequent releases. But it is possible that the company addressed some bugs that may have snuck past the developers in the first couple of updates.
For now, these new Samsung Messages features appear to have been released only in South Korea, but the latest version may gradually go live in more markets.
Apple introduced its Pay platform to Korean customers recently, so it’s not surprising that Samsung’s new Messages update brings extra functionalities for Samsung Pay customers. According to the translated changelog, Messages users can now make gifts in group chats using Samsung Pay. We’ll have to wait and see if this functionality reaches more markets soon.