September 30, 2013
Samsung’s ChatON messaging service passes 100 million registered users
Samsung has today announced that ChatON, its cross-platform mobile messaging service, has passed 100 million registered users. The company claims it has added 50 million new sign-ups over the last four months. TheNextWeb reports.
ChatON offers free messaging and is available across Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone, while it comes pre-loaded on “most major” devices in Samung’s Galaxy range.
How does that compare to the competition?
WhatsApp leads the industry with 300 million monthly active users (its registered user base is unknown but likely much higher), but ChatON is ahead of BlackBerry’s BBM (60 million), Kik (80 million) and others. However, Asian rivals WeChat, Line and Kakao Talk are larger in size, based on user numbers.
ChatON is available in 237 different countries and in 63 languages. Samsung says that, in particular, it has charted “steady growth” in India, China, and the United States, while it is growing in Europe and the Middle East too.
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