In odd news, Samsung is to shut down its successful instant messaging service, ChatOn, on Feb. 1, 2015. As at September 2013, ChatOn was reported as having 100 million active users. At that time, that was 20 million users more than BBM had. As such, it is odd that one news report says that the service is being shut down because it has “failed to garner a big market presence”.
Perhaps ChatOn has not gained as much traction as others did since then? The service was launched in October 2011, and is currently available in 237 countries for Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones.
For some reason, ChatOn will stay active in the USA after it has been turned off everywhere else on February 1. It will be turned off in the US at a later date. Users will be able to store their chat records, photos and videos shared through the messenger before the suspension.