In a statement to the Verge, the company stated:
The recent rumors concerning ChatOn have been false, as ChatOn will continue to be offered to consumers worldwide.
Though it does have 100 million users — it’s not specified whether these are registered or active — there are many who consider ChatON more bloatware than anything. The service is one of Samsung’s non-profitable services and so the reports would not have surprised anyone had they turned out to be true.
Of course, next to WhatsApp, WeChat, and a host of other messaging apps to choose from, many of which have many times more users than ChatON, it’s difficult to say whether the app itself has a truly long term future, let alone a profitable one.
ChatON is downloadable on most smartphone platforms.
Are you a Samsung ChatON user? If so, what makes you choose it over other apps? Let us know in the comments!
Thanks Emily for the tip!