Samsung’s ChatON app crosses 100 million registered users, no word on the number of active users

Samsung has announced that ChatON, its cross-platform messaging app now has more than 100 million registered users globally. The South Korean company also added that the app, which is available on major platforms like Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, has signed up more than 50 million new users in the last four months itself.

Now, this achievement might sound impressive, but it’s important to read the announcement carefully as Samsung has said that 100 million is the number of ‘registered’ users and not active users. Considering that the app comes pre-loaded on most of its phones like Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note3, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Camera, we have a feeling that many “registered users” would be the ones who have merely created a Samsung account when they set up the phone for the first time. The real number of users who actively use the messaging platform could very well be much lower than 100 million.
Samsung also adds that the app is now available in 237 countries in as many as 63 languages and credits this milestone to countries like China and India. In contrast, its messaging app rivals like WhatsApp or Line are leagues ahead. The former has more than 300 million active monthly users, while the latter claims to have more than 200 million users globally.


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