One of the things that distinguishes ChatON with other messaging services is that it allows users to communicate via almost every leading mobile platform and more importantly, over PC. Although, the web version of ChatON is coming soon, we managed to get an early peek at the web variant of Samsung’s messaging service.
Since ChatON is browser-based, the service will work irrespective of the OS. Using the service on the PC is quite easy. All you need is a Samsung account that ties the registered email ID with the ChatON service. The first time you login, ChatON will ask you to agree to the Terms & Conditions and some more personal details (filling the details is optional).
Once inside, the ChatON interface is quite easy to understand. The top navigation bar is populated with options like a new chat window, broadcast a message, grid window view, add or block buddy and device sync. Device Sync is totally optional but it allows a user to sync the existing ChatON contacts with the web version.
A user can add a ChatON buddy via two ways – one by adding his/her phone number and second by adding the Samsung account (email ID). Adding a buddy via a Samsung account is missing in the mobile version, which will apparently be added in the future version.
Anyways, chatting, as you’d expect, is in real time. However, some of the features in the web version is missing like Animated Messages.
Samsung should roll out the web version pretty soon.