Samsung’s got a number of its own services, including Milk Music, Milk Video and ChatOn. That lengthy list is about to get a bit shorter, though, as it looks like Samsung is planning to axe one of its services.
Multiple unnamed Samsung officials have told The Korea Times that the company’s ChatOn messaging service will be discontinued. One exec was quoted as saying that Samsung will exit the mobile messaging market in an effort to “restructure unprofitable businesses and improve profitability.” A second exec was quoted as saying that “From a business point of view, ChatOn isn’t a business that can show improvement in the future.”
ChatOn is expected to be shut down slowly and on a region by region basis, as the service is still popular in some markets.
Samsung introduced ChatOn in August 2011, and the service was updated with new features through 2014. Sammy’s been having a bit of a rough go as of late, though, and so it’s been looking for ways to cut back its offerings in order to cut costs. That includes launching fewer smartphones, and apparently reducing its software services as well.