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CyberLink U App for Android and iOS Transforms Instant Messaging with Distinctive Social Interaction Features

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CyberLink's innovative new app brings a brand new photo sharing experience for users to engage in photo chats, create collaborative albums and bolster the privacy of discrete interactions

London, United Kingdom - December 2, 2014 - CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), the world's leading consumer multimedia software company, today announced the official launch of U, an innovative photo and text messaging app featuring a distinctly rich social communication experience. The apps feature set makes it ideally positioned to enrich interactions with family and friends this holiday season, especially for those who are not able to be together.

"Photo messaging is a fresh new way to instantly share feelings and moments with friends and family, creating recorded memories that can be revisited," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "U includes features that make it perfect for expressive social communication and for capturing and enhancing group events. U also places control of users' content back in their hands for a more secure messaging experience."

Uniquely U

U takes a distinctive approach to messaging with a set of features not found in any other instant communication app:

Photo Chats - Share comments directly on photos, all comments can stay with the photos forever if the user chooses.

Collaborative Group Albums - Create a single album that only selected contacts can add photos to and comment on. Ideal for social gatherings and events.

Audio Photos - Merge photo and audio by adding a voice recording to tell the story and background behind the picture.

Photo Journals - Add personal notes to photos in albums. Remember all the details of favorite photo moments.

Enhanced Privacy

With personal account security breaches making headlines around the world, U offers effective new ways to maintain control over shared messages:

Recall Messages - Remove text, photos and stickers from recipients' devices even after they've been read.

Break Up - Delete full history with a friend by taking back all content including messages and photos and deleting them from the Contacts list.

Self-Destruct -Set the timer for messages, photos or stickers to disappear in as little as three seconds or as long as seven days.

Delay Send - Schedule messages, photos and stickers to be sent at a specific time and date. Never forget birthdays or other important moments again.

CyberLink App Ecosystem

In the coming months, U will be fully integrated into CyberLink's multimedia ecosystem, the world's most complete set of consumer digital media solutions. Currently, more than 10 million users of YouCam Perfect - the world's favorite selfie app-are able to use U to store their snaps.

Selfie Diary - U automatically archives photos taken with YouCam Perfect. Enjoy unlimited photo storage.

The Essential Holiday Season App

U's new messaging and photo sharing experience also helps users to capture the spirit of holiday parties via collaborative photo albums. By adding event attendees to a group, users can upload photos they take to a common album accessible to all. Group members can comment on any photos in the album providing an interactive and memorable archive of holiday events.

A blog article describing how U can help to enhance holiday celebrations can be read at: http://create-n-play.blogspot.com/2014/12/announcing-cyberlink-u-messenger-app.html

U Messenger Availability

U is available free on the App Store and Google Play.

To learn more about CyberLink's family of mobile Apps, please visit CyberLink App Zone.

About CyberLink

CyberLink (5203.TW) is a world leader in multimedia software design. Since 1996, CyberLink has transformed how people enjoy and create media on PCs, mobile devices and in the Cloud. The company's award-winning products are sold to all major PC manufacturers as well as millions of customers worldwide. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, CyberLink also runs regional operations through offices in the US, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific territories. Further information about CyberLink can be found at cyberlink.com.