KakaoTalk Messenger

KakaoTalk Messenger

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,773
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 30, 2011
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
  • File Size:
    3.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:
    #29 in SMS Tools

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Editors' Review

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KakaoTalk Messenger puts a really exciting spin on the free-text app by adding fun icons and a great layout. The only problem is that it doesn't really seem to have caught on very well. It has enough going for it that it might be worth sharing with your friends, though.

You can only chat with your friends if they've already signed up for KakaoTalk. During testing, it only found two people from a contact list of hundreds. For what it's worth, KakaoTalk Messenger seems to be more popular in Korea, with many top Korean celebrities having accounts. If you do find your friends, you can do a solo or group chat with them. You can also add animated icons, but many require you to fork over some real money. There are some cute ones, but a lot of them have that sickeningly-sweet Hello Kitty aesthetic. Call quality is decent, plus you can optimize the app from the settings menu. From there, you'll find some advanced notification settings and the ability to change themes. You can even create your own themes on the fly.

A chat app is only as strong as its users, and this one is lacking in that category. It makes up for it with lots of cute icons that will go over well with a certain crowd. If you can convince your friends and family to sign up for KakaoTalk Messenger, you might have a good time with it.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very convenient to use but can have some improvements."

January 26, 2014  |  By tf245yay

 |  Version: KakaoTalk Messenger 2.6.0

Pros

If you're someone that wants to save money on your phone bill, this app is great for you. You can call anyone in the world for free as long as they have KaKaoTalk installed simply by sharing your KaKao ID's. This is very useful for relatives over-sea as they can just call each other on KaKaoTalk for free rather than paying a huge phone bill for an international call.

Other than an alternative to a phone, this app is also convenient when you need to IM someone, as it is very fast. You can send text, pictures, stickers, voice messages, etc. to anyone for free.

Last but not least, KaKao, is also a great Social Network service. You can share media between friends and more. KaKao also offers many social games just like Facebook.

Cons

You are required to have a mobile number that you can use for verification and free texting apps (e.g. Google Voice, Pinger, etc.) are not allowed to prevent spam.

This service also lacks a video call feature that others have.

Some users have also reported experiencing various bugs.

Summary

Overall, KaKaoTalk is a great app for anyone to check out. It can be a great alternative to calling via a traditional phone or a cell-phone as ALL calls are completely for free. The only requirement is that both parties have a KaKao ID (which is free). And lastly, this app is quite funny in many ways.

So I recommend that you all check it out!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.0
- 14 new emoticons added- Spam report feature added- UI improvements in sending messages- Photo uploading speed improved- applied C2DM (Japan)- fixed the problem with displaying date in chatroom.- Minor bugs fixed
General
Publisher Kakao
Publisher web site http://www.kakao.com/en
Release Date November 30, 2011
Date Added November 30, 2011
Version 2.6.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory SMS Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android 2.2, Android
Additional Requirements Compatible with Android 2.2 and above.
Download Information
File Size 3.17MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,773
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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