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KakaoTalk Messenger is more than a basic chat tool; it combines a number of features and tools to create a communication environment very much like a social network, but with a much greater emphasis on one-on-one and personal conversations. The app is designed for easy access to your contacts, combined with a number of additional tools to enhance your use of the service.
One of the most important things about KakaoTalk is the ability to connect with other users, so before you can use it, you must connect your phone number to an account. This requires a couple of verification steps, but when done, the app can access your contact list and check to see who you know that uses the app. You can then friend them and start chatting. Of course, there is far more to it than that. Chatting can be done in groups, in chat rooms, directly with people on your friend list, or via video or voice chat. You can also find people by ID search, QR code (scanning their phones), or shaking the phone near someone else with an account. Search tools exist, as well, but the dual verification system maintains privacy within the system. Other fun additions like items, themes, and a Plus-Friends list for celebrities and popular users are all welcome features.
It's no wonder that KakaoTalk is becoming increasingly popular with teenagers and younger adults who are jaded by the privacy issues that major social networks like Facebook tend to have. It is quick, mobile, and flexible enough to adjust to how you use the tool. For those that enjoy its use, there are many ways to do so.
No more texting overage, texting plans or any other hassles related to texting. KakaoTalk is a free smartphone messenger that allows users to send and receive messages including photos, videos, voice notes, and contact information through one-on-one and group chats internationally. CNets No. 1 Free Messaging App! Kakaotalk is fast, easy and fun. Hands-down the BEST smartphone messenger app! KakaoTalk has no fee, no hidden cost and no limitation unlike other similar apps.-----------------------------------------WHY KakaoTalk?25 Million Approve. Download it and find out what its all about!-----------------------------------------*FREE, UNLIMITED, GLOBAL: KakaoTalk uses WIFI or your existing data plan (3G) to let you send and receive unlimited texts, photos, videos and audios to other KakaoTalk users for FREE. No matter what country you or your friend live in, KakaoTalk works globally and there is not international charge. *UNLIMITED GROUP CHAT: Create groups on the go, invite as many friends as you want and chat all together at once. Unlike other apps, KakaoTalk has no limit to how many people you can invite in a group chat. Organizing a group activity made fun and easy!*NO DELAY: Send texts, photos, videos and voice notes in lightning speed. Plus, know instantly when the message is sent and read.*VOICE NOTE: Record your message with superb quality and send it to your friends with just a click. *NO HASSEL SIGNING UP: No registration, no extra phone number, no membership. Just download KakaoTalk, enter your phone number, confirm, and youre done! Simple as that~ *ADD FRIENDS AUTOMATICALLY: No need to manually invite friends and have them approve you. Your contacts will be automatically added to your KakaoTalk friends list straight from your phonebook. *SIMPLE & EASY: KakaoTalk is ultra-easy to use.*KAKAOTALK ID: Connect with people without sharing your phone number. Simply add them as your Kakao friends by entering their KakaoTalk IDs*NO ADS PeriodIf you have any feedback, questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at http://www.kakao.com/talk/en/contactFollow us at http://twitter.com/kakaotalk
What's new in this version:
v2.8.1 Update- The following issues have been fixed: On iOS5 friends list not showing properly when choosing chat friends: app is forced to close in the middle of scrolling friends list or chat rooms: profile image not being able to be enlarged: photos and videos fail to be attached while exporting chat records to email: keyboard being shown as a black screen in chat roomsv2.8.0 Update- Support for Additional Languages (Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Thai, Turkish, German, French, Portugues... See all new features »