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.
KakaoTalk is updated regularly in order to provide you a better service.
This update includes bug fixes and stability improvements.
KakaoTalk is a fast & multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections.
More about KakaoTalk:
Chosen by more than 150 million users worldwide
Fast, fun, easy way to communicate with friends and family
Uses Internet connection (3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi) for calls and messaging
Supports: Android, iOS, Windows OS, Mac OS
- FAST: Speedy & reliable messaging no matter what your network
- FREE CHATS: FREE messages & multimedia (photos, videos, voice notes)
- FREE CALLS: High-quality voice calls (1:1 and group)
- EMOTICONS: Express it all with our included emoticons PLUS select from endless sticker collections in our Item Store
- GROUP CHAT: Chats with an unlimited number of friends
- PLUS FRIEND: Exclusive coupons & deals from your favorite brands
- VOICE FILTER: Fun free calls with Talking Tom & Ben's voice filters
- ANDROID WEAR: Reply with voice from wearable devices
Other Amazing Features:
- Share your location
- See who read your messages (unread count)
- Multitask during free calls (send messages in other chat rooms)
- Schedule appointments, lunches, gatherings (w/ reminders)
- Use KakaoTalk on any smartphone and PC (multi-platform)
- Have even more fun with Kakao mobile games
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