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Price: Free

Category: Social Networking

Updated: May 23, 2012

Version: 2.9.6

Size: 16.2 MB

Seller: Kakao Corp.

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1 or later

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(99 Ratings)

All Versions

(6619 Ratings)

KakaoTalk Messenger by Kakao Corp.

KakaoTalk Messenger Screenshots


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.

Free call your friends with KakaoTalk
Unique voice filter option. Talk to your friends with hilarious voice tone.

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?
30 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.

*PLUS FRIEND: Add your favorite artists as Plus Friends and receive special contents and updates from them via KakaoTalk. Plus Friend may not be available in certain countries.

*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 Period

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What's New in Version 2.9.6

v2.9.6 Update
-Free Call Feature Released
-Voice alteration function on Free Call
-Enhanced message transfer speed
-Improvement on favorite friends feature
-Improvement on Plus Friend feature
-Other minor bugs fixed

* When you open up the application after downloading the update, a data optimization process will start. Please do not close the application before such process is completed. It could take a few minutes.

** We recommend you to save your personal data before you update for the latest version. You can save data through mobile backup, 'Connect to email account', and 'Export Friends List', etc.

*** If you have a problem in downloading or opening up the application, please turn off you device, then turn it on, and retry.

**** KakaoTalk application is free of charge. You will not be charged for $1 that you sometimes see when you update or install the application. Please inquire Apple for more details regarding this.

v2.9.5 Update
-Hide Friend
Swipe contact's name or select edit function in 'Friends' tab to put specific contacts hidden from the list.
- Delete function in 'Friends?'
You may delete unwanted people appearing on 'Friends?' tab by long pressing specific person or press edit on 'Friends?' tab to use delete function.
- Free Animated Emoticons
Total of 120 adorable animated emoticons are embedded with new KakaoTalk. You can access these emoticons by pressing the emoticons button at the bottom of the chat room.
- VoiceTalk ringtone alarm
: Separate ringtone alarm sound has been added for users to distinguish
- Favorite friends, group chat title & group chat rooms remaining after re-install
: After the re-install of KakaoTalk, favorite friends, title of group chats and group chat room list will remain in the app.
- Other minor enhancements

v2.9.0 Update
- New Alert sound added (Settings > Alert Settings > Aler Sound)
- Real time calling feature based on mVoIP, VoiceTalk, has been added.(Only users with Japan based phone numbers can request at the moment. All other users can only receive calls)
- If user was previously connected with Kakao account, then the application will be connected even the user re-installs the application
- Settings > Network Connection Test feature added
- Keypad in silent mode when entering passcode
- Enhanced application stability

Customer Reviews

(5 stars)
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Picture download (3 stars)
Everything's good but please fix the picture downloading. It is not working also does not show pictures when you click the profile picture

Best social app by far !!! (5 stars)
Love the new VoIP feature !!!! Clear and no lag or delay ! Far superior than viber or tango or even line !!!!

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