KakaoTalk : Messenger

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.17M reviews
Editors' Choice
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About this app

With more than 150 Million users worldwide, KakaoTalk is a messenger app connecting people and the world. It works across mobile, desktop and wearable devices. Enjoy KakaoTalk anytime, anywhere in real-time!

KakaoTalk is now available on Wear OS

- Check your recent chat history including group chats, 1:1 chats and chats in My Chatroom.
- Respond faster with emoticons and quick reply
- Reply with voice/text/handwriting from wearable devices

※ KakaoTalk on Wear OS must be synced with your KakaoTalk on mobile.

· Simple, fun and reliable messaging in every network
· Make group chats with unlimited number of friends
· See who read your messages with unread count feature

· The easiest way to find new friends across the world who share the same interests
​​· Enjoy chats anonymously and share your interests, hobbies, and lifestyles

· Enjoy 1:1 or group voice and video calls
· Change your voice with our Talking Tom & Ben voice filters
· Multitask while on voice & video calls

· Change and customize your KakaoTalk with official and customized themes
· Create your profile with photos, videos, stickers, music and more!

· A variety of sticker collections that make chatting extra fun
· From popular stickers to the latest stickers, send as many stickers you want with Emotion PLUS

· View events and anniversaries scattered in different chatrooms at a glance
· Our Assistant Jordy will remind you of any upcoming events and help you manage schedules

· Live Talk : real-time live chat and live streaming
· Kakao Channel : exclusive coupons & deals from your favorite brands
· Share your location and more!

※ Access permission

- Storage: Send photos, videos and files to the device from KakaoTalk, or save them.
- Phone: Maintain the verification status of the device.
- Contacts: Access the contacts of the device and add friends.

- Camera: Use Face Talk, take pictures and videos, scan QR codes, and scan credit card numbers for Kakao Pay.
- Microphone: Use voice calls and voice recording for Voice Talk, Face Talk, voice messages, etc.
- Location: Use location-based services such as sending the location information of a chatroom.
- Calendar: Create and edit events in the Calendar app of the device.
- Bluetooth: Connect wireless audio devices (call, voice message recording & playing, etc).
- Accessibility: Save the user's ID and password in Talkdrive and enter them automatically for log-in.

* You can still use the app even if you don't agree to grant optional accesses.
* You may not be able to use some services normally if you don't agree to grant optional accesses.

Contact us at https://cs.kakao.com/helps?service=8&locale=en
Follow us at http://twitter.com/kakaotalk
Updated on
Mar 16, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.17M reviews
February 15, 2023
Used to be good but now the app and esp PC app is so slow. It takes 20 seconds for messages to go or send. Instant messaging was a thing in 2000 guys, c'mon. Also there's a shortcut to wipe all ur messages. It's not listed but it's possible to hit it by accident. Why does it exist, other than to screw me by accident or maybe because they're all cheating ****s I don't know.
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October 15, 2022
I've been using Kakao for more than a decade and it has only gotten more and more annoying to use. Most of the time I have problems sending messages and have to resend them multiple times until they finally go through, calls often go undetected from no notification. Kakao has made many changes to the apps but when it comes down to it, I use this app for sending messages and calling. If I can't even send a message reliably the first time, it seriously deters me from using it further. Sorry.
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Hank S.
January 12, 2021
Easy to use, free chat and video calling and more. Responsive customer service when needed. Only glitch is it's non-English speaking company (Korean) so there are a few bumps here and there. Also transferring your service to a new phone is complicated, especially if you get a new number, too (you lose photos, videos--even more if not very careful). On the other hand, it offers nice emoji and can be downloaded and used by everyone including people who have nothing to do with Korea.
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What's new

• Use voice filters and change your voice to make the conversation more fun!
• You can now easily copy closed polls.
• The create poll by date screen has been improved.
• You can now create a new team chat with members from existing group chatrooms.
• You can now add up to five (5) profile reaction stickers.
• Go to Chatroom Settings > Load All Chat Messages to load all previous team chat messages.
• You can now change the language in Settings (Android 13 or higher)