KakaoTalk : Messenger

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.16M reviews
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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 http://www.kakao.com/talk/en/contact
Follow us at http://twitter.com/kakaotalk
Updated on
Nov 14, 2022

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
3.16M reviews
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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Alexander Mann
August 12, 2022
got a message that if i don't access my account it would be deleted for inactivity. I tried accessing my account and i'm unable to login. I went onto their website login and was able to get in no problem. Reset my password, again, no issues on the web version. Tried again on mobile after deleting cache, storage and force stopping the app. nada. keeps telling me to check my account and password. So... not sure what's wrong with their servers.. but definitely not something to keep me around.
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A Google user
October 5, 2018
I would've given this a five until their recent update. I never get notifications from my friends when they send me messages, and yes I checked the settings. Still did nothing. I tried emailing them, didnt work. If you're going to put an email up, at least set it up. This app has been slowly getting worse and worse. Might be time to uninstall it unless they fix everything.
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What's new

• Improved My Profile QR
: Check My Profile QR in the Add Friend screen and decorate it with Kakao Friends.
• Improved image editor
: You can draw arrows in the drawing tool or enter texts.
: You can edit photos sent by friends and share them.
• Reaction items have been added to Voice Room.
: Set reaction items and express your feelings.
• More space in the Emoticon Favorites list.
: You can add up to 120 emoticons to the Favorites list.