KakaoTalk : Messenger

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.1
3.17M reviews
100M+
Downloads
Editors' Choice
Content rating
Teen
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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
- Complications provided for Watch Faces

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


MESSAGES
· 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

OPEN CHAT
· 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

VOICE & VIDEO CALLS
· 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

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

STICKERS
· 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

CALENDAR
· 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

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

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※ Access permission

[Required]
- Photos, videos and audio: Used to send or save files in your device, including photos, video and audio files.
- Phone: Maintain the verification status of the device.
- Contacts: Access the contacts of the device and add friends.

[Optional]
- Notifications: Used to receive new KakaoTalk message alerts.
- 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
Apr 18, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

4.1
3.08M reviews
Y Shin
September 26, 2020
I noticed I didn't receive any messages at peak time for me... until I opened the app. I got a glaringly yellow screen that read "Updating". I was concerned about how much data this was using up as my battery was running low. After it updated, I received all the messages, all at once. Because of this experience, I missed a very important message and replied 4 hours late. This is badly designed. Please fix this immediately... had this been an emergency, there would've been tragic consequences.
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christopher roden
December 15, 2020
This was my app that I lived by to keep with my friends in Korea. Lately this thing is a mess. I don't hear the ring tones, the video constantly freezes, and I keep getting " this feature is unavailable right now." Before any say it's due to internet connection, I have tried to use my phone data and turned of Wi-Fi so there is no excuse!!! This problem needs to be addressed immediately because this has been going on for a month and a half.
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K. Seo
March 7, 2021
In general, the app is good. Especially I like the feature to be able to send the links to my own account for future reading/watching. However, the voice call doesn't ring at all. I miss "all" calls because of this. I tested it several times but even when the app is open and I'm staring at it, it's a hit or miss. Something is wrong. Hope it's fixed soon. Therefore only two stars.
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What's new

[v1.9.2]
KakaoTalk is updated regularly in order to provide you a better service.
This update includes bug fixes and stability improvements.