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
May 22, 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

Ratings and reviews

3.08M reviews
Ved Prasad
March 28, 2023
KakaoTalk is an excellent carrier application that is loved by countless individuals around the world. It deals with mobile, desktop computer as well as even wearable gadgets, so you can always remain connected. The application has lots of attributes, consisting of voice as well as video clip messaging, team messaging and even more. It's very easy to utilize and also ideal for remaining in touch with family and friends.
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Dave H
May 31, 2023
Edit: still can't use my Bluetooth earbuds to make phone calls. If there is something I need to do to enable it could you please let me know. Very frustrating. The app worked fine until the latest major update. It changed the layout/format when you make calls and now none of my Bluetooth headphones work for calls. All other social media and calling apps have no problem. Just this one. Seriously reconsidering the investment I've made into this app.
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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

• Bug fixes and stability improvements

• Added the "Leave Silently" feature to Kakao Lab.
: You can choose to leave a group chatroom silently.
• Added the Quick Reaction feature to Kakao Lab.
: You can double-tap a speech bubble quickly to leave hearts.
• Added a feature to add descriptions to media files.
: You can add a brief description to in the media and photo editor.
: Descriptions can be seen in View More.