Kakao Talk is a free instant messaging app similar to other services like WhatsApp or WeChat. It was launched in 2010 by the South Korean company of the same name and has become an ecosystem of applications and functionalities, in the style of the “X” super app that Elon Musk wants to turn Twitter into.
With Kakao Talk you can send messages, make video calls, create custom emoticons, promote your business and much more.
Most of Kakao Talk’s users are concentrated in South Korea, but the app’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years in other markets. In fact, it has become one of the most used messaging services and apps to make free video calls in places like Italy or the Netherlands.
Due to its success in the app market, Kakao has more than 100 million users. It should also be noted that the application is translated into the following languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, etc. The various languages available have allowed it to reach more people around the world.
How to start using Kakao Talk
To join the Kakao Talk user community you just have to follow a few simple steps. As easy as with any other messaging app, you can get it in the Google Play Store for Android phones and in the Apple Store if you have an iPhone. Simply download the app and set it up with your phone number or email address.
Keep in mind that in Kakao Talk modifying your contact information is extremely cumbersome. For this reason, it is recommended that you pay close attention when you add your number or email for the first time.
What features does Kakao Talk offer?
The main attraction of Kakao is that it offers a large number of functions unified within a single system. This is a quality that makes it unique within the field of messaging applications and social networks.
– Free and unlimited calls and text messages.
– The platform allows you to share videos, voice messages, images and links with all your contacts.
– You can create group chats.
– You can search for contacts just by putting the person’s Kakao ID. No need to know your phone number or any other cumbersome information.
– Something differential is that it has games within the system that you can only find in Kakao.
Kakao Talk is also a very safe app. It includes options like two-step verification and private messages with end-to-end encryption. Likewise, you can always use a VPN to access the app in a more secure way.
Channels on Kakao Talk
Kakao Talk allows you to create channels like Telegram or like the recently released Instagram channels, but aimed at companies. With them, many companies manage their marketing campaigns and offer customer service.
To create the channel, you just have to enter the Kakao Business administration page and log in with your personal account. Next, click the yellow “Create Channel” button, set your channel name, add a short description, and upload a profile photo. When you have everything ready, you can choose between the options to make your channel public or private.