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KakaoTalk is a downloadable software application for mobile devices that allows its users to send and receive messages including photos, videos, voice messages, URL links, and contact information, both on a one-to-one basis and in groups, all for free. To use the application, you only need to enter your phone number without registering or logging-in.
KakaoTalk's free call feature is a mVoIP feature that enables users to call each other once the connection has been established in the chatroom. (Call quality will be better when used in WiFi. When used in 3G network, you might incur operator data charges or internet access fees. KakaoTalk does not require any additional “in application” purchase.)
Tab on "Free Call" button on the mini profile of the friend you wish to call, or tab on "Request Free Call" button after tapping on the "+" button in a 1:1 chat room.
Our calling feature lets users to talk in chatrooms, so all requests come as push alerts. Before calling, try sending a message to the person you wish to call.
KakaoTalk's calling freature can sometimes get disconnected if your network or your friend’s network is unstable. If you are moving or if the network that you are connected to is weak, the quality of the call may drop. We recommend to call in WiFi for the best performance.
KakaoTalk's calling feature is available on 2.9.0 (iOS) and 2.8.0 (Android) or higher version of KakaoTalk. If you are running KakaoTalk on iPod Touch or other devices that do not have built-in microphone, we suggest you to use an earphone equipped with a microphone.
Once your call has been connected, the voice filter buttons will appear on the top of the chat room. Choose between alien and monster voice and speak to deliver a filtered voice to your friend.
Group Call is a mVoIP-based service which allows 3 to 5 friends to engage in free-call in a group chat room.
Group Call can be used between users who use iOS KakaoTalk version 3.2.0 or Android KakaoTalk version 3.5.1 or above.
If your device does not have an imbedded microphone (ex. iPod Touch), then please use an earphone that has a microphone.
(More stable service is provided if you use WIFI connection. You may be charged with a data fee in a 3G or 4G environment.
Data fees may differ depending on the service provider. Please contact your service provider for further information.)
Group Call may not be available in the following situations;
- If you use a KakaoTalk version that does not support Group Call (Android 3.5.1 or above, iPhone 3.2.0 or above)
- Group Call connection or quality of the connection may be poor if you or your chat partner's device or network status is in poor condition.
A KakaoTalk ID is a way to identify you from others without revealing your phone number. You can add people to your friends list if you know their IDs without having to know their phone numbers.
Go to "Settings" and choose "My Profile" to change your status message.
KakaoTalk allows users to set close friends as "Favorites". To add a friend to your "Favorites", press the star icon in your friend's miniprofile. Similarily, to delete a friend from your "Favorites", press the star icon in your friend's miniprofile.
You can change the order of your "Favorites" by pressing "Edit."
In the "Settings" menu, click "Tell a Friend" to send a SMS message or email containing a download link to your friends.
If you have Wi-Fi connection, chatting is free of charge. Otherwise, you will be charged according to your "Roaming" data service rate.
You can use KakaoTalk with overseas phone numbers. Please check that the country code is correct, then enter your phone number (without entering the country code), and then go through the SMS verification process. If the default country code is not correct, choose the correct country and the respective code will appear at the top of the page.
1. Setting the alert: Go to the iPhone's basic applicaton "Settings" menu and check if "Alert" is set to "On".
After verifying that the "Alert" is "On", go to KakaoTalk's settings, situated in the same menu, to check if "Alert", "Alarm", and "Sound" are "On".
After changing all of the modes that were mentioned above, make sure you put the iPhone on "Airplane mode" for 30 seconds and then restart it.
Then, activate the KakaoTalk application to complete the process.
2. Alert does not appear even after setting: To use the alerts, the TCP port 5223 needs to be open to TCP traffic. If you are connected to Wi-Fi, check with the Wi-Fi administrator if your TCP port 5223 is firewalled.
Refer to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3576?viewlocale=en_US for further reference.
3. If your iPhone/iPod is "Unlocked" or in a "Jail-break" state: Even though there is no official support for this, try using "pushfix".
Even when the alert is set correctly, it may not work 100% of the time. Especially when the accessed network is changing (Wi-Fi to 3G or vice versa), push alerts can be lost or delivered late. As iPod Touches work only with Wi-Fi, when they are on sleep-mode, push alerts will only arrive in 15 minute intervals.
Loading can get slower if you have many unread chatting lists or messages. It is best to first open all unread chatting lists and view unread messages, and then leave chatting lists that you have finished with. After doing so the loading will become considerably faster.
To leave a chat room, choose ""Chats"" from the lower tab menu and then press the ""Edit"" button on the upper left. If you press the left red button a ""Leave "" button will appear on the right side of the chatting list. If you press ""Leave"", the chatting list will be deleted.
As an alternative, when you draw a horizontal line across the chatting list a ""Leave"" button will come up (this is the same action as deleting SMS messages).
Keep in mind that if you leave a chat room, chat history will be deleted as well. If you wish to keep any part of the conversation, do not delete the chatting list.
Phone calls are not free and will be charged according to your service plan with telecom operators you subscribe to. KakaoTalk merely enables you to call without having to dial your friend's number.
You can use Kakao Talk on an iPad/iPod Touch. Install the application and enter a phone number which you can receive the SMS verification code on. You can use the same KakaoTalk service on your iPad/iPod Touch once the SMS verification process is successfully completed.
That is the number of your friends who have not yet read the message you sent. When all of your friends have checked the message, the number will disappear.
You can send pictures, videos, voice messages, URL links, and contact information from your iPhone address book. Voice messages have to be under 40 seconds, and videos have to be under 20 seconds(under 3MB). We are working to include maps and many other types of multimedia in later versions of KakaoTalk.
1. Go to the chatting menu and press the icon on the upper right hand corner.
You can start a group chat by choosing multiple friends from your friends list.
2. If you are already in a chat room, press the icon in the upper right hand corner, and select "invite". There, you can invite friends and start a group chat.
Click the person's profile picture and his/her mini-profile will appear.
By pressing the "Add" button, he/she will be added to your friends list.
Choose the chatting menu and press the edit button.
Delete the chatting lists that you want to end and stop receiving push alerts from.
You can delete or re-send the message by clicking the red exclaimation point icon on the left side of the message.
Select "My Profile" under "Settings" and set "My ID subject to Search" to "Off". By doing this, your ID will not be exposed to a third party's search.
Tap the top right icon in your group chat.
By setting the "Alert Option" to Off, you will no longer receive alerts from the group chat.
If you turn off alerts for a group chat, it will be indicated in the chats list.
Open "Alert Settings" under "Settings" and set "Alert for Group" to "Off" to no longer receive alerts from newly created group chats.
Go to "Background/Chat Settings" under "Settings" and press "Export Messages". Here, you can choose to send text messages only or all messages including mulitmedia.
Go to "Settings" and choose "Manage Friends".
Then export your friends list to your email account to keep it separate.
You can import this friends list later and/or add it to your existing friends list.
Delete and re-install KakaoTalk. Note that you will not be able to restore data associated with your previous account.
"Delete Account" will delete the account and all data associated with the account including phone numbers, friends list, and past chatting history. Chatting will no longer be available and deleted data will not be restored even after reinstallation.
1. Please check that you have entered your phone number correctly. When entering your phone number, you need to enter your cell phone number, omitting the nation code.
2. Depending on telecom operators in certain countries or regions, it may take a while for you to receive your SMS verification number. If the verification number does not come after 24 hours, please contact us through our website or via email.