KakaoTalk is a downloadable software application for mobile devices that allows its users to send and receive messages including photos, videos, URL links, 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.
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.
In the Friends tab, press the icon located at the top right of the screen. Then press "Find Friends with IDs" to search for a friend using his/her KakaoTalk ID.
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."
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.
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.
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, URL links. 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.
Open the "Friends" or "Friends?" menu and press edit.
"Block" people you no longer want to chat with.
If you want to unblock someone, go to "Manage Friends" under "Settings" and press "Blocked". Here, you can unblock previously blocked friends.
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.
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.
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.
In order to prevent spams, we do not allow virtual numbers, internet phone numbers, etc.