KakaoTalk Messenger Archives

KakaoTalk Messenger Archives

KakaoTalk Messenger Archives

KakaoTalk Messenger Archives


KakaoTalk screenshot showing the "Live Talk" feature in a group chat
Developer(s)Kakao Corp.
Initial releaseMarch 18, 2010; 10 years ago (2010-03-18)
Operating systemiOS, macOS, Android, Bada, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Windows NT, Nokia Asha
Available in15 languages
TypeInstant messaging client

KakaoTalk (Hangul: 카카오톡), commonly referred to as KaTalk in South Korea, is a free mobile instant messagingapplication for smartphones with free text and free call features, operated by Kakao Corporation. It was launched on March 18, 2010 and is currently available on iOS, Android, Bada OS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Nokia Asha, Windows and macOS.

As of May 2017, KakaoTalk had 220 million registered and 49 million monthly active users. It is available in 15 languages.[1] The app is also used by 93% of smartphone owners in South Korea, where it is the number one messaging app.[2]


In addition to free calls and messages, users can share photos, videos, voice messages, location, URL links as well as contact information. Both one-on-one and group chats are available over WiFi, 3G or LTE, and there are no limits to the number of people on a group chat.

Airlines such as Southwest which allow free WhatsApp in flight also have functionality for KaTalk, even though their literature omits to mention same.

The app automatically synchronizes the user’s contact list on their smartphones with the contact list on the app to find friends who are on the service. Users can also search for friends by KakaoTalk ID without having to know their phone numbers. The KakaoTalk service also allows its users to export their messages and save them.[3]

KakaoTalk began as a messenger service but has become a platform for the distribution of various third-party content and apps, including hundreds of games, which users can download and play with their friends through the messaging platform.[4] Through the "Plus Friend" feature, users can follow brands, media and celebrities to receive exclusive messages, coupons and other real-time information through KakaoTalk chatrooms. Users can also purchase real-life goods through the messenger's "Gifting" platform.[5]

Besides those listed above, the app has these additional features:

  • VoiceTalk, free calls and conference calls (with support for up to five people)
  • Photo, video, location, and contact information sharing
  • Polling and scheduling feature for members in the chatroom
  • K-pop & Local Star Friends (Plus Friends)
  • Walkie-talkie
  • Customizable themes (for iOS and Android)
  • Game platform
  • Stickers and animated emoticons
  • Plus Mate: You can add your favorite brand, star, or media as your friend to receive a variety of content and benefits.[6]
  • First mobile messenger to acquire ISO 27001 certification[7]
  • KakaoPay (for South Korean users), a mobile payment and digital wallet service.
  • Open Chat
  • In 2012, the app released a new emoticon service called Kakao Friends.
  • In September 2015, the firm entered the corporate messaging market with the launch of Kakao AllimTalk service, which enables companies to send out data-heavy messages without having to add recipients as friends on KakaoTalk.
  • Item Store, a place where you can purchase themes, emoticons, and stickons using Kakao's currency, "choco."
  • KakaoStyle
  • Kakao mail[8]
  • Kakao music: It is a music social service provided by Kakao. It is separated into separate applications. Users can express their status through music on their profiles.
  • Kakao TV: Some of the important scenes from real-time TV viewing or programs that have already been broadcast are shown briefly. It is separated into separate applications.[9]
  • Search: As Kakao acquires Daum, KakaoTalk users can search directly in chat rooms using Daum's search engine. Previously, they had to leave KakaoTalk while chatting and go back to the Internet to search, but now can search in the chat room and share search results immediately.

Company business model[edit]

KakaoTalk, a free mobile messenger application for smartphones, revealed its first profits of $42 million in 2012 and $200 million in revenue for 2013. With 93% of South Korea's population using KakaoTalk on their smartphones, Kakao Corp. has provided users a large range of services including games and retail commerce.

Government surveillance[edit]

Following criticism of the South Korean government's response to the Sewol Ferry Disaster, Korean authorities announced a "zero-tolerance policy" which involved investigation and detention of individuals deemed to be spreading libel through Internet media.[10] Some KakaoTalk users have received notices that their messaging accounts were searched by South Korean authorities.

KakaoTalk API[edit]

KakaoTalk made its platform API available for the developers. The development stack currently supports iOS, Android, REST, and Javascript. User administration based API and push based API are currently available, and the analytic API is planned for its release.[11]


Korean culture[edit]

A solitary chat room is a kind of open chat room, where many anonymous people gather to talk about specific topics, communicating only with images, without using text or emoticons. In other words, it is making a story out of images only. Similar chat rooms have sprung up as an open chat room that exchanges food pictures without a word became popular. As the popularity of the celebrity themed "solitary chat rooms" grew, celebrities went into the chat room themselves.[12]


KakaoTalk is available in 15 languages and used in over 130 countries.[13]

On July 26, 2011, Kakao Corp. established Japanese Corp., Kakao Japan and appointed Cha-Jin Park as a representative. According to company officials, the app appears to be very actively used in Japan.[14] When a massive earthquake hit Japan on March 11, 2011, KakaoTalk's messaging traffic in Japan surged as millions of people sought to confirm the safety of friends and family. KakaoTalk played an important role as a data network-based communication method; it successfully replaced disabled wired and wireless networks and helped connect the disaster-stricken.[15]

KakaoTalk has targeted countries in Southeast Asia where no dominant mobile messenger service stands. KakaoTalk is forming strategic partnerships in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well.[16] In 2013, KakaoTalk began airing TV commercials in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam featuring Big Bang. In the ads, local celebrities and Big Bang appear together to promote KakaoTalk.[17] In late 2013, Indonesia became the country with the second-most users of KakaoTalk, after South Korea, with 13 million users and the potential to become KakaoTalk's largest market worldwide. The former co-CEO of KakaoTalk, Sirgoo Lee, stated "We grew out user base by more than 25 times in one year, so hopefully, we will continue at that rate." KakaoTalk has tailored their service to the local environment by collaborating with local designers and companies to generate "Indonesian-specific content".[18]

In February 2014, KakaoTalk launched for Nokia Asha 500, 501, 502, and 503 devices, expanding its reach to users of a wider audience.[19]


Kakao does not store any of the user's chats over an extended period of time, so users often have the problem of losing the chat history when switching to a new device. While Kakao claims to provide a cloud backup feature to address this issue, this service has limitations as it does not back up open chats or longer messages, and backup file size is limited to 20.0 MB.

While users used to be able to perform ADB backup of the .db file to back up the application's data, this feature has blocked by Kakao as of app version 4.2.3. While it was still possible to downgrade the application to an earlier version to perform the ADB back up, even this feature has been blocked as of Android 7.0 Nougat.

This means that as of currently, there is no method for Android users to completely back up and transfer the application's data without rooting the device.

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You can restore your chat history if you have already backed up your data on KakaoTalk. Your backed up data will be stored in our cloud server and be available for restoring. You can also back up and restore between different devices/OS. 

* Please read the following instructions carefully.

[How to Back Up]

1. Go to More > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.

2. Tap the option "Chat Backup" once again.

3. Set up a password to encrypt your data.

    * Please make sure you remember your password. You will not be able to restore the data if you forget your password.

4. Wait until the backup process is completed.

    * Do not launch another app while backup is in progress.

    * It might take awhile depending on the size of the data.

    * Data charges may apply if you are connected to a 3G/LTE network.

5. Once the backup is completed, please read the instructions and be sure to remember the expiry date for your data.

[How to Restore]

1. Verify your phone number and log in with your Kakao Account.

    * If you skip logging in, you will be regarded as a new user and all your previous data will be removed. In order to restore your backed up data, you must log in at this step.

2. If you have already backed up your chat history on KakaoTalk, you can restore your data after entering your profile information. Please check the backup date and OS information of your data and then proceed by tapping "Restore."

3. Enter your password you have set to back up your chat history.

    * You will not be able to restore your chat history if you forget your password, so please make sure you remember it.

4. Wait until the restore process is completed.

    * Do not launch another app while restoring is in progress.

    * It might take awhile depending on the size of the data.

    * Data charges may apply if you are connected to a 3G/LTE network.

5. Once restoring is completed, tap the Get Started button and start using KakaoTalk.


* Only text messages will be backed up. Note that the following data will not be backed up: 

    - Photos, videos and text messages over 1,000 characters 

    - Text messages in secret chats and open chats 

* You can restore your data within 14 days of the backup. The data will be permanently deleted after 14 days of the backup. 

* You can restore your backed up data when you reinstall KakaoTalk. Don't forget to log in with your Kakao Account after verifying your phone number. If you don't log in with the Kakao Account you used to back up your data, you will NOT be able to restore your data. Please make sure you log in with your Kakao Account at this step.

* You cannot restore your data if you unregister from KakaoTalk or delete your Kakao Account.

* When you restore your chat history, additional chat history after the time of backup will also be restored. However, only the last 3 days of your chat history will be restored.

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KakaoTalk Messenger Archives


Free Chats

Free chats that are more reliable than text messages and available anytime, anywhere, twenty-four seven, with as many people you want.

PC Version
Send various files

Send up to 100MB of files in your PC in various file formats, such as documents, videos, images, voice file and zip files. Exchanged files can all be seen in your PC or mobile device.

Chat room with an Excel look

If you're tired of the same old chat room, change yours so that it looks like an Excel spreadsheet. Customize the font and size, and feel the unique enjoyment of chatting on an Excel sheet.
(Only available for Windows.)

Change chat room transparency

Change the transparency of your chat room if you’re wary of other people looking into your Kakao Talk chat. Set transparency for each or all chat rooms

Remote log out for PC version

Forgot to log out from Kakao Talk on your PC? Go to ‘Mobile Kakao Talk – More – Settings – PC Version’ to log out remotely.

Lock mode for privacy protection.

Setup the lock mode if the PC is used by multiple people or if you are stepping outside for a while. The lock mode is safe, since a password has to be entered to unlock and check messages.

Voice call / video call on the PC

Now enjoy unlimited free calls with your Kakao Talk friends on your PC, even with friends from overseas. Voice calls and video calls are also available.

Voice Call & Video Call

Make voice calls and video calls to your friends for free.
Make your conversation more fun with Talking Tom and Talking Ben voice filters and unique video filters..

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Live Talk

LIVE, only available in a Kakao Talk chatroom.
Enjoy chatting and LIVEing with friends or family members whom I like in a Group Chat.

Talk Calendar

Isn't it easy to remember all the appointments and anniversaries made in each chat room? Register them on the TalkCalendar to take a glance. Oh! Jordi will let you know the schedule ahead of time.

Open Chat

Kakao Talk Open Chats, which starts with a single link.
When you want to chat without adding new friends, open a link to activate Kakao Talk Open Chats.

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Digital Item

Have more fun with Kakao Talk with cute Kakao Friends stickers, animated emoticons and pretty themes. Decorate Kakao Talk backgrounds, which you see dozens of times a day, with your favorite images!

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Sharp (#) Search

Search while chatting on Kakao Talk with Sharp (#) Search!
What should I eat today? Will it rain tomorrow? Search during chat and share.

Kakao Talk Boards

Convenient meeting management, bulletin board!
Announcements and voting features to manage meetings conveniently, and keep our precious moments posted on the bulletin board.

Kakao Talk Channel

A business home in Kakao Talk, free so anyone can use it to make friends and communicate with other users.


The beginning of a new search tool optimized for Kakao Talk!
Enjoy rich content organized by topic and the convenient bottom search bar.

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