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  • Kakao Corp.
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KakaoTalk: Free Calls & Text

Latest Version: 4.6.9

App Description

KakaoTalk is a fast & multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections.

More about KakaoTalk:

  • Chosen by more than 150 million users worldwide
  • Fast, fun, easy way to communicate with friends and family
  • Uses Internet connection (3G/EDGE or Wi-Fi) for calls and messaging
  • Supports: Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows OS, Asha, Bada

Key Features: 

  • FAST: Speedy & reliable messaging no matter what your network
  • FREE CHATS: FREE messages & multimedia (photos, videos, voice notes)
  • FREE CALLS: High-quality voice calls (1:1 and group)
  • EMOTICONS: Express it all with our included emoticons PLUS select from endless sticker collections in our Item Store
  • GROUP CHAT: Chats with an unlimited number of friends
  • PLUS FRIEND: Exclusive coupons & deals from your favorite brands
  • VOICE FILTER: Fun free calls with Talking Tom & Ben’s voice filters

Other Amazing Features: 

  • Share your location
  • Add friends using BlackBerry PIN
  • See who read your messages (unread count)
  • Multitask during free calls (send messages in other chat rooms)
  • Schedule appointments, lunches, gatherings (w/ reminders)
  • Use KakaoTalk on any smartphone and PC (multi-platform)
  • Have even more fun with Kakao mobile games

Contact us at http://www.kakao.com/talk/en/contact
Like us at http://facebook.com/kakaotalk
Follow us at http://twitter.com/kakaotalk

Older Versions

3.2.3

Added on June 18, 2012

Changes:

  • Now able to search name with consonant
  • Friends’ names appearing as phone numbers on KakaoTalk’s friends list.

3.3.0

Added on June 26, 2012

Changes:

  • Standard emoticons evolved
  • Optimize call quality
  • Optimized LED alert display for Galaxy S3
  • Fixed photo transmission error on LG Optimus 2X
  • Fixed an error where push notification resetting itself when user changes Plus Friend chatroom notification setting
  • Fixed an error when product page not displaying while purchasing animated emoticons
  • Issue resolved when pressing back button while app is initiating still proceeds to main tab
  • Chat room list disappearing error fixed

3.3.1

3.3.2

Added on July 27, 2012

Changes:

  • Fixed the thumbnail image display error of shared photos.
    Thumbnail image of shared photos were not displayed on chat bubble if the photos were edited to minimum size.
  • Fixed the screen rotation error of HTC chacha models.
  • Fixed Plus friend block problem.
    Under certain circumstances, plus friends were not blocked.
  • Other minor fixes & updates

3.3.3

Added on August 13, 2012

Changes:

  • Plus friend recommendation tab improved
    Status message of plus friends will be displayed on recommendation tab as well
  • Fixed [Send with enter] error
    In some devices, messages were not transmitted with enter key even if [Send with enter] option was on
  • [ICS device] Warning sign for photo share
    If developer’s option (Inactive) is set, photos are not shared properly. Warning sign to inform this error has been added
  • Length of status message is changed to 60 bytes
  • Other minor bugs fixed

3.4.0

Added on September 12, 2012

Changes:

  • [Theme] Official KakaoTalk Theme item provided & Item Store facelift
  • [Theme] When official KakaoTalk Theme items are applied, my mini profile theme also gets customized and displayed to other friends as well.
  • [Free call] UI facelift
  • [Free call] Voice filter ‘Talking Tom(with outfit7′) added
  • [Find Friends]In addition to search by ID, search by QR Code feature is added (both displaying my QR code and reading other’s code are possible)
  • Other minor bugs fixed

3.4.1

Added on September 13, 2012

Changes:

  • Chat room list display error fixed
  • Friends name not matching with designated contact information error was fixed
  • Other bugs fixed

3.5.0

Added on October 18, 2012

Changes:

  • Plus Friend recommendations are now sent to each friend’s 1:1 chat room when recommending Plus Friend to two or more friends
  • The ‘Invite Friend’ list, which helps invite friends easily, and other improvements to the ‘Find’ tab
  • Improved usability of 320×240 resolution phones
  • New app icon and front page design
  • Problems associated with sorting the friends list have been corrected

3.5.1

Added on November 1, 2012

Changes:

  • Bug that caused app to terminate when entering chat rooms on Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean OS version fixed
  • Other bugs fixed

3.5.2

Added on November 2, 2012

Changes:

  • Fixed error where downloaded emoticons are not shown on the tab (except Korean phone number)
  • Fixed error on entering chat rooms which include animated emoticons when some devices are out of memory
  • Fixed error where announcement is displaying again even when set ‘Don’t show again’ in a group chat room
  • Fixed other minor bugs

3.5.3

Added on November 8, 2012

Changes:

  • Fixed error that prevented users of certain devices from entering chat rooms
  • Fixed error that made pre-set chat room names or group chat room photos disappear occasionally.
  • Fixed an error on displaying contacts name when clicking ‘contacts’ received in chat rooms.

3.5.5

Added on November 28, 2012

Changes:

  • Added ‘Favorite Group Chat Room’ feature
    Frequently used group chat rooms can be displayed on the top of the friends list.
  • Suspended [Contacts sync] support, which displays KakaoTalk on user’s phone contacts
  • Paid theme’s speech bubble can now be shown in friend’s KakaoTalk
    Displayed if friend’s theme setting is set to [KakaoTalk default theme]
  • Improved compatibility with Galaxy Note’s multi-window
  • KakaoTalk’s password screen now supports the horizontal mode

3.5.6

Added on December 13, 2012

Changes:

  • Fixed problems where the chat room name or Group chat room Favorites settings are changed to the initial settings
  • Fixed problems where the friends list was moved to the top after the user visits the chat room from the friends list
  • Changed the pattern of chat room’s default background
  • Fixed other bugs

[Plans to open in Dec. for both Android & iPhone]

  • Revamp chat room’s multimedia sharing screen
  • ‘Schedule’ function which enables to share schedules within chat rooms

3.5.7

Added on December 18, 2012

Changes:

  • Fixed problems where the friends list was moved to the top after the user visits the chat room from the friends list
  • Fixed other bugs

3.5.8

Added on December 26, 2012

Changes:

  • Revamp chat room’s multimedia sharing screen
  • ‘Schedule’ function which enables to share schedules within chat rooms
    Fixed other bugs

3.6.0

Added on January 8, 2013

Changes:

  • Make a group call by choosing friends.
    Choose 5 friends out of more than 6 people in a chat room.
  • Make a group call by inviting friends while you are making a free call in 1:1 chat room.
  • Turn off a chatroom alert for 1:1 chats with certain friends
    Change the setting in Chatroom> Menu button> More> chatroom alerts.
  • Put up an announcement notice at the top of a 1:1 chat room.
    Long-tap the message you have sent.
  • Fix other bugs.

3.6.1

Added on January 9, 2013

Changes:

  • Bug Fixed

3.6.3

Added on January 29, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed the problem where a bookmark in a chatroom was sometimes not seen properly.
  • Fixed the problem where the set background image of chatroom changed to the default background.
  • Messages from chatrooms where alerts are OFF will no longer appear in the notification center at the top of the screen.

3.6.4

Added on February 5, 2013

Changes:

  • Improved the speed with which the thumbnail images of friends’ profiles are loaded on the friends list.

3.6.6

Added on February 13, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed a problem where updating to v3.6.6 failed with a message popup saying “Failed to update”

3.6.7

Added on February 15, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed minor bugs

3.6.8

Added on March 8, 2013

Changes:

  • Actions taken for security issues

3.6.9

Added on March 13, 2013

Changes:

  • For OS with ICS or higher versions, settings for ‘Message Alerts’ on KakaoTalk will follow notification settings for the device
  • When viewing all the photos uploaded within the Chat Room, the number of images displayed in a line is changed from 6 to 4: For devices with high resolution such as Galaxy Note 10.1, it will remain 6 in a line
  • When ‘Message Alerts’ is OFF, the LED indicator on your device will also be OFF
  • A menu for ‘Kakao Account’ is added to [More > Settings]

3.7.0

Added on April 19, 2013

Changes:

  • Sticker is displayed on the new message alert pop-up
  • Improvement in loading speed for images such as mini-profile images on friends list
  • Revamped [Plus Friend] UI
    : Modifications have been made so that the Plus Friend Home can be viewed by pressing the [>] button.
    : Made modifications on other designs and improvements in the UI.

3.7.1

Added on April 22, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed a problem where KakaoTalk was not working on OS v2.1 (Eclair) and older versions

3.7.2

Added on April 24, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed problem where proximity sensor was not working when using Free Call in certain devices
  • Fixed a problem where KakaoTalk was not working on OS v2.1 (Eclair) and older versions

3.7.3

Added on April 26, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed problem for versions 3.7.1 and older, where the name of your friend changed into the name set by your friend when you tap mini-profile in the chatroom.

3.8.1

Added on June 5, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed a problem where “Enter” key was not working when sending messages using Bluetooth keyboard
  • Fixed a problem where original photo gets deleted when sending a photo from Gallery via “Share” icon

3.8.2

Added on June 10, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed a problem where a message bubble was not displayed while the message was being sent when sending the first message in a new chatroom
  • Fixed a problem where Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was displayed as incompatible in Google Play.
  • Android OS 2.0.1 or older will no longer be supported

3.8.3

Added on June 10, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed a problem where an unnecessary temporary file was created in the SDCard on certain devices

3.8.5

Added on June 27, 2013

Changes:

  • Improved speed for loading mini-profile image
  • Made modifications in the page for viewing all photos in the chatroom to improve usability
  • Improved performance and usability
  • Fixed other bugs

3.8.7

Added on July 3, 2013

Changes:

  • Improved the messaging method for certain types of messages

3.8.8

Added on July 28, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed bugs

4.0.2

Added on September 11, 2013

Changes:

  • Added a feature to share locations(map) with friends
  • Improved messaging performance
  • Made other improvements and fixed bugs

4.0.3

Added on September 13, 2013

Changes:

  • Fixed a problem where a shaded box was shown in the text field in the chatroom
  • Made other improvements and fixed bugs

4.1.0

Added on November 6, 2013

Changes:

  • Added a photo edit feature including photo filters and Kakao Friends stickers
  • Revamped Item Store UI
  • Made other improvements and fixed bugs

4.1.1

Added on November 13, 2013

Changes:

  • Improved messaging speed
  • Bug fixes

4.2.2

Added on December 19, 2013

Changes:

  • Bug fixes

4.3.1

Added on February 5, 2014

Changes:

  • Fixed a problem where emoticons were not displayed properly in the recent emoticon tab
  • Fixed a problem where notification was not removed from notification panel despite checking the message
  • Fixed bugs

4.3.5

Added on March 12, 2014

Changes:

  • Choose to receive game messages from friends only.
  • Added Do Not Disturb feature.
  • Enhanced filters for photo editing
  • New provided designs for your chatroom wallpaper
  • Set notification tones for individual chatrooms
  • Friends’ themes now shown on mini-profiles
  • Note!

4.3.6

Added on March 18, 2014

Changes:

  • Fixed bugs

4.4.1

Added on May 15, 2014

Changes:

  •  Fixed bugs

4.4.2

Added on May 21, 2014

Changes:

  •  Fixed a bug where emoticons and photos were distorted.

4.5.1

Added on June 27, 2014

Changes:

  •  Added Kakao Friends emojis to the basic emoticon tab
  •  Fixed a problem where the app occasionally crashed when downloading a file from an OS version 2.x.

4.5.3

Added on July 4, 2014

Changes:

  •  Added Kakao Friends emojis to the basic emoticon tab
  •  Fixed a bug where multiple Kakao Friends stickers sent at once were displayed as different emoticons.
  •  Fixed bugs

4.6.0

Added on July 29, 2014

Changes:

  •  Improved notification settings
  •  Added Summer Story theme
  •  Bug fixes

4.6.5

Added on August 26, 2014

Changes:

  • Added Notification Cover under Kakao Lab menu
  • View notifications from KakaoTalk and other apps on your lock screen
  • Bug fixes

4.6.6

Added on September 11, 2014

Changes:

  • Fixed bugs

4.6.8

Added on October 28, 2014

Changes:

  • Fixed bugs

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