Before you say not another mobile messaging app, well KakaoTalk is not exactly new to this business and is actually the largest and number one mobile messaging service and mobile social platform in Korea. They could’ve come earlier than the others (WeChat and Line) but had to settle for today.
You’ve probably seen their TV commercial already featuring our very own pop idol Sarah Geronimo as local band ambassadress alongside Korea’s super group Big Bang. Yes? They are still looking for other celebrities to tap and they want your suggestions. I think whoever gets Daniel Padilla wins. Hehehe.
KakaoTalk may seem like other mobile messaging app in the market today. You can use it to chat and make calls with other users via internet, you can send photos, videos, and voice notes to your friends, they also have their own sticker shop featuring their own adorable characters (plushies also available), they have official accounts of brands and celebrities both local and international.
So how does KakaoTalk differentiate themselves from other mobile messaging apps? Well for one they have this poll feature you can use in group chats which can accommodate an unlimited number of users. If you can’t decide where to eat as a group or what movie to watch, use the poll feature.
KakaoTalk is also the only messaging app that can do group HD voice conferencing of up to 5 people. You can even use their voice filters to creep out your friends. Hehehe.
They are also the first to introduce animated stickers and they have lots of them. Pinoy stickers are in the works we were told.
Globally, KakaoTalk is present in 230 countries, servicing 13 different languages. They currently have over 100 million users with a maximum daily traffic of 5.2 billion messages. KakaoTalk is free of charge and is available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, Bada, and even PC.
So what do you think? Does KakaoTalk have a place in your phone? Go download it now.