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Friday, August 09, 2013

KakaoTalk, Korea’s no. 1 mobile social app is now in the Philippines!

 Before I post my own comment and review of Kakao talk, and my story for the meet up with the Kakao Talk team, let me share here first some cool info about this messaging app.

  • KakaoTalk, Korea’s no. 1 mobile social app, launches in the Philippines today!
  • KakaoTalk is free of charge.

  • KakaoTalk is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Bada and PC.

  • Allows users to send messages, pictures, video, URLs, contact details and schedule.

  • Also supports voice call and group call with as much as 5 people.

  • Currently has over 100 million users, maximum daily traffic is 5.2 billion messages (as of early this year).
  • Key features
    • Group chat and multimedia sharing: Users can create group chat rooms with an unlimited number of friends in KakaoTalk. KakaoTalk supports sharing of text, photos, videos, voice notes, contact information and schedules.
    • Free 1:1 and group voice call: KakaoTalk offers both 1:1 and group voice calls with as many as five speakers. Features including Talking Tom and Talking Ben voice filters add fun and excitement to voice chat. KakaoTalk is also the worlds’ first to provide free group calls in HD quality.
    • Animated/sound/still emoticons and themes: KakaoTalk is the first mobile instant messaging service to offer animated emoticons and stickers, which users can include in their chat bubbles. KakaoTalk offers tens of thousands of different emoticons, including localized digital content in Japan and Indonesia.
    • Security: Kakao securely encrypts all messages to ensure user privacy and all messages are deleted from the servers after a minimal length of time.

  • “Plus Friends” feature - Designed to allow users to select and receive content related to their favorite brands, companies, and stars. Connect with K-Pop stars such as CNBlue, Wonder Girls, Big Bang, Girls’ Generation and Super Junior. This feature is available in the Philippines and other countries.

  • Programs of KakaoTalk plans to eventually add Pinoy stickers.
  • KakaoTalk’s official social media accounts are:

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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