Founder(s): Kakao Inc.
Founded: March 18, 2010
Type Of App: Instant Messaging, Social Media
Use: Instant Messaging, social networking
Nature Of Business: Public
Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea
Area Served: Worldwide
Industry Type: Internet
KakaoTalk is a free mobile instant messaging application for smartphones with free text and free call features. 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.The app is also used by 93% of smartphone owners in South Korea, where it is the number one messaging app. In addition to free calls and messages, KakaoTalk users can share diverse content and information including 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 friends who can join in on a group chat.