Were you jealous of Android users who could change KakaoTalk theme upon their taste? You don’t have to be anymore : P Now it is possible to apply customized KakaoTalk theme on iPhone as well!
* What is KakaoTalk Theme?
KakaoTalk theme decorates parts of the KakaoTalk with customized designs. Just like the way you choose what kind of shirts to put on, apply the theme that meets your taste. If you wanna know the details on how to apply the theme, check the tutorial video below :)
You know what, you can create your own theme as well! Detailed guide on how to make your own theme will be uploaded soon on www.kakao.com.
* How to apply KakaoTalk theme
You can download 3 sample themes now. Even more fun KakaoTalk with new themes!
Dear KaTalkers, you know the free call and voice filter feature of KakaoTalk? Now calling your friends has become even funnier with famous Talking Tom and Talking Ben’s voice filters!
Already enjoyed by 130 million, world star Talking Tom and Talking Ben have joined KakaoTalk to make your free call more enjoyable. For now, these new filters are applied on Android and iPhone devices. : )
» How to use the new Talking Tom & Talking Ben voice filters?
Start a free call in KakaoTalk → When your friend picked up the phone, press Talking Tom or Talking Ben’s icon on call status bar to change your voice to either character’s. How easy! :)
Talking Tom and Talking Ben voice filters are available on Android v3.4.1 and iPhone v3.1.0.
-Download updated version for Android (click)
-Download updated version for iPhone (click)
KakaoTalk’s free call feature officially opened up in Korea as well. Up until August 2nd, the service was in beta mode in Korea. Now that free call is available for all users in every country!
(August 2nd is actually the anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell’s death and birthday of Elisha Gray, the two fathers of modern telephone.)
What makes KakaoTalk’s free call feature most fascinating is the ‘Voice filters’. Click the filter icons on status bar and you will sound like an alien or a monster. The hilarious voice will make your friends laugh out loud.
Learn how to Free call from the tutorial video!
* How to ‘Make’ Free Call with KakaoTalk
Don’t forget! It is important to check if your friend can be on call before you make the request.
There’s an easy way, send ‘Free call etiquette 101’ emoticons we provide for FREE in Item Store. Cute etiquette mascots will help you to have more pleasant call. : )
* How to ‘Get’ Free Call with KakaoTalk
Enter the chatting room when free call request comes, click ‘answer’ button on status bar to talk.
So, why don’t you free call your friends and family today?
* Free call feature is only available on iPhone and Android at the moment.
Dear Android KaTalkers, check out the new v.3.3.2 KakaoTalk for Android!
Here are the new features of this update.
■ ‘Contacts sync’ feature
Now it became possible to find friends from your device’s own contacts.
As you can see from the screenshot, click on friend’s contact-info, and at the bottom, You will see the KakaoTalk icon.
The icon will link you directly to the chatting room with that friend. Friend’s real time status message will be displayed as well. Now it became even easier to find and chat with friends :)
■ Check before you leave!
Have you ever left a chatting room by mistake and lost conversation logs? And the evidence that a friend owes you something got lost and you went like this?
Don’t worry, now a pop up message will warn and ask again if you REALLY intend to leave the room. The pop up message will prevent data loss occurring from unwanted leave or click by mistake.
■ Screen adjustment for tablet devices
Tablet users, were you annoyed by unnaturally expanded KakaoTalk on your device? Broken and awkward images looked really bad right?
Here’s the solution. Scree adjustment feature will optimize KakaoTalk screen for your own tablet. No more broken image and font, it will just fit in your screen.
*Currently, Screen adjustment will be possible for tablets with xlarge resolution.
■ Other improvements and fixes
- Free call quality enhanced on Samsung Galaxy devices (Thank you Samsung!)
- File share and download speed in certain countries has been enhanced
(Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, South Korea)
- Thumbnail image display error of shared photos
- Image display error on certain devices
- File size error of ICS devices
- Other minor functional updates and bugs cleared
Download KakaoTalk for Android v3.3.2 from here (click!)
KakaoTalk for Windows Phone was released on 21st of June. As you know, Windows Phone is a very unique and interesting operating system, and we had a great time developing it.
You will probably notice that WP version of KakaoTalk’s overall look and layout is a bit different than the our usual design. We wanted to directly imply Windows Phone’s metro look on KakaoTalk.
Here are few key feature of Windows Phone version of KakaoTalk:
-Cross platform messaging application (WP, iPhone, Android, Blackberrry & BADA)
-Overhauled KakaoTalk’s design with WP’s metro look
-Unique ‘Draw With Fingers’ feature allows user to send hand drawn messages to friends. Only available on Windows Phone version
-Able to export chat rooms to ‘Start’ screen for direct access (Group chat room’s shortcut will display all participants profile photo in live tile display mode)
-Easier menu transition with pivot style maneuvering
-Supports both horizontal & vertical display mode
-Supports jump-list index to search through contact list easier
-User can set their own profile photo and status update on their mini profile