Kakao Talk bringing free calls to desktop

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Kakao Talk bringing free calls to desktopFree voice calls have been added to the Kakao Talk application for Windows computers. The Windows version of the mobile messaging app launched in June 2013, so it has taken a little over a year for the Skype-like call system to roll out on desktops. Group and individual voice chats are possible with a maximum of five people being supported at once.

Some of the popular features found on the mobile Kakao Talk app have also been added to the desktop version. Users will now be able to customize the look of their chatrooms using themes and alternative fonts.

Free calls will presumably reach the Mac as well, but Kakao has yet to announce when that feature will be ported to other platforms. The Mac version of Kakao Talk only launched a few months ago, so it could take a while for all of the PC app’s features to reach Mac users.

Kakao Talk is one of the most popular messaging applications, and with a $3 billion merger underway and more than 150 million users around the world, it is a major competitor to applications like WhatsApp as well as an app with a lot of potential moving forward.

via [The Next Web]

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