October 3, 2022

KakaoTalk for PC Launching in June, Will Interface With Mobile Versions

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KakaoTalk users won’t have to wait much longer for the PC version of the mobile messaging app to launch. We first heard about the PC version of KakaoTalk way back in March when the beta launched; the app was scheduled for a May release at that time. 210,000 people had applied for the 10,000 beta spots available to get the app ready for it’s official launch. Obviously, May came and went without a peep from Kakao’s PC iteration.

That’s about to change, however, according to a Yonhap News report, in which Kakao announced that the PC version will be launching in June.

Kakao is reportedly at the “finishing stages” of the PC version and according to an unnamed Kakao official, it should be “out in June at the latest.”

KakaoTalk will join both Skype, Oovoo, Viber, and LINE in the PC mobile messaging space.

Before users will be able to start messaging via PC, they’ll have to register their computers with the service, which will send a notification to the mobile version whenever they log into their accounts via PC. Users will be able to take advantage of many of the mobile versions’ features, though we’ll likely see a stripped down version without the add-ons similar to what is currently available for Windows Phone, though we have yet to confirm this with Kakao.

Hopefully, though, that too will change and we’ll see versions every bit as feature-rich as the iOS and Android versions. For now, at least we can keep in touch with our Kakao friends.