Who still doesn’t have KakaoTalk installed on their smartphones? Here in Korea, it’s the most popular communication app with millions of users using it on a daily basis. On Chuseok day, it was reported that there was a lag with its messaging services due to the volume of users and the messages exchanged. Of course, the whole country is celebrating a special holiday and everyone wants to wish everyone they know a warm Chuseok holiday.

Who’s on my profile pic?

I love the versatility of KakaoTalk. Not only do I can send and receive messages for free, but I can also take advantage of the free calls. Another favorite feature is the “Gift Shop” that enable me to surprise friends with coupons for coffee ;p
My friends and I have our own group chat and it’s a faster way to exchange messages than Facebook or SMS. When I was vacationing in the US last year, I had to turn off the notification as the beeps would wake me up at 3 o’clock in the morning! There are times when we would exchange about 500 messages a day in our group chat! Most of my friends have Android phones, a few have Apple and two have Blackberry. With KakaoTalk, we could talk to each other across platforms.
KakaoTalk messaging system

Another feature of KaTalk (as we call it) that I like is the Plus Friends. Here, you could follow your favorite brands and even favorite Kpop groups! One of my Plus Friends is “요리톡” – it delivers a Korean recipe everyday!
Are you on Kakao yet? If not, download the app ASAP ;p


  1. How about LINE from Naver? It’s very popular in Japan and Taiwan, I heard. Is it the same for Korea?
    Also, what phone is that?

  2. I have kakaotalk as well! Very nifty app. You can send over pictures, voice notes, and even cute and funny emoticons. Me and my friends who are now working abroad (I’m in phils) use this app to get in touch with each other every day! 🙂
    I was glad I learned about this from a friend when we were in Korea last March. 🙂

  3. I have that app too! I also have the viber app. It’s just the same though 😀 Its great having those kind of free app. specially when you’re at home and can connect to your wifi to use it.
    Ate Betchay please check my new email to you about my items. 🙂

  4. Hi Bechay, pasensya na. I just like to ask what information do I need to include in the certificate of employment? Thank you! God Bless.

    1. Hi B! Your HR office will know what to put in your COE… name, address and phone number of company, your starting date, position and salary.

  5. Hi Ms. Betchay,
    Ask ko lang po sana kung alam nyo dapat isama i-submit sa SEC registration? I’m planning to use my SEC registration for requirement no.1 under new requirement of the embassy.

  6. Question po. Pano po mag add ng friend. Kasi I want to add my korean friend pero kahit I save ko na number niya sa contacts ko it doesn’t automatically sync in to my kakaotalk. Pa help po thanks a lot 🙂

  7. I also have kakaotalk on my smartphone. It’s like viber, pero dito kasi sa pinas hindi uso ang kakaotalk eh, mas popular ang viber so yun ang ginagamit ko.

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