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KakaoTalk Adds Arabic to Its Extensive Language Support

SEOUL, South Korea, June 30, 2014 / PRNewswire — Kakao Corporation, the company behind the free call and messaging app KakaoTalk, today announced its addition of Arabic, making it the 15th language supported within the service. Arabic will be available to Android users (Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and higher) supported by a reverse UI allowing the text to appear from right to left within KakaoTalk.

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KakaoTalk Arabic support features a special reverse UI.

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Chosen by more than 150 million users worldwide, KakaoTalk provides users with the opportunity to connect with friends, family and others conveniently and freely. Through this update, Kakao demonstrates its commitment to designing an interconnected and global, mobile future.

KakaoTalk’s support for Arabic is a testament to Kakao’s commitment to expanding its cross-platform service universally, regardless of language or geographical region. Language support for Arabic proactively addresses the rapid smartphone growth in the Middle East.

KakaoTalk is also available in English, Korean, traditional and simplified Chinese, Indonesian (Bahasa), Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian, French, German, Turkish, Portuguese, and Spanish. Other features include:

  • Location sharing
  • Unread message count
  • Multitask during free calls (send messages in other chat rooms)
  • Schedule appointments, lunches, gatherings (w/ reminders)
  • Multiplatform availability on any smartphone, plus Mac and PC
  • Have more fun with Kakao mobile games

KakaoTalk for Android is available for free in the Google Play store.

About Kakao Corp.

Kakao Corporation is the provider of KakaoTalk, a mobile messaging application and global mobile social platform based in South Korea. Since the launch of its app in 2010, Kakao has solidified its position as a leader in the mobile industry, expanding its service beyond messaging to a social platform encompassing games, digital content, marketing, commerce and more. KakaoTalk currently has more than 150 million registered users across the world, and 6.5 billion messages are delivered everyday in form of text, photos, video, voice and more. As a global, cross-platform application, it is available in 15 languages, on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Bada OS and Nokia Asha. Kakao’s mission is to build a symbiotic mobile ecosystem at the global scale, offering a mobile social platform that provides win-win solutions for users and third-party partners alike. For more information, visit www.kakao.com/talk/en.

Kakao Communications Team

Sonia Im                               sonia@kakao.com
Buster Suh                           buster@kakao.com
Kane Lee                              kane.lee@kakao.com
Charlotte Hammond       charlotte@kakao.com