Kakao Talk alternatives

Kakao Talk
KakaoTalk is a multi-platform texting app that allows iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users to send and receive messages for free. Talk around the clock, all around the world with up to five friends at once — for free. Easily send photos, contact info, voice notes or your location.
Kakao Talk alternatives are:
Line, WeChat, Viber, Telegram, Kik, WhatsApp, Skype
Here are the latest news about Kakao Talk:

2014 Messenger Kakao Talk Begins adds encryption


Chat app Kakao Talk has introduced a new end-to-end encryption feature on the chat app following controversy around user data in recent months. The new Secret Chat mode is now available on Android devices with iOS set to follow soon. The new feature is activated in two ways: via a drop down menu inside existing chats or a dedicated button that launches a new Secret Chat. The feature is initially live for one-on-one conversations only, but it will become an option for group chats within the first three months of next year. The company also made a small privacy tweak to let users to leave group chats for good, preventing them from being re-added.