Do you enjoy “Ka-Talking” with your friends? If you do, then you’ll love the latest update to KakaoTalk Messenger.

Featured by Apple in last year’s iTunes Rewind, KakaoTalk is a popular instant messaging app similar to WhatsApp, Viber, and Line.

Developed by the Seoul-based company Kakao Corp., KakaoTalk is especially popular among Korean users. But that doesn’t mean that the app lacks international appeal.

As a non-Korean, I myself am rather taken with KakaoTalk. It’s a fun and highly customizable communication app that’s also packed with neat features.

These include my favorite add-on, which is none other than the app’s collection of hilarious emoticons and animations. Oh, and there are the usual features, of course, such as photo messaging, group chatting, and voice calling.

As it happens, these features have just been enhanced through the app’s new update.

KakaoTalk Messenger

Beginning with the latest version of KakaoTalk, you can already send up to 10 photos at the same time. Note, though, that multiple photo sending is accessible only on iOS 6.0 or later.

You can now also take advantage of KakaoTalk’s new group calling function. Originally restricted to 1:1 conversations, the app’s voice calling feature now lets you enjoy free calls with up to five users at the same time.

Moreover, you can now delete or forward a message by tapping and holding on a chat bubble. You may have already been using this action to copy a message. But, in addition to copying, deleting and forwarding are now supported in the contextual menu that appears upon tapping and holding a message.

Designed for iPhone and already optimized for iPhone 5, KakaoTalk Messenger is available in the App Store for free.

The latest version of the app also adds Vietnamese language support, thereby increasing its international appeal.