Just a couple of weeks ago, KakaoTalk was updated with support for 3D Touch along with other improvements. Now, the popular sticker-happy messaging app developed by the South Korean Internet company Kakao has been updated with additional support for 3D Touch, and then some.
More 3D Touch actions
Through its previous update, KakaoTalk gained 3D Touch support for Peek and Pop when sending photos. As it turned out, that was just the beginning of the app’s integration with Apple’s pressure-sensitive multi-touch technology on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Thanks to its latest update, KakaoTalk now also allows Peek and Pop when previewing shared links, search results, messages with more than 1,000 characters and videos when sending media files.
In addition to Peek and Pop, KakaoTalk’s 3D Touch support now includes Quick Actions as well. When you press down on the app’s icon on the home screen, you can now access quick shortcuts to go to a chatroom, go to My Chatroom, and turn off notifications for an hour.
Enhanced Apple Watch support
On the very same day in April the Apple Watch was launched, the official extension of KakaoTalk for the smart watch was introduced, enabling users to receive notifications and reply to messages directly from the wrist.
Now, KakaoTalk for Apple Watch has been upgraded with support for watchOS 2. It has also been updated with a revamped interface for messaging, along with support for viewing up to 10 most recent chatrooms, previewing images through push notifications, and managing default replies in settings.
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The new version of KakaoTalk includes a number of other improvements beyond improved 3D Touch and Apple Watch support. These let you:
- search and access friends’ KakaoTalk profile through Spotlight Search. (iOS 9)
- choose to crop your images by 4:3, 3:4 or custom before sending them.
- crop and preview the image before uploading a profile photo.
- remove your current profile photo/cover photo from your Feed or set them as Private.
- invite more friends to join a call during a group call.
- use a Share button next to the URL preview messages.
Designed for iPhone and iPod touch, and optimized for Apple Watch, KakaoTalk is available on the App Store for free, with in-app purchases offered for unlocking premium emoticons, stickers, and more.
If you’re looking for a more idiosyncratic but no less functional alternative to Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, Viber, or whatever messaging app you’re using, consider the new and improved KakaoTalk.