A competitor to the likes of Line, WeChat, and Viber, KakaoTalk lets you get and stay in touch with your friends mainly though chats peppered with various emoticons and stickers. I myself use it to message a few of my friends who for one reason or another (an extension of their love for K-pop, perhaps) prefer it over the aforementioned rival apps or even more popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
Interactive notifications and 3D Touch support
Anyway, KakaoTalk has just been updated with, for one thing, support for interactive notifications. This lets you swipe on a push notification for a new message to reply to it without having to open the KakaoTalk app. Note, though, that this new (and long-overdue) feature is available only on iOS 9.1 or later.
The new version of KakaoTalk also features support for 3D Touch. This lets you press down on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to “Peek and Pop” when sending photos.
More improvements and fixes
The latest update to KakaoTalk also includes a couple of improvements along with some fixes.
Now, you can quickly view your profile history from your feed by tapping the photos at the top-right corner of your profile page. And when you delete the last message from a chatroom, the list of chatrooms in the Chats tab will be sorted accordingly by time, no longer taking into account the timestamp of the delete message.
The update also delivers bug fixes, including one that resolves an issue where some chatrooms are duplicated in the Chats tab.
Get it for your iPhone and Apple Watch
KakaoTalk is available on the App Store for free, with in-app purchases offered for unlocking premium emoticons, stickers, and more.
It’s designed for iPhone and iPod touch, and optimized for Apple Watch with support for receiving notifications and replying to messages right on your wrist.
If you can’t see the demo embedded above, please click here.
See also: Telegram Messenger updated with admins, supergroups and more, Google updates Docs, Play Books, Classroom and Hangouts for iOS, and WhatsApp updated with new 3D Touch feature and rich link previews.