52points

iMessage

72points

KakaoTalk

iMessage
KakaoTalk
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45 facts in comparison

iMessage vs KakaoTalk

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KakaoTalk

Why is iMessage better than KakaoTalk?

  • Shows that someone is typing
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  • Has end-to-end encryption
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  • Has search option
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  • Receive messages when offline
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  • 20 more languages supported
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  • Has SMS inbox integration
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Why is KakaoTalk better than iMessage?

  • Can be personalised
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  • Send audio voice clips
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  • Is compatible with Android
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  • You can send music files
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  • Has two-way voice chat
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  • You can set your status
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  • 99MB larger maximum file size
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    100MBvs1MB
  • Has favorite contacts
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General info

1.Available on PC
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KakaoTalk
These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
2.Free app
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
4.Can be personalised
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KakaoTalk
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
5.Is compatible with Android
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KakaoTalk
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.Tablet-optimised
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There is a tablet-optimised version of the app available. This gives a much better user experience than using an app designed for a phone on a tablet.

Contacts

1.You can send a contact stamp
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KakaoTalk
You can quickly and conveniently forward a person’s contact details on. This is a lot easier than finding their number and typing it into a message.
2.Has existing contacts integration
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KakaoTalk
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
3.Has favorite contacts
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KakaoTalk
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.
4.Uses GPS to meet people
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KakaoTalk
You can see who is near to your location, making it easier to meet up.
5.Designed for meeting new people
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KakaoTalk
It is tailored towards finding new contacts.

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
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KakaoTalk
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has “message seen” notification
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KakaoTalk
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
3.Send audio voice clips
iMessage
KakaoTalk
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.
4.Has the option to delete message history
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KakaoTalk
You can delete past messages, for example if they contain confidential or private information.
5.You can switch off notifications
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KakaoTalk
You can set specific notifications to snooze mode if you don’t want to be disturbed during a specific time frame.
6.You can stay invisible
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KakaoTalk
You don’t have to logout in order to appear offline.

Content sharing

1.You can send documents
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KakaoTalk
You can send documents using the app.
2.Syncs to the cloud
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KakaoTalk
Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
3.Has search option
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KakaoTalk
If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
4.You can send music files
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KakaoTalk
You can share music files with your friends.
5.Has image preview
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KakaoTalk
You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
6.You can send videos
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You can send videos with the app.

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
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KakaoTalk
The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
2.Has end-to-end encryption
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KakaoTalk
End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.

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