Here is the status of the restoration of essential services of KakaoTalk and various Kakao services as of October 16, 5:00 p.m. South Korea Standard Time.

Kakao said restoring services closely related to usability and having many daily users is the top priority.

Additionally, the company focuses on services that cause significant inconvenience to users when they are away, regardless of the number or frequency of users.

▲ Kakao Speaks

[Normalized service]

  • Talk business card, electronic signature and gifts (mobile, PC) available.
  • Send/receive messages (retrieval)
  • KakaoTalk mobile, connect to PC version (simple connection recovery)
  • Create and invite Voice Talk and Face Talk chat rooms
  • Chat notifications, polls and chat referrals
  • Sending/receiving emoticons, storing emoticons,
  • The main features of Emoji Plus
  • Profile editing function

Kakao Music (some search functions are restored)

[In the recovery]

Send pictures/videos/files Use chat channel, send push messages Open chat Create chat room, open chat Voice room function Chat schedule, chat drawer, wallet/digital card service Search function of emoticons.

▲ Daum / View service: first Daum screen and news/comments are available, View discovery tab and My View tab are available

▲ Daum Café: Messages can be written and read from all PCs/mobile web and mobile applications

▲ Kakao Map: Main service functions are generally working (transit routes, street view being restored)

▲ Kakao Pay: main financial services available (KakaoTalk money transfer, online/offline/overseas payments, Kakao T payment, account transfer services, asset management, securities, insurance available)

▲ Kakao Mobility: Main app functions such as Kakao T app, Navi app, Taxi Driver app, Substitute driver app and Picker app usually work (the bike function in the application T is being restored)

▲ Kakao Entertainment: Basic services such as Kakao Webtoon and Melon Streaming are working normally (Search, Chart and Personalization sections are restored),

However, the Kakao page is being restored.

▲ Kakao Games: Standardization of all services for mobile games

PUBG, Elion, Path of Exile, Eternal Return, and Odin PC versions are currently being restored.

▲ Kakao Style (Zigzag): Kakao Pay checkout and order cancellation features have been restored

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