After Kakao Talk’s unexpected outage on Tuesday, many users are calling for a monopoly probe of the popular messaging app.
Although Kakao Talk has recovered from the outage, many users are concerned about the lack of competition in the South Korean messaging market. With over 50 million active users, Kakao Talk dominates the instant messenger market in South Korea.
Some users are calling for a government-led probe into Kakao Talk’s market dominance, while others believe that the app should be subject to stricter regulation. However, it is unclear if the South Korean government will take any action in response to the calls for a probe.
KakaoTalk is a South Korean chat app
KakaoTalk is a South Korean chat app that has been around since 2010. It is one of the most popular messaging apps in the country, with over 50 million monthly active users in (Freezer box)
The app offers a variety of features, including free calls, video calls, group chat, and more. It also has a built-in emoji keyboard and stickers.
KakaoTalk has been facing some challenges recently, after it experienced a major outage in March 2018. This led to calls for a monopoly probe into the company.
More than 80 percent of South Koreans use the service
More than 80 percent of South Koreans use the KakaoTalk messenger service, which plunged on Thursday after an outage prompted calls for a monopoly probe.
The KakaoTalk service went down for about two hours on Thursday morning, leaving millions of users unable to send or receive messages. The outage sparked a massive backlash on social media, with many users calling for a government investigation into Kakao’s alleged monopoly over the instant messaging market in South Korea.
Kakao has apologized for the outage and said that it is investigating the cause.
The service can be used on PCs, Androids and Apple devices
South Korea’s top instant messenger, KakaoTalk, plunged on Wednesday after an outage prompted calls for a monopoly probe into the country’s biggest tech firm.
The service can be used on PCs, Androids and Apple devices. It offers free calls and messages as well as video and voice calls. KakaoTalk has been hit by several outages in recent years.
The latest outage came amid a row over the company’s decision to change its terms of service. The new terms sparked fears among users that their personal data could be shared with third parties without their consent.
KakaoTalk apologized for the outage and said it would roll back the changes to its terms of service.(Hearse Van)
In 2015 Kakao Talk had one billion messages sent a day
In 2015 Kakao Talk had one billion messages sent a day. However, after an outage in 2016, many users began to call for a monopoly probe of the messaging service. The investigation is still ongoing, but it has put a damper on Kakao Talk’s success.