KakaoTalk Launches A New Lab Section For User To Test Out New Features.

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KakaoTalk Launches A New Lab Section For User To Test Out New Features.

After having only recently announcing their merger with Korea’s second-largest known internet portal Daum, messenger application creator Kakao has now begun increasing its emphasis on experimenting with new features.

Kakao Lab.

The company has manage launch its very own Google Labs or something similar to it any way, named Kakao Lab for the Android version of KakaoTalk. After having updated the application, user should have gained access to Kakao Lab through the Kakao Talk setting menu. User who wish to test this featurs can simply turn them on through the Kakao Lab menu.

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Kakao states that these features available within Kakao Lab will be tweaked based on user feedback, paving the way for them to eventually become permanent features. Two prototype features making their grand debut are ‘Keyword Alerts’ and ‘Move Unread Chatrooms to Top’. the former allows users to disable new group chat alerts but still receive notification for messages that have certain keywords placed into them, while the latter moves on all chatrooms with unread messages to the top of the messenger screen.

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This experimental feature aren’t all that highly innovative, but Kakao’s recent move to allow its user to test them out and gain feedback in turn probably allows user to feel much more involved, which shows signs of positive reinforcement for engagement on the messenger application.

With the latest Android update for KakaoTalk, user will also gained their hands on a new search chat feature, with it previously only being available for their Window’s PC client. This allows user to search through any conversation they had by keyword and find all relevant messages sent or received in that particular chatroom in reverse chronological order.

For the time being, a iOS version of this program is current going under development and should be released soon.

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