Chat App Kakao Talk Begins Offering Opt-In Encryption

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Daum Kakao, the newly merged Korean entity behind Kakao Talk, has introduced a new end-to-end encryption feature on the chat app following controversy around user data in recent months. The company is rolling out a new ‘Secret Chat’ mode today, which is landing on Android devices first (Android dominates in Korea) with iOS set to follow “soon”, the company said. The new feature is activated in two ways: via a drop down menu inside existing chats or a dedicated button that launches a new Secret Chat.

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