This application with a very eye-candy interface has this simple functionality of finding a random penpal from around the world that you can chat with instantly. It's somehow similar to Omegle Chatbox but this one is a lot bot-free and very wholesome too.
The app has the option of selecting the scope of places where your postcard will be sent. You can choose to send it to local app users only or to anyone in the world. You can also specify your preferred gender (male, female, both).
You can send postcards as many times as you want. It could take time for the replies to come to your postbox, depending if the random recipients of your postcards are online and they send a reply right away. You have the option to reply to the messages immediately or to keep them for later reading.
One functionality that I think is lacking in this application is the backtracking of the message thread after replying. What happens is that after you've replied to a postcard, the messages from that user is not visible anymore, not until another reply is received from him.
Some users from foreign countries, especially from Korea and Japan, type in their native languages (Hangul and Katakana) in writing their messages. This can be really burdensome especially for non-speakers of their language. Good thing Doki Doki has this built-in translator. With just one click, Doki Doki translates the message to English.
|That little button there at the upper right translates |
messages to English.
Since the users in Doki Doki are anonymous, some people who have a good chat in there transfer to Kakao Talk. Kakao is one of the most popular social app in Korea today.
This is such an awesome chatting app, and I highly recommend this. It has so many great features, you have to check them out yourself. You can do 1:1 chat, group chat, and calls for free. The emoticons here are also so cute and witty!
|Some of Kakao's cute emoticons. |
Also if you love kpop (just like me!), this app is a must-have on your phone! Kakao has this Plus Friend feature that let's you follow some of the popular kpop groups and receive feeds and updates from their account!
These two apps are a killer combo to find friends from other countries. It's amazing what technology can do for us these days. ( ＾∇＾)
Of course in meeting people online, we have to be extra cautious because even how friendly they may seem to be, they are still strangers. :)