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KakaoTalk sees slower user growth in Q2

By 이지윤

Published : Aug. 11, 2016 - 15:03

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[THE INVESTOR]  The nation’s immensely popular mobile messenger KakaoTalk saw its user growth slow in the second quarter, the operator Kakao Corp. said on Aug. 11.

Kakao said in a conference call that KakaoTalk’s monthly active users increased to 310,000 in the April-June period, the lowest growth since 2014.

Considering the number soared more than 1.1 million in the first quarter, the growth rate fell by almost one-third in the second quarter.

The entire user number at 41.5 million was still on a growth path for the sixth consecutive quarter.

The MAU serves as an indicator that shows the actual use of a mobile service by subscribers and its popularity.

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