How to run Kakaotalk on Linux in 2021
Thankfully, installing Kakaotalk has become much easier than before now that it’s 64bit.
|As of 2021-07-08, unfortunately, there is a bug where if you have more than 2-3 lines of input in the chat window, Kakaotalk crashes. I have no idea how to fix this, and it’s pretty annoying.|
For this, we’ll need to install wine and playonlinux. This guide assumes you’re using debian/ubuntu, but it should work the same for other distros.
sudo apt install -y wine playonlinux
Next, download the PC version of Kakaotalk.exe.
playonlinux and click Install. (Kakaotalk will show up here once you’ve installed it).
Install a non-listed program.
Click through the initial prompts. Then select
Install a program in a new virtual drive.
Give it a name with no spaces, such as
Don’t check any of these options, just click
64 bits windows installation and wait a bit for the drive to be created.
|This step is important!|
Kakaotalk.exe file you downloaded earlier.
Continue through the Kakaotalk installation, just hit
Next until the last prompt. Do not hit
Finish before unselecting
Make sure to unselect
Wait for playonlinux to scan the drive, then select
Kakaotalk.exe for the shortcut. Give it whatever shortcut name you want, like
I don’t want to make another shortcut.
Kakaotalk is now installed! You should now see this screen:
Double click KakaoTalk and sign in. Congrats, you now have KakaoTalk running on linux!