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HelloTalk, the 1st global language and culture exchange community, connects you with native speakers of other languages (English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, and 100 more), for FREE!

*****KEY FEATURES*****
1. Search for people whose needs match yours
2. Practice your target language with native speakers via text/audio messages
3. Free audio and video call to better practice your listening and speaking skills
4. Share moments with other members and get Likes and Comments
5. Learning specific features: Translation, Transliteration, Grammar correction, Text to voice, and Voice recognition to improve your writing/speaking skills
6. It’s not curriculum based, it’s communication based. You have no homework. Instead, you’re having fun while learning

When you learn a language with real people, you will learn more than just a language. You'll be exposed to a different culture, and a new way of seeing the world.

In HelloTalk, you get connected with real people who might be your “penpals” that can help you with your Japanese grammar/accent, explain Chinese culture to you, be your travel buddy in France, and even be your friends in the country you expat in.

It helps you overcome language barriers, see the cultural diversity, and prepare for culture shock before you travel/study/expat in a foreign culture.

With millions of members in the app, it would be easy for you to find partners to chat with, in any languages. Especially if you’re looking for:
- Chinese speakers
- Korean speakers
- Spanish speakers
- Japanese speakers
- French speakers
- German speakers
- Portuguese speakers
- Arabic speakers
- Turkish speakers
- Russian speakers
- Italian speakers
- ……

Languages available to learn in HelloTalk:
English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Galician, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Javanese, Kannada, Khmer, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Download your free copy today and connect with millions of members from around the globe in the app!
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Version History

Launched Dec 15, 2012 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 22 days, on average.

Jun 13
Version 3.2.0

Great news! We added two awesome privileges for VIP members!

* Pin posts to your profile page so other HelloTalkers can easily see your Top 3 posts.
* Find specific language partners by using our upgraded search filter. For example, now you can search by gender.

Want to talk with nearby HelloTalkers? On the Search tab, tap "Best Match" and then "Nearest" to get started.

Check it out!

Mar 28
Version 3.0.0

A new feature “Topics” is coming soon!

Would you like to travel the world through HelloTalk?

Travel to Japan or Korea to view the cherry blossom season,
or even join the Holi Festival in India?

This exciting new version puts the world at your fingertips.

Once you have updated to the new version, you will be able to search topics via the moments tab.
Search: "Holi festival" or "Japan sakura", to join the "Topic".

Mar 04
Version 2.9.0

Spring is here and the flowers are blooming! Do you still remember your New Year's Resolution at the start of the year? To study hard!
Fixed some problems so that you can study with ease.

Feb 20
Version 2.8.8

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Feb 02
Version 2.8.7

Notice anything different?

1. Free exclusive HelloLanguage courses are added to VIP membership package.
2. Optimized voice recording feature comes out.

HelloTalk will release a new UI with some amazing features in the next version!

Jan 23
Version 2.8.6

Happy new year! We're kicking off 2019 with more updates to make HelloTalk better for you.

1. HelloTalk is launching a new exciting function called 'Greeting Card'! Try to send one to your language partner and thanks for their accompany! There will be a special version of the card for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
2. Bug of Hebrew translation fixed.
3. Thanks for your help in maintaining our community by reporting bugs and posts, we appreciate every one of them.

Voice message feature will be optimized in the next version!

Dec 31
Version 2.8.3

* Fixed the non-response issue upon tapping the Translation or Send button on chat interface when iPad is in landscape mode
* Fixed the non-response issue when clicking Agree to pick up voice call on iPad

Dec 20
Version 2.8.2

Jingle bells Jingle bells~~ Christmas is in the air!
HelloTalk brings you surprises at the end of the year! Hope you enjoy!

1. The chatting room is simplified, click "+" to try more useful tools.
2. Curious about the profile pic of your language partner? Surprise yourself by clicking his / her profile pic.
3. Through the hard work of our tech team, the chat room loading speed is increased by two times.

Also, there are various events on HelloTalk this month, so please focus on our recent activities, Come and join us!

Nov 29
Version 2.8.1

1. Surprise! Icons have been changed. Hope you will love it.
2. Bug fixed.

Nov 13
Version 2.8.0

1. Added a new translation button in each chat room to ensure you'll always be able to understand what your language partner is saying!
2. Added a new translation button when wanting to write comments on others’ posts. That way, you'll be able to tell them why you like their content!
3. Now you can use custom search by tapping “Add Partner” on the “+” button (top-right corner). It helps you find new language partners more quickly!

Oct 30
Version 2.7.5

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?
Share all about your Halloween in Moments with other HelloTalkers!

Now, learning languages is easier than before. You can find all our courses under the Learn tab!

Our R&D angels fixed many things!

Oct 21
Version 2.7.4

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Oct 11
Version 2.7.3

【New Tab icon】What's the surprise? New, visually pleasing tab icons.
【Bug】Wow~We fixed some bugs.

Sep 17
Version 2.7.1

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Aug 23
Version 2.7.0

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Aug 07
Version 2.6.7

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Aug 06
Version 2.6.6

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Jul 12
Version 2.6.5

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Jul 06
Version 2.6.4

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Jun 15
Version 2.6.3

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Jun 11
Version 2.6.2

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

May 14
Version 2.6.1

* Fixed the downloading issue of received pictures and audios in chats
* Fixed the profile picture and picture loading issue in Moments
* Fixed the lost chat history issue altering updating from old version lower than 2.5.1
* Fixed the issue of not being able to send messages in group chat with the number of group chat member showing 0

Apr 23
Version 2.6.0

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Apr 18
Version 2.5.7

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Mar 27
Version 2.5.6

* Fixed the lagging issue upon entering the app
* Optimization for the interaction & process of registration and log-in

Mar 12
Version 2.5.2

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Feb 22
Version 2.5.1

* Fixed the issue of not being able to remove people who do not provide locations in blacklist
* UI optimization for deleting conversations from chat list

Jan 27
Version 2.5.0

"Group class" is an online class created by owners or administrators in a group chat. The classroom supports PowerPoint, PDF, Word files uploaded by the teacher, and allows to use the voice chat for direct communication between a teacher and the students.
This feature is still in beta testing. If you are a language teacher and wish to teach live classes in our group chats, you are welcome to send your CV to teacher@hellotalk.com. Please indicate in it what you want to teach, and add your HelloTalk login email address.

Jan 04
Version 2.4.6

* Quick reply to messages in the notification center with 3D touch
* Single tap messages translate messages
* Moments cache exceeding 100M are automatically cleared
* New optimized interface

Dec 07
Version 2.4.5

* 3D touch for Moment push notifications! When you subscribe to notifications of your followers, you'll receive a push notification when they post a Moment. Now, you can hard-tap the notification to like and comment on their Moment without entering the app (iPhone 6S and above).
* Reduced lagging issues when sending audio clips
* Reduced lagging when scrolling through profile pages
* Improved chat list load time
* User interface improvements
* Fixed duplicate tags of interests in chats

Nov 14
Version 2.4.4

* Performance optimization in receiving group chat messages
* Fixed multiple crash issues for iOS 8
* Fixed bug for adding notes when correcting sentences
* Fix the issue when sharing web pages on HelloTalk's chat interface

Nov 05
Version 2.4.3

* Newly optimized for iPhone X
* More 3D touch action buttons on the home screen (force tap the HelloTalk app icon)
* 3D touch for pictures, videos and links
* New rich push notifications that show image previews and more
* Enhanced iPad/iPad Pro experience and support for drag and drop

Nov 04
Version 2.4.2

* Perfectly adapted to iPhone X
* More 3D touch action buttons for HelloTalk app icon are now available
* Add 3D touch for pictures, videos and links
* Add rich notifications
* Enhanced iPad/iPad Pro adaptability and supported Drag & Drop

Oct 20
Version 2.4.1

* New design for in-app purchase store
* Fixed the crash when tapping on one's profile picture
* Fixed the out-of-order messages issue in chats
* Fixed the bug when clicking on Location Privacy from profile
* Fixed the notification issue in Moments

Sep 25
Version 2.4.0

We have developed a brand new interface based on the latest iOS 11 update

Sep 18
Version 2.3.9

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Sep 04
Version 2.3.8

* A notification icon is added on users' profiles of whom you are following, you will receive notifications when they post new moments.
* Performance optimization in receiving group chat messages.
* Users can now accept or decline group chat invitations.
* A button for identifying QR code is added at the lower right corner of each picture in full screen viewing.

Aug 18
Version 2.3.7

* When the users click on any single word in the Moments posts, there is an option allowing to save the translation results.
* When clicking on a word on any webpage redirected from HT, there is an option allowing to translate a word on user's native language or a language he/she learns
* A new notes push-button function is added at the upper left corner of the chat interface
* Performance optimization for a new version is carried out

Jul 27
Version 2.3.6

* Now you can long press any chat message to send a direct reply!
* Redesigned long press menu for a more user friendly experience.
* Various performance improvements.

Jun 30
Version 2.3.5

* Redesigned interface with lots of visual improvements!
* Quickly copy a user's ID on their profile page by long pressing it.
* Sharing options appear after taking a screenshot.
* General improvements and bug fixes.

May 10
Version 2.3.4

* Now you can share Corrections
* Searching HelloTalk ID/Name/Email are also available on Custom Search page
* Function improvements

Apr 21
Version 2.3.2

* Search message history in chat setting
* Tap and translate on the details page of Favorites as well as people's self-introduction from their profiles

Apr 01
Version 2.3.1

1. Redesigned Favorites
* Now featuring a brand new interface, tagging, and search features
* Now you can save Moments as favorites
* Now your favorites can automatic cloud backup, will never lost
2. Improved Commenting
* Reply to multiple people at once using @

Feb 25
Version 2.3.0

*Share Moment posts inside the app with chat partners, or copy the URL to share anywhere.
*Share another member's profile with your partner.
*Share both group chat and personal QR codes.

Jan 20
Version 2.2.9

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Jan 17
Version 2.2.8

* Faster start-up speed
* Now you can quickly translate the words or sentences in Moments!
* Fixed bugs

Dec 20
Version 2.2.7

* Now you can use QR codes to add partners and join group chats!
* Use @ to mention people within a group chat.
* Powerful new features for groups, like announcements, administrators, and more.

Nov 04
Version 2.2.4

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Oct 25
Version 2.2.3

* Posts from users you follow, now ONLY appear in Following category of Moments
* Add Voice Recording to Moments
* Share Moments as Web Pages
* Translation Tool for Moments and Comments

Oct 06
Version 2.2.1

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Sep 22
Version 2.2.0

- VIP Members won't see Ads
- VIP Members can learn multiple language at no extra cost
- VIP Members can change learn and teach language anytime they want

Sep 05
Version 2.1.9

- VIP members can search all users freely
- Fixed "Restore from backup failed" issue

Aug 12
Version 2.1.7

- Add Card function
- Add one-month VIP automatically renewable subscription

Jul 20
Version 2.1.6

- Optimised loading problem of images.
- Optimised sending and receiving problems of picture/voice/video messages.

Jun 24
Version 2.1.5

- Updated Profile page
- Able to add Personal Labels
- More Stickers for Pro-Members
- Better user experience

May 20
Version 2.1.3

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Apr 30
Version 2.1.2

1. Able to see who gives “Like” to your Moments posts.
2. Able to send doodle in Moments posts.
3. Able to show location in Moments posts.

Apr 14
Version 2.1.1

1. Clear Cache
2. Fixed bugs

Mar 26
Version 2.1.0

1. Press & hold "Moments" description and comment to translate, correct, transliterate and read.
2. Emoji are available in Moments posts and comments.
3. You can now see the total "likes" in profile page.
4. Fixed bugs concerning voice-to-text, audio downloading, profile picture display errors.

Mar 10
Version 2.0.2

1. You can reply comments in Moments.
2. Fixed bugs that cause abnormal "Receiving" status.

Feb 01
Version 2.0.1

1. Use Stream to share texts, photos and stickers to exchange stories with your close friends.
2. Group Call
3. Video Call
4. Record Video

Dec 29
Version 2.0.0

HelloTalk New User Interface!

Nov 18
Version 1.9.7

* Flexible translation engine
* Recent contacts list
* Voice Message Share
* Sort by age, learning points in Best match
* Long press translation/speaking/transliteration icon to customize language
* Add "Don't expose me to people nearby" option
* Up to 1,000 characters in Self introduction
* Fixed bug causing birthday setting failure when register
* Fixed bug causing message timestamp all at 12am
* Fixed bugs in iOS 9

Sep 25
Version 1.9.6

* Fixed bugs related to VoIP (only one side can hear)
* Fixed bugs related to receiving offline messages
* Fixed bugs related to online/offine status
* Fixed bugs related to photo and voice messages download

Aug 14
Version 1.9.5

Fixed message sending failure

Aug 11
Version 1.9.4

1. Popup messages for "Hide from Search", "Same Gender Only", and "Exact Language Match" from settings when users use the app
2. Popup for email HelloTalk when users can't register again
3. New cloud service for photos and voice messages upload/download
4. Time dispaly format (am pm vs. 24 hour format) to follow phone settings
5. Remove restriction on yearly pro member purchase
6. Fixed bugs causing occasional having notifications but no message problem
7. Fixed some iPad UI bugs
8. Danish localization added

Jun 17
Version 1.9.3

1. All new hands free Voice Recording
2. Advance transliteration (pro memeber function)
3. Expand and collapse all function for Notepad
4. Share HelloTalk Screen new logo
5.Teach and learn more languages: Lingua Franca Nova, Interlingua, Ido, Gaelic (Scottish), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Pehlewani), Kurdish (Sorani), Klingon, Dothraki, Valyrian, Hawaiian, Sign Language, Pashto, Gaelic (Irish)

May 28
Version 1.9.2

- Fixed crashes caused by WIFI webpage redirecting
- Minor bug fixes

May 21
Version 1.9.1

- New HelloTalk logo!
- Optimization for iPhone 6 & 6+
- New emoji country flags
- Push notifications for friends added
- Privacy settings alert popup for camera, mic, and location added
- Added chat settings for Notepad
- Long press options for translation plugin and embedeed chat translation
- Fixed bugs causing translation failure
- Fixed bugs related to half hour timezone difference
- Display of pro membership icon on chat list
- Popup reminder accounts associated with same device during registration
- Flexible translation engine reset from server

Apr 04
Version 1.9.0

1. Users can manually update location from profile now
2. Reduce frequency of obtaining location (only once a day now)
3. Teach and learn more languages:
Navajo, Kyrgyz, Frisian, Toki Pona, Ojibwa, Dakota, Apache, Choctaw, Xhosa, Tswana, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda, Ndebele

Mar 19
Version 1.8.9

* Fixed bugs causing in app purchase crash for iOS 7
* Fixed bugs causing crash related to reconnection from background
* Other stability improvements

Feb 25
Version 1.8.8

- Fix bugs causing crashes in 1.8.6 version
- Fix bugs causing crashes when using third party app keyboard

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