Archives/ August 2015

The Android version of the latest update for LINE (version 5.4.0) was released today.
*The iPhone version of the app will be released in the near future.

This release marks a kind of renaissance for LINE Premium Call*, a service that provides low-cost calls to landlines and mobile phone users without LINE. The service has changed its name to “LINE Out,”*and LINE’s calling feature has been given a major overhaul to make it easier than ever to use.

*LINE Out is available in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

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Ever missed out on something important because you had a hard time finding your friends?

The new LINE HERE app has you covered. Group members can share their current locations with each other in real time to make sure everyone stays on the same page. The handy map provided by the service makes keeping up with the pack a breeze!

LINE HERE is Perfect for...

- Meeting up with friends in sprawling stations and airports. Take that, Ikebukuro!
- Splitting up into groups at theme parks. Now no one has to sit out the scary rides alone!
- Holding friendly get-togethers at home. Let the host know when you get close!
- Keeping an eye on your kids when they’re home alone. Receive handy notifications if they dare to venture out!

LINE HERE lets you know at a glance exactly who, where, and how fast everyone is moving. 

You can also set a time limit on how long locations are shared in each group, or turn the feature off completely.

LINE HERE offers a plethora of possibilities for turning any potentially difficult situation into a smooth-sailing rendezvous.

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The new streamlined version of LINE known as “LINE Lite” is now available worldwide, except for a few specific regions.

At less than 1MB in size, LINE Lite is a lightweight version of the app that promises to make rich communication accessible even to users in areas where network infrastructure is less developed or lower-end smartphones are more widely used.
LINE Lite installs in 1/20 the time of the standard version*, and retains LINE's core features of text, sticker, and image-based communication. Users can sign up for new accounts on LINE Lite, or carry over their existing LINE accounts. While audio and video calls and features such as the Timeline are not included in this initial release, we'll continue to add new features in the future.
*When installed under the same network conditions.

LINE Lite was released in 11 countries in the first phase of the app’s launch, including India, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. The app was well-received by users, and except for a few regions, a strong demand for LINE Lite has led to a worldwide release of the mini version of LINE.

We'll keep working to bring the fun and convenience of LINE to more users around the world!

*China, Cuba, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Myanmar, Sudan, Taiwan, and Thailand

LINE TOYS is the latest release in the LINE GAME series! All your favorite LINE characters have been transformed into adorable plush dolls in this revolutionary sliding puzzle game. Mix and match your way through 7 different kinds of stages featuring a multitude of missions. The farther you get in the game, the more difficult the stages become. Get ready for a few surprises along the way as you tap your way to victory in time with the catchy background music!

With a grand opening event going on right now, there's never been a better time to play!

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