Archives/ April 2016

LINE makes it a policy to regularly update and change various specifications in order to maintain its high security standards.

Therefore, we have devised a new system to replace the PIN-based system that was introduced in 2014 to carry over your LINE account to a new device starting with Japan, Taiwan and HongKong.

When you upgrade to a new smartphone or otherwise change your device, it is necessary to carry over your LINE account to the new smartphone in order to retain all of your account data.

If you switch to a new device without carrying over your LINE account and create a new account using the "Sign up" option, your old LINE account will be deleted, causing you to lose your friends list, groups, purchased stickers, and other information. Therefore, people looking to change devices should read the following information before switching to a new device.

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As we announced at LINE Conference Tokyo 2016 last month, LINE strives to create a more open platform for connecting businesses and individuals. As part of this effort, we are building a framework from which our users can more easily access services over LINE.

BOT API is one part of this growing framework.

Previously, the bot messaging API was only affordable for large businesses, however, on April 7, we released the BOT API Trial Account program, open to anyone to build and use message bot accounts at no cost. Furthermore, we plan to release the full BOT API Account to the public this summer.

Take a look at a few of the over sixty bots already on LINE.

LINE Fortune (@lineuranai)
By entering "fortune" followed by the user's birthday, this bot sends the user their fortune for the day. By entering "alert" a user can set a specific time to receive their daily fortune.

Fortunes come in general, work, and romance-related varieties, and offer a quick and handy distraction during morning commutes. 

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LINE Free Coins has been reborn as "LINE Points" on April 25, 2016 (GMT+9). 

You can continue to earn Points in the same way you collected Free Coins: by watching videos or adding official accounts as friends.
The main differences between the two services are as follows.

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On April 14, 2016, the island of Kyushu was rocked by a series of violent earthquakes that damaged large parts of Kumamoto prefecture.
We at LINE would like to extend our condolences and solidarity to the victims of this disaster.

In order to support the people of Kumamoto, we are releasing a set of stickers whose entire proceeds will be donated to relief efforts in the region.

"Support Kumamoto" Stickers

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LINE, Apple, and WWF are working together to protect life on our planet from now until April 24! To celebrate, LINE and LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum icons have been redesigned for a limited time!
LINE and LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum have also prepared special Apps for Earth content!
WWF will receive 100% of the proceeds of this content. 

Pangyo, a new member of the LINE FRIENDS family, is featured in an exclusive LINE sticker set.

Sticker set name: LINE×Apps for Earth
Price: $0.99
Availability: April 15 to April 24, on iOS devices only.
How to purchase: Select the Apps for Earth link via More>Notifications or access here.
Those who support WWF in LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum will receive an exclusive Pin and Rubies!


The event starts today, and last until April 24.
Help protect the planet with LINE during this special campaign.

Thanks to everyone on Earth for your support!

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