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Thank you for your continued support of LINE.

As part of LINE's mission to help out in your daily life, we've worked hard to expand our services.

Along with these  expanded services, we've conducted educational outreach and updated our features to help protect our younger users. To continue making sure our younger users have a safe LINE experience, we've increased the recommended age rating of LINE to 12+ to help parents and guardians manage when and how their family members use LINE.

The age rating for the iOS (iPhone) version of LINE will be raised to 12+ in December 2019*1.

With the increased age rating, you can now restrict LINE usage on your children's devices by setting them to only allow apps with a 4+ or 9+ age rating.

This change has no impact to the Android version of LINE or LINE Desktop.


Changing age ratings of allowed apps (iOS)

Once the recommended age rating is increased to 12+, the LINE app icon will be hidden and won't open on any devices set to only allow apps with a 4+ or 9+ age rating.*2

If the restriction settings on your child's device are passcode-protected, you'll need your Screen Time or Restrictions passcode to make any changes. If your child or family member requests a change, please enter this code yourself each time.

• iOS 12 and later devices
To allow access to LINE, change the age restrictions by going to Settings > Screen Time > "Content & Privacy Restrictions" > Content Restrictions > (Enter Screen Time Passcode) > Apps. Select 12+, 17+, or "Allow All Apps."

• iOS 11 or older devices
To allow access to LINE, change the age restrictions by going to Settings > General > Restrictions > (Enter Restrictions Passcode) > Apps. Make sure 12+ is checked.

Feel free to use the form below to contact us with any questions about this change.

LINE is dedicated to providing a safe LINE experience for younger users and will continue to work hard on more features and outreach going forward.

LINE CSR activities:

*1 The scheduled date may change. We'll send out a separate announcement once the age rating has been updated.

*2 If your apps are set to automatically update, the LINE app icon will disappear from your device's home screen once LINE increases its recommended age rating (scheduled for December 2019). To keep using LINE, make sure to change which age ratings are allowed on your device before LINE's recommended age rating is increased.

Have something you've been meaning to say, but couldn't find the right time or place to say it? 

On July 14, LINE Corporation is going public on the New York Stock Exchange.

To celebrate, LINE will be hosting a ceremony at Times Square, featuring appearances by Brown and Cony as well as plenty of LINE's iconic green to decorate the town.

As part of the celebration, we're offering a voice on Times Square's most iconic building to LINE users everywhere!

The messages of approximately 20 users will be chosen from a pool of submissions and broadcast on the world's most famous billboards.

Messages will be broadcast on the highest screen of the building visible in the center as well as on the surrounding screens.

Let that special someone know how much you care about them by sending them an unforgettable message from the most famous screens in the world! 

Your intended recipient won't have to go all the way to New York to see your message, as images of your billboard will reach them in the following days.

Brown will take it upon himself to carry your messages safely to Times Square, so be sure to participate if you're a Brown fan! 

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A whole year has passed since LINE GAME started on November 19, 2012, and its catalog has grown to have 39 titles with over 220 million combined downloads as of October 31. People all over the world have spent hundreds of hours playing LINE games.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ll be holding a special 1 year anniversary event on November 18. If the total number of global plays across all LINE games reaches 100 million, players will be eligible to receive a special sticker set. Play to your heart’s content and keep your eye on the sticker prize!


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Katrina Kaif goes on 'LINE' as first ever brand ambassador for a global messaging app in India

We announced that the number of users in India has reached an impressive 10 million. We are aiming to become the No. 1 smartphone communication app in India, and are shoring up our plans for further marketing development. 

Anticipating the continuing growth of the smartphone market in India, popular Bollywood Actress Katrina Kaif has been brought in as a brand ambassador, and a TV commercial campaign will be launched on October 11, coinciding with the Diwali festival. In a global first for the company, we will be releasing free India-exclusive stickers featuring photographs of Katrina Kaif. 


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Thanks to all our wonderful users, we’ve reached the 65 million* user mark in just about a year and 3 months since the LINE app was released! This happened on Sunday, 30 September and needless to say, we are absolutely delighted!

Currently, LINE is used in over 230 countries all throughout the world, and is available on a range of different devices including iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. 

Of course, we always try our very best to make all the LINE features available for the different devices, but there have been cases where this has not been possible and we are sorry about this.

The other day, we released an update for iOS (iPhones) version 3.1.2, equipped with many more features which were, up until then, only available on the Android version. 
Let us take you through these additional features!

★Home & Timeline

You can now post stickers!
In addition to usual messages, videos, photos and location information, you can now post your favorite stickers too!

Reply directly to comments!
You can now reply directly to specific comments/friends with this new reply feature. After posting your reply, a notification will be sent to that friend! No more missed comments with this feature!

★Managing Friends

Add friends to “Favorites”
If you have certain friends you contact frequently, you can Favorite them and they will appear at the very top of your Friends list!

Edit your friend’s name
Make your friends easier to recognize by changing the name they appear under, on your  Friends list. 

New option to hide friends
Hide friends you don’t contact that often from your Friends list without blocking them.

Introduce Friends
You can now send your friend’s LINE details to your other LINE friends.

★Chat while on a call & stronger security features

Call and message simultaneously
You can now message your friends while on a LINE voice call. Simply close the voice-calling screen and use LINE as usual!

Strengthened security for Email Registration
You are now required to enter your previous password when changing the password for Email Registration.

Clearer Terms
When registering to LINE, we’ve added a couple of sentences explaining how your profile photo and display name can be viewed by others. 

And that’s all for now! 

Of course, we will continue to work on providing all our users across the world with many more great features so keep your chats fun and friendly with LINE! 

Happy Chatting!

Additional Info: 
*Total registered user numbers are for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and feature phones combined

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