As part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing privacy and security for our users, we are pleased to announce that from July, LINE is introducing “Letter Sealing (End-to-end Encryption)” as a default feature.

Since Letter Sealing encryption is available for all LINE users, those who have been using Hidden Chat can now enjoy the same peace of mind and sense of security from LINE’s main 1:1 chats without having to create separate Hidden Chat rooms. As such, from tomorrow, we will no longer support the Hidden Chat feature. 

Please make sure that you update to the latest iOS and Android version for the newest and best functionalities from http://line.me/update

LINE will continue to take every measure possible to protect your privacy and strengthen the security of its app to ensure you have the best experience possible.

In case you have any questions or require technical assistance, please contact LINE Customer Support at https://contact.line.me

With today's release of version 6.4.0 of LINE for iOS, users can now back up their chat history on iCloud. This update means that you will now be able to preserve your previous chat history after changing to a new iPhone.
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The update also introduces a new pinning feature! Pinning chats allows them to always appear at the top of your chat list for easy access.

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On June 23, 2011, the world celebrated the birth of a new communication method called LINE. 

LINE is not just a simple messaging app for sending messages. It is a communication application designed to enrich the communication between you and your family, friends, loved ones, and other important people in your life.

Imagine: a couple who used to quarrel all the time for neglecting to tell each other what time they’ll be
coming home is now putting each other at ease with a simple LINE sticker that says “I’m sorry”. Or a teenager is no longer being nagged by her parents for talking loudly on the phone long into the night, because she’s having a virtual slumber party with her friends in bed until lights out. 

These are just some of the ways in which LINE is serving users everyday, from morning until night amongst families, friends, and loved ones, 24 hours  a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. In other words, LINE has integrated to become a natural part of people’s lives and daily communication.

LINE just turned five, which in human years, makes us still a child. We are going to need vast amounts of experience to keep growing. That is why LINE is dedicated to spending every second of every day to gain more and more users across the globe in hopes of becoming a service that is ingrained in the lives of people in each country.

Furthermore, LINE’s service provision will not end at merely offering users an application. With continuous agility, we will create opportunities for users to be able to improve their relationships with other people, businesses, and services.

At LINE, we want to evolve from being just a simple tool to being by your side much like a family member or a friend, connecting you to the world everyday.

Ever since LINE first began, it has been our mission to enable users to communicate with each other in all-new ways. Today, we have prepared some special gifts as a token of our appreciation.  

Thank you for providing LINE with such an amazing opportunity for the past five years.
We look forward to a brighter future as we continue to serve you. 

Today, LINE celebrates its fifth anniversary.

This special day has only been made possible by the constant support of our loyal users across the globe since we first launched the service in June of 2011. The staff here at LINE wishes to thank each and every one of you for your kind support.

Ever since LINE first began, it has been our mission to enable users to communicate with each other in all-new ways. Therefore, we have prepared some special gifts as a token of our appreciation. 

Call that special someone... 
Talk to your heart’s content at no charge.  
Starting today at 11 am  (GMT+9), you will be able to use LINE Out to call both domestic and international landlines and mobile phones free of charge for 24 hours. 
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Whether it's with a mother back home, a significant other away on business, or a father who still hasn't gotten a smartphone, this is your chance to talk to those who matter most.

Applicable countries: All countries covered by LINE Out
Period: From 11:00 am on June 23 to 10:59 am on June 24, 2016 (GMT+9)

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A new sticker format joined animated and sound stickers today, adding a new way for you to close the distance with your LINE friends.

Introducing new, screen-filling pop-up stickers!
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The first time they are received, these dynamic stickers fill the LINE chat screen with their animations.

Pop-up stickers debut with Brown & Cony's Big Love Stickers, featuring the couple's overflowing love, now on sale!
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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.
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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.
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The main differences between the two services are as follows.

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