The latest version of LINE, 4.8.0, has been released today. In this update, we answered the calls of many users to include a “Typing” status display so they can see when their friends are typing. In addition, LINE’s new payment service, LINE Pay, goes live with this release, and new features such as error messages when the device is low on storage further also add to the convenience of the LINE service.

See when Your Friends are Typing
Don’t you wish you could see when your friend is typing so you know whether to wait or send another message? This new update solves that problem for good! 

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LINE Friends Stores, retail shops featuring official LINE character merchandise, have appeared in 13 major urban centers and countries around the world, including Beijing, Colombia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. On December 9 (EST), LINE Friends Store made landfall at the “crossroads of the world,” New York Times Square!

Times Square attracts visitors from around the world, and new store staff members are looking forward to seeing the flood of international smiles.


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LINE Trio, a new and exciting puzzle game, has joined the LINE GAME family! Join Detective Brown on an adventure to return the masterpieces stolen from the LINE Gallery by the devious Phantom Thief X. Along with his assistant Romeo, Detective Brown will solve an increasingly difficult series of puzzles to clear the stages while gathering painting fragments along the way!

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Thanks to all of our players, today LINE GAME is celebrating its 2nd birthday! Since launching on November 19, 2012, players around the world have supported our games, and now the platform has reached more than 470 million downloads as of November 15, 2014.

To express our appreciation for all of our players, a total of 22 games will be holding 2nd anniversary celebration events!


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LINE Maps for Indoor has been released, bringing a specialized map app for shopping malls, department stores, and other indoor facilities.

Designate the shops or restaurants you want to go within the facility you're in and the app will show you the quickest route from your location, as well as provide you with shop information that you can share on a variety of social networking services.

The app is available in five languages, including Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, Japanese and Korean, ensuring that tourists visiting Japan can also use the app.
LINE Maps for Indoor will be released first on Android.

Recommend for Use When
- You want to find the shortest route to a specific shop in a large and complicated shopping center.
- You want to tell your friends where you are so you can meet with them without any hassle.
- You want to find restrooms in department stores that have nursery rooms or powder rooms.
- You want to recommend friends visiting from other countries shops in their native language.

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The sequel to LINE POP, LINE GAME's first title that grew to become a major hit with over 47 million downloads globally, has now been released! Meet LINE POP 2, an even more exciting and challenging hexagonal puzzle game that inherits LINE POP's cute cookie motifs. Move blocks up, down, or diagonally in six directions to clear them. Even seasoned puzzle-lovers will be addicted to this exhilarating new experience!

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A new version of LINE designed exclusively for the iPad was released today!

As with the PC version, all you need to do is enter the email address and password registered to your smartphone LINE account to load your friends list and use your purchased stickers on your iPad.

We recommend the iPad version for the following types of people:
  • Those who want to check LINE while they browse the web or watch videos from home.
  • Those who want to contact friends while using their iPad for work at a cafe without having to take out their smartphones.
  • Those who want to share photos and videos taken on their iPads with friends right away.
Go here for the iPad version of LINE:

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Today marks the release of LINE’s latest version*, which comes with enhanced group features for chats with multiple friends. This release also brings with it an improvement to the report feature and optimization for iOS 8.
*4.7.0 for Android, 4.7.1 for iOS

Improved Groups for Easier Sharing of Photos and Events!
Tap the top right icon on the Timeline to see a list of groups that you are a member of. On each group’s page, you can easily access the posts, albums, and members for that group. Save important messages as posts and carry on with your daily conversations in the chat to keep things neat and tidy!

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