We're excited to introduce a new feature you can use with LINE video calls, the camera, and Chat Live: Character Effects.

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The Character Effects feature lets you transform into a character of your choice, in real time while making video calls and live streams, complete with facial expressions that match the movements of your real face.

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What's more, the background even changes based on the time of day.

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Bob or move your head while using Character Effects and discover new ways to express yourself.

For now, you can try Character Effects with either Cony or the newcomer character Manju Cat. But we plan on adding many more characters soon, so please stay tuned. 


Getting started with Character Effects

Video chat
Call a friend using video call and tap the face effects button (face icon).

Chat Live
Tap the phone icon at the top of the chat screen followed by Live, then tap the face effects button.

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Tap the camera icon at the bottom of the chat screen, followed by the face effects button.

That’s all there is to it. With just a couple of taps, you can use Character Effects to change yourself into a fun cartoon character and enjoy a whole new way of communicating with your friends. 


▶Update available here: http://line.me/update

For the latest version of LINE, we’ve revamped the profile screen!

The background image layout has changed from landscape to portrait orientation, which is better suited to smartphone displays. And you can still see the same important profile information like your name and status message.

How to set up the profile screen:
You can choose a cover and profile image that go together to make a unique profile screen.

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When setting the cover photo: 
- The displayed image area may vary based on your device. As a guide, we recommend using images that are 720x1280 pixels in size. 
- Your profile image will be displayed roughly in the middle of the cover photo. 
- To improve the readability of text overlaid on the cover photo, the image is automatically darkened slightly. 

1. Tap the round profile image displayed on the Friends tab.

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2. Tap “Edit profile” (the cog icon).

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3. To change your cover photo, select “Choose a cover photo,” and to choose a profile picture choose “Edit profile.”


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Have fun and express yourself with your cover and profile images.

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Here’s a new feature that we think a lot of people are going to find very helpful — it’s called “Reply” and it allows you to quote messages and answer them directly during a chat.

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Sometimes when you’re chatting, it’s easy to lose track of what message exactly someone is responding to. Like when you’re trying to answer a friend’s question, but just as you send your answer, your friend asks a second question.  

With Reply, you can quote the exact message you’re responding to, so your meaning is always clear.

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It’s a snap using Reply. Just tap and hold the message you want to reply to. When the option menu pops up, select Reply, then you can write and send your message. 

You can use Reply with many types of messages, including texts, photos, videos, stickers and emoji.
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The message does not need to be from another person, either. You can reply to your own messages.

Just make sure you’ve upgraded to the latest version of the LINE chat app (at least iOS ver. 8.7.0, Android ver. 8.10.0, or desktop ver. 5.8.0), and you’ll be good to go!

We are pleased to announce that June 23 is the seventh anniversary of the launch of LINE.


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In order to show our thanks to our loyal users, we have prepared a special present for everyone.

 

- 120 free LINE animated stickers added!

 

As part of our anniversary celebrations, users will gain access to three new sets of animated stickers — for 120 stickers altogether — all at no cost.

These stickers feature Cony, Sally, Brown and other favorite LINE characters, joined by the superstar characters BT21 in a set of 40 animated stickers of their own.


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Of course, those new stickers are in addition to the hundreds of free stickers that LINE users already have access to.

 

To add those new anniversary sticker sets to your account, make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version of LINE.
Update available here: http://line.me/update

Thank again to everyone for being a part of LINE over the past seven years. We hope you will all continue to enjoy using our services for many years to come. 

We're happy to announce the release of Face Play, a fun interactive feature for LINE video calls!

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Just like the name says, Face Play is a new type of game you play with your face. Compete with your friends using AR (Augmented Reality), mixing your video chats with a series of fun challenges. All it takes is a single tap during a video call to get things started – and best of all it’s free.

 

To start things off, we’re launching Face Play with two exciting games, Monster Pop and BT21 Says. 

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Monster Pop features pulse-pounding thrills, as you fight off a monster invasion by shooting laser beams from your eyes – just like a superhero.

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In BT21 Says, you get to play along with the UNIVERSTAR BT21 crew. Compete with your friend to see who can best match the faces of UNIVERSTAR BT21 as they scroll across your screen. Collect them all and surround yourself with the cutest characters this side of the galaxy!


How to use Face Play

 

To start a Face Play game, open the "+" menu while in a video chat and select Face Play or tap the Face Play icon.

 

You can even take screenshots while playing a game and, of course, share any funny faces you and your friends come up with.

 

Face Play is supported on iPhone 6 and above or devices with Android 4.4 or higher.

 

We'll be releasing more Face Play games soon, so stay tuned!

Update to the latest version of LINE now! 

http://line.me/update




The latest update for LINE (version 8.3.0) is out now! This update adds many frequently used features to the Friends tab, making LINE much easier to use.

Here's a look at what's changed in the all-new Friends tab.

Change your profile, account info, and other LINE settings

You can now access your LINE settings from the top of the new Friends tab.

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Note that you can update your profile via your LINE settings as well as the pop-up window that appears when tapping your profile icon on the Friends tab.

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Quickly add new friends

Use the add friend icon at the top of the new Friends tab to quickly and easily add new friends on LINE.

After pressing the icon, you can add your new friend by QR code, using the "Shake it!" feature, or searching for their LINE ID.

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New shortcut for creating groups (iOS only)

You can still create groups via the add friend icon like before, but this update also adds a new shortcut at the top of the Groups list that takes you directly to the "Create group" screen.

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Easily view recently used and recommended services

A list of recently used and recommended services will now be displayed right below your profile. Now you'll have easier access to the services you use most often, as well as the ability to discover new and useful services to make your time on LINE better yet.

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We'll keep doing everything we can to provide you with the most convenient and secure LINE experience possible. We especially love hearing suggestions from you!

 

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The latest update for LINE (version 8.2.0) is out now!

This update adds the ability to seven new slideshow themes designed to make sharing your memories with friends even more fun!

Check out these seven new slideshow themes

Seven types of Memories, Remembrance, Moments, Cheerful, VCR, Mellow, Mood were added to the theme of the slideshow!

・Slideshows

This feature enables you to select three or more photos from a chat's photo selection screen to create a slideshow for easily sharing memories with your friends. The 12 available themes provide a variety of effects and filters to help you personalize your slideshows more than ever before.

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What's more, this update also allows you to choose a title for your slideshow and even adjust the relative size of each photo.

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Other updates

- The option bar that lets you edit photos, create GIFs, and make slideshows is now shown at the bottom of the photo selection screen.

- You can now switch between the rear and front-facing cameras by swiping up and down in the in-chat camera. (iOS only)

- Added four new day and date stickers to the photo editing screen. (iOS only)

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We'll keep doing everything we can to provide you with the most convenient and secure LINE experience possible. We especially love hearing suggestions from you!

 

Updateto the latest version of LINE now

(You will be taken to the relevant app store.)

 


We've just released a new unsend feature that lets you remove messages you've sent in the last 24 hours from your friends' screens. This also includes stickers, photos, and more!

The 24-hour time limit applies to both your 1-on-1 and group chats.


How to use

Tap and hold the message you wish to unsend and then select Unsend.
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The following notification will replace your message in the chat after you unsend it.
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The unsend feature can be used with both the mobile and desktop versions of LINE.

Note: On the Google Chrome version of LINE, while you'll receive notifications for messages your friends unsend, unsending your own messages is currently not supported. If you wish to unsend a particular message, please use LINE on a different device.

Messages can be unsent regardless if they have been read or not.
Feel free to use this unsend feature to undo any LINE messages you wish to take back.

(Please note that you cannot use the unsend feature to remove notifications from your friends' devices.)


Applicable items Chat messages, stickers, images, videos, voice messages, shared LINE MUSIC, URLs, contacts, location info, files, call history


We'll keep doing everything we can to provide you with the most convenient and secure LINE experience possible. We especially love hearing suggestions from you!


The latest update for LINE (version 7.17.0) is out now!
This update introduces new camera features designed to make taking photos even more enjoyable. Take advantage of these exciting new features for all of your special year-end photos!

Update to the latest version of LINE now
(You will be taken to the relevant app store.)



The in-app camera gets even better! Make your own animated GIFs, try out five new filters, and more

You can now create your own animated GIFs using LINE's in-app camera!


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After taking the photos to create your animated GIF, you can adjust its speed or even make it play back in reverse.

Plus, we've added five new custom camera filters, allowing you to take even more striking photos.

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The iOS version also has new stickers that are certain to add a fun touch to your daily pics.

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Enjoy these new stylish photo features with the mere tap of a button!



Celebrate your friends' birthdays with a LINE sticker present (Android only)

You can now create your own animated GIFs using LINE's in-app camera!

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We've improved the birthday posts for your friends on Timeline.
Now you can easily send a LINE sticker gift to a friend to help celebrate their special day.


Hoping for a few gifts yourself? Simply open the More menu then go to Settings, Profile, Birthday and input your birthday to get your own Timeline birthday post on your special day.


Stay safe with improved user reporting features in groups (available first on iOS)

In addition to the Join and Decline buttons displayed when invited to a new group, a new Report button has been added as well.

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If you receive an invitation from an unknown person to join a group, you can report it by simply tapping the button.


We'll keep doing everything we can to provide you with the most convenient and secure LINE experience possible. We especially love hearing suggestions from you!


The latest update for LINE (version 7.16.0) is out now!

We've added a number of new features to LINE, including the ability to change its display language.

The features included with this update are being released first for Android. We encourage all Android users to download the update and enjoy the new features today!
(You will be taken to the relevant app store.)

Select LINE's display language!

You can now choose the display language for LINE, even if it is different from your device's current language setting.
  
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Give it a try today!


Take advantage of improved user reporting features with the new Report button

You can now report accounts you are not friends with straight from their profile window in the Android version of LINE.

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Leaving voice messages is easier than ever!

Voice messages that you send are now displayed in a simpler and sleeker format. You can easily share messages by simply holding the message down.

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We'll keep doing everything we can to provide you with the most convenient and secure LINE experience possible. We especially love hearing suggestions from you!