LINE version 5.0.0 was released today on Android, and brings with it the option to share Timeline posts publically. When you share or like posts that are set to public, you can also share them with your friends on your Timeline!
*iPhone version has been released too. (24th February) 
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We’ve also adopted a stylish circular profile icon and improved the design of the Android version, bringing an update that will make using LINE an even more enjoyable experience.

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There’s a new way to communicate in the same way you’ve been using LINE that’ll let you talk even to people that aren’t your friends! LINE@, a new extension of LINE, was just released!

LINE@ is a service that allows you to communicate and share information outside of your close social network. Anyone can use it, including individuals, groups, and businesses. Use it to communicate with your customers, business connections, fans, and more!


Messages sent through the LINE@ app will be delivered to your LINE and LINE@ friends. Use 1-on-1 chats as well as send chats to all your friends at once. 

Take a look at these examples for all kinds of ideas!
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LINE@ in finally here, bringing a new option for communication that can be used by individuals, groups, and businesses.

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This blog will introduce some tips and tricks to make your LINE@ experience as pleasant as possible. Download and register for LINE@ by going here.

Contents
3 Main Features
LMessages
L1-on-1 chats
LPosting to Home

Using LINE@ Effectively
LManage with multiple people
LIncreasing friend counts
LCheck statistical data
LHow to effectively start 1-on-1 chats
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Now you can tag LINE stickers with a single phrase thanks to the newly released app LINE Stickers.

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So Much Fun!
  • Wow everyone with your original witty tags.
  • Brush up on your tagging sensibilities and become the king of tagging.
  • Look at tags made by other users to see your favorite stickers in a whole new light.
  • Get exposed to a whole new world of stickers.
  • Learn about how creators’ stickers you’ve made are being used.
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Thank you for all the support you have provided LINE Creators Market in 2014.
 
Since submission of creators’ stickers opened this April, we have seen works from countless creators around the world. The service has since grown in scale to carry over 36,000 sets of creators’ stickers.
However, we realize that we have caused many inconveniences to our users due to slow review speeds and difficulty finding stickers as the service has grown rapidly. In the coming year, we have a few changes planned to resolve these issues to make it easier for creators to sell their works and LINE users to buy them.

 
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The newest version of LINE (version 4.9.0)was released today along with a message search feature that allows you to search through chats for specific messages. This feature is currently only available on the iPhone version of LINE.
*Android version was released too. (January 6th, 2015)

Other improvements include support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, as well as landscape mode support and other features designed to make LINE easier to use than ever.
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Christmas is just a week away! With all those Christmas lights sparkling, don’t you just feel that festive mood get stronger every day? 

LINE stickers and LINE family apps are also offering a variety of special services perfect for the holiday season!

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Lots of stamps and frames that are guaranteed to give your Xmas photos that extra festive feel are now available on LINE camera!

There is a huge variety of different stamps to use, including everything from stamps perfect for adding a romantic feel to Christmas versions of your favorite LINE characters, so you know you’ll find just what you’re looking for this holiday season. Create your own original Christmas card and share it with all your friends before it’s too late!

Popular Stamps (some paid stamps also depicted)
・LINE Character Christmas…Go to the Stamp Shop here.
・Lightning Christmas…Go to the Frame Shop here.
Availability: Global
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*You can view the stamps and frames after downloading the LINE camera app.

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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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