LINE 6.8.0 adds great new features like self-destructing Timeline posts and the ability to search for posts via hashtags.
*iPhone version has been released on 31 October 2016.
In addition, starting today, you can enjoy fun effects on your video calls on both Android and iPhone!
Plenty of editing features
Changes to the Sticker Review Guidelines (October 6, 2016)・ Creators can now select the number of stickers in their sets, starting from 8 stickers.・ Creators can now use photos in their stickers.Note: The minimum sales price is still fixed at JPY 120.
Using Creators MarketSticker Creation Guidelines (Updated October 6)
With today's version 6.6.0 release of LINE for Android, users can now set videos as their profile images!
*Now, LINE for iPhone also supports video profile. (Edit:29th August.)
The new version will also introduce LINE Out Free, allowing users to make phone calls for free after watching a short video, as well as the ability to upload up to five minutes of video of any size to chats.
Starting today, chats on LINE that have Letter Sealing (end-to-end encryption) enabled will now feature a padlock icon next to the chat's name. The changes may take a few days to come into effect.
Messages sent between users who have Letter Sealing enabled are stored on LINE's servers in an encrypted state and cannot be decrypted by anyone other than the users involved in the chat.
From its inception, LINE has maintained a strong commitment to protecting users' communication over LINE in compliance with applicable laws, with all data between users' devices and LINE's servers being encrypted. On September 8, 2015, LINE took that commitment one step further by introducing state-of-the-art, end-to-end encryption to 1-on-1 chats, followed by a rollout to group chats, voice calls, and video calls.
Now, in LINE 6.5.0, we've added a padlock icon to Letter Sealing-enabled chats.
How to use Letter Sealing
Letter Sealing is enabled by default.
We recommend that you keep Letter Sealing enabled at all times, but if you would like to disable it, please perform the following steps on the smartphone version of LINE.
1. Tap More (the "..." icon) > Settings (the gear icon) > Chats & Voice Calls.
2. Tap Letter Sealing.
Please note that the first time you attempt to send a message on the PC version of LINE with Letter Sealing enabled, you will be required to verify your LINE account via your smartphone as an initial security measure.
LINE will continue to take every measure possible to protect your privacy and strengthen the security of the LINE app.
To celebrate the occasion, we wanted to bring along the LINE community for the trip and sent Brown on a mission to carry the thoughts and feelings of LINE users to the Big Apple, from a list of messages submitted by users around the world.
From over hundreds submissions, we picked out 32 messages to send to New York.
The messages would go up in no other place than at "The Crossroads of the World" – Times Square.
So did Brown successfully accomplish his mission? Find out in the photos below!