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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On April 14, 2016, the island of Kyushu was rocked by a series of violent earthquakes that damaged large parts of Kumamoto prefecture.
We at LINE would like to extend our condolences and solidarity to the victims of this disaster.

In order to support the people of Kumamoto, we are releasing a set of stickers whose entire proceeds will be donated to relief efforts in the region.

"Support Kumamoto" Stickers
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LINE, Apple, and WWF are working together to protect life on our planet from now until April 24! To celebrate, LINE and LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum icons have been redesigned for a limited time!
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LINE and LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum have also prepared special Apps for Earth content!
WWF will receive 100% of the proceeds of this content. 

Pangyo, a new member of the LINE FRIENDS family, is featured in an exclusive LINE sticker set.
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Sticker set name: LINE×Apps for Earth
Price: $0.99
Availability: April 15 to April 24, on iOS devices only.
How to purchase: Select the Apps for Earth link via More>Notifications or access here.
Those who support WWF in LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum will receive an exclusive Pin and Rubies!

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The event starts today, and last until April 24.
Help protect the planet with LINE during this special campaign.

Thanks to everyone on Earth for your support!

If you've ever found yourself talking on the phone and thinking "gee, it would be lots more fun to talk with everybody together," this is what you'll call a solution.

Starting today, LINE now offers a group call feature. You can use the feature to talk with up to 200 of your LINE friends at the same time, all for free!

What's more, this feature will be coming to LINE for Windows and Mac (versions 4.5 and later). That means you can literally be having a phone conversation on LINE and playing an online game at the same time!
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Just imagine the possibilities...
- It's girl's night out! And the fun won't stop even after you get home!
- It's the holiday season! Speak with the whole family back home together instead of one by one!
- Going on a trip? Get everybody coordinated, on schedule, and leave no one behind!
- Before big events! Whether you're performing in a play, or playing football, you can iron out last minute details for better results!

Plus this feature is coming to your PC too, and soon. That means you can literally be having a phone conversation on LINE and playing an online game at the same time!

No additional apps. Nothing to install. It's all on LINE. Experience an exciting new world of real-time group conversation!

How to start a group call 
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