As of 15:00 today, May 10, 2013, we regret to announce that we will be withdrawing the function to send purchased stickers as gifts to friends on the iPhone version of LINE.
We received a request directly from Apple who operates the AppStore, that this sticker gifting function will have to be withdrawn from the app, and we do apologize for the disappointment this may cause to all of you who are having fun sending stickers as gifts to your friends.
Functions withdrawn from the iPhone version of LINE:
・Gifting function of paid-for stickers to friends
・*LINE Coins are required to purchase stickers and themes in LINE versions 4.6.0 and above. Additionally, you can no longer gift paid sticker sets to friends, even if you purchase them using LINE Coins. (Added September 1, 2014)
Purchasing of Coins necessary to use the gifting function
*Coin balances for purchasing gifts became part of regular Coin balances in LINE versions 4.6.0 and above, and can no longer be used for gifts. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. (Added September 1, 2014)
If you have over 100 Coins remaining, you will be able to continue sending stickers as gifts until you have used up all your Coins. If you only have 50 Coins remaining and cannot send stickers as gifts, please contact us. We will be happy to provide you with additional Coins to cover the shortfall, as 100 Coins are the minimum amount required in order to enable you to send a single sticker set as a gift.
We would like to also inform you that you will still be able to send free stickers as gifts to your friends as well as purchase stickers for yourself. Also, iPhone users will still be able to receive sticker gifts from Android users as usual.
We do apologize for any disappointment and ask for your kind understanding.