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LINE Timeline is getting an exciting new feature called “Explore.”

With Explore, you not only can see your friends’ Timeline posts, but also other related content that you may like. And it also makes it easier to keep track of the content you like on Timeline with a new “Follow” feature.

Explore’s curated content is customized for each user based on your viewing history, letting you see publicly posted materials that fit your style and interests. That means the more you view, the more accurate the curation can be. 


How to use Explore
First, tap the planet icon in the upper right of Timeline, or you can also scroll down Timeline until you see the Explore section. 

Because the contents Explore shows you are based on what you’ve already indicated you like, there’s a good chance you’ll find it quite addicting. Plus, you can check out as much content as you like. Just scroll away!
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Another feature for you – Follow
In addition to Explore, we are also rolling out another new feature, Follow. Follow also works on Timeline and it lets you follow the accounts you discover using Explore without necessarily adding them as your friends on LINE. It’s a great way to subscribe to the content you most like. 

Tips to increase your follower numbers
1. Upload the content you want public on Timeline.
2. Change the setting to “ON” for the follow function. 
(Go to Setting > Timeline > Public post setting > Allow follow)
3. Manage your followers by displaying the number of followers/following.


FB login abolishment

In order to ensure your safety and the security of the LINE platform, LINE is changing how new accounts are created. Starting in the first week of April, users will no longer be able to create new LINE accounts using Facebook account. 

With this coming change, LINE would like to emphasize the importance of properly registering your personal information for your account. This is particularly important for account migration, like when moving to a new phone. Because you can no longer sign up using Facebook, you’ll need to use your personal data when migrating devices, so it is essential that you fully enter this information.


If you use LINE from an Android device
1. Install the LINE app and open the app on your new device.
2. Choose your preferred log-in method 
3. Always keep your personal information updated  

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If you use LINE from an iOS device
1. Install the LINE app and open the app on your new device.
2. Choose your preferred log-in method 
3. Always keep your personal information updated 

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Apple ID login now available for iOS users! 
You might have noticed from above images, LINE now supports Apple ID. If you use LINE messenger from an iOS device, you may able to log in to LINE using your Apple ID. 

Important Note! If you currently log in with a new phone number or using your Facebook ID, you will need your old device to receive a verification code. So, don’t throw away your old phone before you get the verification code! 

If you have any questions about what’s needed, please check out the LINE Help page: https://help.line.me/



Wish you could find the info you need and change the settings more easily? Good news! We are happy to inform you that the chat menu in the latest version of the LINE app is getting an upgrade.

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The menu icon in the top-right corner of chat has been redesigned — before it had been a “V” icon, but with the latest update, it is now a “hamburger” menu (三, three horizontal lines).

Now you can access the feature settings, such as invite, note, album, and search, all in one place. It’s easier than ever to find the photos, video links and files that you shared in chat.

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LINE has added a most new feature that’s incredibly useful, especially for anyone who does much traveling – it’s Optical Character Recognition (OCR), letting you scan signs and other texts from within a LINE chat, and then translate it or share the text with others.  

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Since the OCR feature allows you to easily translate any recognized text, it can be quite handy in a wide range of situations, especially when traveling overseas, letting you understand the text on a billboard or sign, or the items on a restaurant menu. 



iOS/Android
In order to convert an image in a LINE chat room, tap image that contains the text and then press the OCR icon on the top right of the screen. 
 
To convert the text in an image saved on your smartphone, tap the image icon, select an image and tap the OCR icon on the top right of the screen. 
 

If you see a text in the real world that you would like to capture and convert, turn on the camera from within the LINE app and select “OCR” to take a picture.
  


On a PC
Right-click on the image shared in a LINE chat room, and select “convert to text.” 
 
Select a language on the top right of the screen to translate the text to the target language. Click the button at the bottom of the screen to copy or send the translated text. 

 

Compatible languages
Languages that can be recognized by OCR: 
Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Thai, Indonesian and Korean. 

Languages that can be translated: 
Japanese (JA), Chinese (Traditional) (TW), Chinese (Simplified) (ZH). Thai (TH), Indonesian (ID), Korean (KO), Spanish (ES), Portuguese (PT), German (DE), Russian (RU), Malay (MY), Vietnamese (VI), Arabic (AR), Farsi (FA), and Hindi (IH).

This feature can be used with LINE 9.6.0 and later. 

Keep is one of the latest features to join the LINE app, making an appearance in version 5.3.0. 

In addition to numerous comments from users saying how they've been permanently saving their favorite chats and messages or bookmarking articles to read later, we’ve also heard from some of you that are unsure about how to use this new feature or what exactly makes it so useful.

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That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Keep here in one place for your convenience!

If your question is not listed below, please check out the LINE help page for more information.

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LINE Maps for Indoor has been released, bringing a specialized map app for shopping malls, department stores, and other indoor facilities.

Designate the shops or restaurants you want to go within the facility you're in and the app will show you the quickest route from your location, as well as provide you with shop information that you can share on a variety of social networking services.

The app is available in five languages, including Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, Japanese and Korean, ensuring that tourists visiting Japan can also use the app.
LINE Maps for Indoor will be released first on Android.
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Recommend for Use When
- You want to find the shortest route to a specific shop in a large and complicated shopping center.
- You want to tell your friends where you are so you can meet with them without any hassle.
- You want to find restrooms in department stores that have nursery rooms or powder rooms.
- You want to recommend friends visiting from other countries shops in their native language.


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LINE Toss, the image and video manager app, has been released. The app lets you view the photos and videos you have saved in your smartphone by chronological order or location information, and lets you easily share all these photos and videos with LINE friends too.
The app is currently only available on Android devices, but an iOS version for iPhone users is planned for release in the future.

LINE Toss: http://toss.line.me/

We recommend the app for the following cases:
-For when you want to easily share all the many photos you took when traveling with friends.
-When you want to make an album of photo memories from a family outing.
-When you want to share photos of your favorite restaurants and the food served all at once.
-When you want to find a specific photo out of a huge archive.
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