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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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We are proud to introduce LINE Free Coins, a brand new service that enables you to get free LINE Coins for installing apps recommended by LINE.

All you have to do is install and launch the apps listed on the LINE Free Coins page, and you will receive free LINE Coins that can be used to purchase paid-for stickers on LINE!

At the moment, three LINE-integrated apps, namely LINE Bubble!, LINE Dragon Flight and LINE I Love Coffee, are available through LINE Free Coins. More third-party apps selected and reviewed by the LINE team will be available in the future.
 
Also, please note that the service is currently only available for users registered in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.

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Exciting news for all you Nokia fans! 
We have teamed up with Nokia to make LINE available on Nokia’s reasonably priced “Asha” devices soon in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thai, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.

The release is scheduled for March and this version of LINE will include the popular 1 to 1 chat feature as well as 4 types of sticker sets (Moon, Cony, brown and James).

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We will make another announcement when the service is officially released!

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We are very excited to announce the release of the English version of LINE’s official avatar community service, “LINE Play” today!

LINE Play allows you to design your own avatar character and explore the LINE Play world. You can visit other avatars’ rooms and chat together with users from all over the globe. 
Anyone who is a LINE user can create their very own avatar and start enjoying the game instantly. 

Download links are as follows:
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Let’s create an avatar!
LINE Play allows you to create your own original avatar which you can then use as an alter-ego in the LINE Play world. Express your creativity by choosing from a wide range of eye shapes, skin colors, hair styles and facial shapes too. You can even style them up the way you want with many genres of fashion for you to use as you wish! 
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Decorate your room!
Enter your room on LINE Play (“My Room”) and do some interior design by buying new furniture! That’s not all! You can even buy food, wallpaper, window frames and plants to add to the styling. These can all be purchased from the Shop using “Gems” – LINE Play's virtual currency, which you can get by doing various tasks within the game. Simply tap the balloon above your avatars head (or your friend’s), which illustrates how your avatar is feeling to get these Gems. You can also give your friends “Hearts” once a day, as well as eating and cleaning to get more Gems. You can check how rich you are in the game at any time by checking the top-right of the screen.
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Connect with your LINE friends!
You can check your list of friends by tapping “Friends”. At “Friends Requests”, your LINE friends who are already on LINE Play will be shown under “Friend Recommendations”. You can also configure your settings to prevent you from being displayed in the search results if you wish to do so. 

Need inspiration to decorate your room? Well, there is also a Random Visit feature where you can visit random rooms of other avatars, even if you are not friends with them! Of course if you do not wish to be visited by random users, you can configure this in the settings menu also.
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Chat with friends!
Yes! LINE Play lets you chat with friends too. You can chat in similar ways as you would with LINE but there is also a new feature called Action Stickers which you can use to make your avatar do funny things – like making it rain in the chat-room etc. Try it now! 
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Chat about the things that interest you!
The Lounge is a place that brings all the LINE Play avatars together to chat about anything and everything. Simply choose a lounge that suits you and chat about the topics you want with other users. There are various categories for you to choose from such as TV, sports, music and much more. You’re guaranteed to find one which is perfect for you!
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It’s Diary time!
Write your everyday thoughts and feeling as well as posting pictures. Other users can leave comments and communicate with you using LINE’s famous stickers! 
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We hope you enjoy this new, alternate smartphone world - Play together with your LINE friends and keep your friends even closer! 


Yes, we know you have all been waiting for this!

We have just made the Free Voice Calls feature available on the PC version of LINE.
You can start using it from today!

*Please update the PC version of LINE to 3.0.0 to enjoy voice calling.
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*iPhone and Android users: Please update the LINE app on your smartphones to enjoy voice calls with those using LINE on their PCs. (Latest versions are: iPhone 3.3.0/Android 3.3.4). 
*BlackBerry users: If you would like to use the free voice call feature from the PC version of LINE, please update the LINE app on your BlackBerry to version 1.2.8. 

PC to PC / PC to Smartphone: The choice is yours! 
You can call your LINE friends from PC to PC as well as between PC and smartphones (iPhone/Android). If you receive a call while logged into the PC version of LINE, and also have your smartphone on you, you will receive incoming call notifications on both – Simply choose to answer from the PC or smartphone; whichever is more convenient for you! Call from the PC while at home, and call from your smartphone when on the move. 

Everyone can use free calls from the PC version!
Even though the voice call feature is not supported on Windows Phone and BlackBerry versions of LINE, WP and BB users can still use the PC version to enjoy free voice calls.

Send your favorite stickers while calling!
Yes! To make it even easier to convey your thoughts and feelings, you can send text, photos and stickers even while on a voice call. 

Ever found something hard to explain on the phone? Well now you can send photos or URLs of whatever you may be talking about! Or if your friend doesn’t have a microphone on their PC, they can still communicate with you while on the call by typing messages. 


▼How to make a call from the PC version of LINE 

To make a call:
1. Login to the PC version of LINE
2. Simply select the person you wish to call from the Chats or Friends list
3. Click the Free Call button
 
To receive a call:
1. Login to the PC version of LINE 
2. When there is an incoming call, you will be shown a calling screen
3. If you want to take the call, click Answer
 

We hope this new feature comes in handy to connect you to your loved ones, wherever they may be!
Remember, you can use the free call function from the PC version even if you use LINE on BlackBerry/Windows Phones – So try making that call!

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If you require any assistance regarding the PC version of LINE, please see our Help page .


We have introduced an official account which translates your chat messages instantly within the chat-room from Spanish⇔ English! 

This official account will translate both English into Spanish and Spanish into English! By simply typing a message to the “ENG-ESP translator” it will instantly auto-translate your message for you and send this to you as a reply. 
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Of course, that’s not all! If you speak English but want to speak to Spanish friends or vice versa, you can add this ENG-ESP translator to your chat-room and it will translate both you and your friend’s messages. You can use this function in group chats also. Simply add this ENG-ESP translator account into your usual chat-room and start chatting as you normally would. Our translation account will take care of the rest!

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How to use the “ENG-ESP translator”
1. Start LINE and tap [More] > [Official Accounts], scroll down to [News/Tools] and add the [ENG-ESP translator] as a friend.
2. If you want to translate something, tap [ENG-ESP translator] on your Friends list and tap [Chat]. Once in the chat-room, you can type the message you want to get translated. 
3. If you want the [ENG-ESP translator] to translate chat-messages between you and your friends, please select [Add Friends] from the chat-room menu and add the [ENG-ESP translator] to your chat.  You can also invite the [ENG-ESP translator] to your groups in the usual way. 

And that’s it! 

At LINE we are dedicated to breaking down language barriers to allow communication to happen as it should! 
 
LINE can be used anywhere around the world and to cater to the rising number of users in the South American and Spanish speaking regions we have created this new translator account. 

Don’t let the language barrier stop you! 

¡Diviértete la! (Have fun!)