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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:

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.
 LINE Play

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!

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! 

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.

*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!


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. 
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!


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!)

The first wave of new games released on the LINE gaming app features LINE POP!
How do you play? It’s easy! Simply line up 3 or more of the same icons (blocks) to make them disappear.
You have 1 minute to set your high scores.

Quick Hints and Tips:
- The more blocks you get rid of in one go, the higher your score will be. Try lining up 4 or 5 and let the fun begin.
- Get 5 or more combos to enter Fever Mode! This is when things start heating up! Keep deleting those blocks!
- Look out for the Hyper blocks! Fill your Combo Gauge up to full to these specials. You can delete many blocks at once. Yippee!
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 The fun doesn’t stop there either! The blocks in LINE POP feature all our favorite LINE characters such as Brown, Moon, and Cony who will come up on your screen briefly to say hello once you get those combos! The usual funny faces and other expressions are all included! 
Also, Brown is really excited about this game and will be there to support you every step of the way. 
Link this game up with your LINE account and you can compete for high scores, as well as giving and receiving hearts and other gifts from friends to help you get even higher scores! Once you run out of hearts, it’s probably better to ask your most generous friend to top you up!

It may be a cute game but the battle for the highest scores will get serious! Play with all your friends and have fun. 
At the end of the day, it’s only a game! Right? ;)

We have been aware of the annoying issue where iPhone5 users and those using iOS6 have been repeatedly asked to enter their Apple ID and password every time they start LINE. We do apologize for the problem.

We are still trying to get to the bottom of the issue. In the mean time, you can get rid of the problem by following the steps below. 

■Enter the [Stickers] menu and [Restore Sticker Purchases]
1. Start LINE and tap [More] > [Settings]

2. Tap [Stickers]

3. Tap [Purchase History]

4. Scroll to the bottom and tap [Restore Sticker Purchases]

5. Enter your Apple ID password

Once you have carried out the above steps, you should no longer be prompted to enter your Apple ID details.

However, we are aware of cases where you may be asked to enter your Apple ID details once again after starting LINE. If you are prompted to do so, please don’t panic! After entering your Apple ID once more, you will no longer need to do so in the future.

If by any chance, the problem still hasn’t been sorted out after trying the above, please try signing out and then back in with your Apple ID as follows.

■If the steps above do not fix the problem:
1. Sign out of your Apple ID
1-1. Open your iPhone [Settings] and go into [iTunes Store/App Store]

1-2. Tap your own Apple ID [Apple ID: XXXXX (Your ID) XXXXXXX]

1-3. Tap [Sign Out]

2. Start LINE without logging into your Apple ID
3. Try the steps above (Restoring Sticker Purchases from the Stickers menu) 
4. Enter your Apple ID and password again

After doing this, the problem should be fixed and you should no longer be asked to enter your Apple ID.

We’re sorry if you have been affected by this problem. 
Of course, we will keep working on removing bugs as well as improving our existing functions, so please continue to enjoy LINE and keep your chats fresh, fun and friendly!

A big HELLO to all our BlackBerry fans!

We have some great news!
LINE is now available for BlackBerry! Oh Yes!

You can download it from this URL:

The BlackBerry version of LINE has been specially adapted to suit our chat messaging feature! Even with the wide BlackBerry screen, you can chat smoothly and effortlessly in real-time with all your LINE friends! You can even use the stickers too!

We’re always looking to make LINE available on a wide range of handsets and devices. In addition to this BlackBerry version, LINE is already available on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phones. You can also use your LINE account from the PC version for extra convenience!

So keep in touch with all your loved ones, wherever they may be in the world with LINE! 
It’s YOUR communication app! 

Additional info about the BlackBerry version of LINE:
- Currently only the chat-messaging feature is available. Additional features such as voice calls and Home/Timeline are not available. (sorry friends)
- BlackBerry version does not support the sending of audio messages, videos, emoji, kaomoji, and location info within the chat feature. (sorry again)
- The original 4 sticker sets are available to be used! Other types of stickers can only be received as the Sticker Shop is not catered for the BlackBerry version. (please forgive us)

“LINE Brush” is a fantastic drawing app which lets you express your creative side! Once you’ve finished, send your masterpieces to friends via LINE.

This is the 4th in our series of official LINE related apps and of course, it’s free! It is currently available on iPhone and iPad and we are readying the Android version.

LINE Brush is simple to use! Just take your finger and start drawing on your smartphone screen. You can draw on top on photos, as well as using oil and water colors to set the tone of your pictures.

For example, you can show off your beautiful handwriting to friends, sign your photos, add arrows and circles to draw attention to certain parts of the picture and just express yourself!

How to use LINE Brush:

1.After starting up the app, you will see a white canvas. 
You can start drawing on the white canvas like a true artist or take a photo/open a photo from the Camera Roll, by tapping Photo.
2.Next tap the Brush icon at the bottom and select your brush.
There are a whole variety of different pencils, pens, brushes, felt-tip pens, water-colors and jagged pattern effects to draw with. (over 27 to choose from)
3. Chosen your brush? Now it’s time to choose the color! Tap the color palette and choose the best one for you!  

4. Make fine adjustments to the color tone and size of the brush you are using.  

Photo Brush for Breath-Taking Effects! 

The Photo Brush feature allows you to process any of your photos into artistic drawings as shown below. Choose water-color effects and crayons to add another dimension to your favorite photos! 
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Feeling like adding an extra sparkle to your LINE chats? Then create something on LINE Brush and impress all your LINE friends!

Let out the child in you! Go wild with LINE Brush! 

Don’t get too addicted! You have been warned!
We’ve just released “LINE Birzzle” – this is our third installment of official LINE related apps in addition to “LINE camera” and “LINE Card”.

 LINE Birzzle

Simple yet highly addictive, this popular action-puzzle game has been specially developed for LINE. All you have to do is get 3 or more of the same colored birds in a row!

How to play!
1. Select your mode.              
2. Tap & drag the birds to make the rows disappear  
3. Progress through the levels

If you enjoy the free version, why not get the paid version for more gaming modes!
■ Free Version - LINE Birzzle
・Game Modes
Crash Mode: A basic mode where you have to make a certain number of blocks disappear
Endless Mode: How good are you? This mode let’s you play until it’s game over
・Download from: AppStore and Google Play

 ■ Paid Version - LINE Birzzle Plus  
・Game Contents
Crash Mode: same as above
Endless Mode: same as above
Ghost Mode: Aim to set a high score within the time limit
Also includes 5000 coins: Use them within the LINE Birzzle game
Unlimited Feathers: Use this for the non-stop action in endless mode
・Download from: AppStore and Google Play

Compare high scores with friends! Have fun!!

Attention Windows Phone users! 

Exciting News!
We’ve released the Windows Phone version of LINE! Woohoo!

You can download it from here.

It’s great to use this version. – LINE has been specially developed to suit the unique user interface of Windows Phones (Metro UI). 
The menus are simple, easy and intuitive: simply slide your finger across the screen and let the fun begin! 

It’s supported in English, Chinese (traditional/simplified), Japanese, and Korean. At the moment, only the chat-messaging feature is available but we are readying the voice calls feature.

With the release of this Windows Phone version, LINE is now available on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry! You can also use your LINE account from the PC version for extra convenience! 

We’re not going to stop here though! We will continue to increase the compatibility of LINE with all sorts of handsets and devices so that you can always communicate with your friends and family, no matter which device they are using!