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Have something you've been meaning to say, but couldn't find the right time or place to say it? 

On July 14, LINE Corporation is going public on the New York Stock Exchange.

To celebrate, LINE will be hosting a ceremony at Times Square, featuring appearances by Brown and Cony as well as plenty of LINE's iconic green to decorate the town.

As part of the celebration, we're offering a voice on Times Square's most iconic building to LINE users everywhere!

The messages of approximately 20 users will be chosen from a pool of submissions and broadcast on the world's most famous billboards.
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Messages will be broadcast on the highest screen of the building visible in the center as well as on the surrounding screens.

Let that special someone know how much you care about them by sending them an unforgettable message from the most famous screens in the world! 

Your intended recipient won't have to go all the way to New York to see your message, as images of your billboard will reach them in the following days.

Brown will take it upon himself to carry your messages safely to Times Square, so be sure to participate if you're a Brown fan! 
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A whole year has passed since LINE GAME started on November 19, 2012, and its catalog has grown to have 39 titles with over 220 million combined downloads as of October 31. People all over the world have spent hundreds of hours playing LINE games.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ll be holding a special 1 year anniversary event on November 18. If the total number of global plays across all LINE games reaches 100 million, players will be eligible to receive a special sticker set. Play to your heart’s content and keep your eye on the sticker prize!

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Katrina Kaif goes on 'LINE' as first ever brand ambassador for a global messaging app in India


We announced that the number of users in India has reached an impressive 10 million. We are aiming to become the No. 1 smartphone communication app in India, and are shoring up our plans for further marketing development. 

Anticipating the continuing growth of the smartphone market in India, popular Bollywood Actress Katrina Kaif has been brought in as a brand ambassador, and a TV commercial campaign will be launched on October 11, coinciding with the Diwali festival. In a global first for the company, we will be releasing free India-exclusive stickers featuring photographs of Katrina Kaif. 

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Thanks to all our wonderful users, we’ve reached the 65 million* user mark in just about a year and 3 months since the LINE app was released! This happened on Sunday, 30 September and needless to say, we are absolutely delighted!
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Currently, LINE is used in over 230 countries all throughout the world, and is available on a range of different devices including iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. 

Of course, we always try our very best to make all the LINE features available for the different devices, but there have been cases where this has not been possible and we are sorry about this.

The other day, we released an update for iOS (iPhones) version 3.1.2, equipped with many more features which were, up until then, only available on the Android version. 
Let us take you through these additional features!



★Home & Timeline

You can now post stickers!
In addition to usual messages, videos, photos and location information, you can now post your favorite stickers too!

Reply directly to comments!
You can now reply directly to specific comments/friends with this new reply feature. After posting your reply, a notification will be sent to that friend! No more missed comments with this feature!


★Managing Friends

Add friends to “Favorites”
If you have certain friends you contact frequently, you can Favorite them and they will appear at the very top of your Friends list!

Edit your friend’s name
Make your friends easier to recognize by changing the name they appear under, on your  Friends list. 

New option to hide friends
Hide friends you don’t contact that often from your Friends list without blocking them.

Introduce Friends
You can now send your friend’s LINE details to your other LINE friends.


★Chat while on a call & stronger security features

Call and message simultaneously
You can now message your friends while on a LINE voice call. Simply close the voice-calling screen and use LINE as usual!

Strengthened security for Email Registration
You are now required to enter your previous password when changing the password for Email Registration.

Clearer Terms
When registering to LINE, we’ve added a couple of sentences explaining how your profile photo and display name can be viewed by others. 


And that’s all for now! 

Of course, we will continue to work on providing all our users across the world with many more great features so keep your chats fun and friendly with LINE! 

Happy Chatting!


Additional Info: 
*Total registered user numbers are for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and feature phones combined