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We're excited to introduce a new feature you can use with LINE video calls, the camera, and Chat Live: Character Effects.

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The Character Effects feature lets you transform into a character of your choice, in real time while making video calls and live streams, complete with facial expressions that match the movements of your real face.

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What's more, the background even changes based on the time of day.

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Bob or move your head while using Character Effects and discover new ways to express yourself.

For now, you can try Character Effects with either Cony or the newcomer character Manju Cat. But we plan on adding many more characters soon, so please stay tuned. 


Getting started with Character Effects

Video chat
Call a friend using video call and tap the face effects button (face icon).

Chat Live
Tap the phone icon at the top of the chat screen followed by Live, then tap the face effects button.

Camera
Tap the camera icon at the bottom of the chat screen, followed by the face effects button.

That’s all there is to it. With just a couple of taps, you can use Character Effects to change yourself into a fun cartoon character and enjoy a whole new way of communicating with your friends. 


▶Update available here: http://line.me/update

There's a whole lot of fun new features to enjoy with LINE 7.3.0 on iPhone and Android! Add a personal touch by drawing on photos and make fun stop-motion animations right in-app*.
*iPhone only

We've also made some convenient updates like getting notifications whenever you're mentioned in a chat, even if you've muted all other notifications.
 
(You will be taken to the relevant app store.)

On May 11, some iPhone-only features were made available on LINE 7.4.0 on Android. 
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With LINE 7.2.0, it is now easy to discover which friends have updated their profiles in the last 24 hours. And that’s just one of several new features in the latest version of the LINE mobile messenger app!

In addition, for iOS users, LINE 7.2.0 has added in-app video editing you can use before sending videos.

Update to the latest version of LINE now!
(You will be taken to the relevant app store.)

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With today's version 6.6.0 release of LINE for Android, users can now set videos as their profile images!
*Now, LINE for iPhone also supports video profile. (Edit:29th August.)

The new version will also introduce LINE Out Free, allowing users to make phone calls for free after watching a short video, as well as the ability to upload up to five minutes of video of any size to chats.

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Update to the latest version of LINE now!

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Hi everyone! We’ve released the latest version of LINE for Android (ver 3.8.0) today! Have you downloaded it yet? In addition to improvements to the basic messaging and call functions in this update, we have also added a brand new Brown theme and new Emoji, and increased the maximum length of each message to 10,000 characters!
*iPhone users, don’t worry! A similar update will be available for you soon.

A new Brown theme in cute, natural colors
A new design featuring LINE’s popular character, Brown, has been added to the themes! In case you’re not aware yet, Themes is a feature that can change the look and feel of the entire app, including your Friends list, Chats list, and menu buttons. Unlike the pink, girly Cony theme introduced in the previous update, the Brown theme is based on subtle brown tones, and is perfect even for male users and users who prefer simpler designs! 
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We’ve released LINE version 3.7.0! Besides improvements to the basic messaging and call functions, we have also added a new Themes function so you can change the look and feel of your LINE interface!


Themes to give the app a brand new look
Introducing Themes – a brand new function that enables you to change the design of your friends list, chat rooms and menu buttons completely! To kick-start this new function, we are offering a lovely pink theme featuring our beloved character, Cony! More new themes will be coming soon, featuring our other popular characters and much more!
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To change your Theme:
(1) Go to Settings > Themes in the LINE app
(2) Select a Theme from the list and tap Download
(3) Once the download completes, tap Apply to use it!
 

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