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LINE offers you a fun and convenient way to share your life with your friends, family and others. But sometimes, you don’t want your every thought or image to linger online forever. So, for those of you who’d like to take control of your memories and share something just for a short while, we present “Story.”

Using Story, you can share a moment in your daily life as a video, photo or text, just like a normal post on Timeline. However, a Story disappears 24 hours after you post it, allowing you to share more candidly than with a regular post. 

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How to post to a Story

1. Open LINE’s Timeline, and tap the camera icon on the top left. 
 
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2. Choose from video, photo, or text to post to Story, or use the camera to record or capture.  

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3. You can even draw or add stamps to the video or photo you selected or captured. 

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4. Select who can view your Story, then press the send button.  

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After you post a Story, you can tap […] on the top right in order to delete or save the Story you just created. 
 

How to check Story
Story can be accessed on the Timeline screen or the Home screen. When your friends have a new Story, you’ll see an indicator around their profile images.

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You can “Like” your friend’s Story, or initiate a LINE chat by sending a message to the Story.
   
Please note that your “Likes” are only visible to the owner of the Story. 
 

Posting profile updates to Story

Story posts can be created like a regular Timeline power, and you can also update your profile image and profile background image using Story. 

Of course, you can also choose not to post your profile updates on Story. Simply uncheck “Share to Story” when updating your profile. 

Going forward, expect the Story feature to continue to evolve, adding even more features. You’ll be able to see who viewed your Story, use hand-drawn fonts, and use LINE stamps on a Story. We’re sure you’ll find plenty of fun features to love, so stay tuned for more details. 

As usual, don’t forget to update LINE app so you can enjoy the full range of new features and services.

Introducing a fun and very useful new function for the LINE messenger: “Chat Capture” (only for iOS). Using Chat Capture, you can easily take adjustable screenshots of any part of your chats, save them and share them. 

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This new feature has a lot of uses for your chats. Like when you need to discuss something sensitive and you don’t want to reveal who you were talking to. Or when you get a really nice message from a friend and you want to save the memory. There is no end of ways you can use Chat Capture to make your life easier. 

Notes: 
* Chat Capture requires LINE 9.4.0 or later for iOS. 
* This function was originally introduced in "LINE Labs," where you can try out new functions prior to their official release. 


What is the Chat Capture function?
Chat Capture lets you save screenshots of your chats, but also a whole lot more. For instance, you can also cut out and save specific parts of the screen.

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You can also hide people’s profile photos and display names to protect their anonymity. And there’s a new “Graffiti” function that lets you draw right on the captured image. 

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Chat captures can also span several screens and can be easily shared with other chats or saved to your device. 

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How to use Chat Capture
1. Tap and hold the message you want to save and select "Capture" from the menu that appears.

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2. Adjust the chat area you want to capture.

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3. If you want to hide your friend’s display name or icon, just tap the "Hide info" button at the bottom of the screen.

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4. When you’re ready, take the screenshot by pressing the green "Capture" button. 
*If you want to save the Capture as it is, tap the bottom right "↓" button.
*if you want to share the Capture with other chats, tap bottom left "↑" button.

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If you want to doodle on the cropped image, tap the rainbow pencil mark.

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In short, Chat Capture is a great way to enrich your conversations and make your chats even more fun. Give it a try today! 



LINE has changed the process of how you transfer a LINE account to a new device so now the process can be done more safely. The new transfer process begins with LINE version 9.2.0 — and while the old transfer process will continue to work with previous versions of LINE for now, soon the new version will be standard for all, so you need to be aware of the change.

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What’s new 
  • Password registration is now mandatory for new registrations.
  • When you enter the necessary information onto your device, we will give you a message to let you know you can transfer your account.

A step-by-step walkthrough
As with the previous transfer process for smartphones, you need to get ready by taking a few steps ahead of time. 

1. Set your account information
Confirm your account’s phone number, email address, and password. (If you have not set them yet, you need to do this first).

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2. Turn on "Allow account transfer" button
For "Change phone number", please turn on "Allow account transfer" on your old smartphone. After turning this setting on, you need to make the transfer to a new smartphone within 36 hours. (*If you exceed this time limit, you will need to turn on the "Allow account transfer" button on the old smartphone a second time.)

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About the new transfer process
There are three possible options the new transfer process can follow:
1. If your phone number changes
2. If your phone number does not change
3. If you did not set a password

*In order to confirm that you are the proper owner of an account, you need to ensure all the necessary data is entered before the transfer. 

In addition, with the new transfer process for LINE accounts, you cannot carry over your chat history. Instead, you will need to backup your chat history separately.

(Note: Transferring your chat history is possible only when your new device uses the same OS as your old device).

For additional help
Please visit LINE Help Page for answers to most problems with transferring accounts.

Android: https://help.line.me/line/android/sp?lang=en 
iOS: https://help.line.me/line/ios/sp?lang=en 

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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