LINE reshapes communication around the globe, letting you enjoy not only messaging but also free voice and video calls wherever you find yourself. Download LINE now and stay close with your favorite people.
◆ Free voice and video calls any time, anywhere. Share your screen during video conferences.
Enjoy great quality calls free of charge, no matter where you are. Up to 500 people can join a group call. Host video conferences and online gatherings with the all-new Screen Share feature.
◆ Convenient chats where anything is possible!
Send and receive messages, photos, videos, stickers, and even large files from your friends.
◆ Auto-sync your device and PC
Your LINE chats are always up-to-date! Whether on the go with the mobile version or connected to the desktop version at work or home, your LINE is synced automatically across all versions.
◆ Your own personal storage space: Keep
Store messages, photos, videos, and more in Keep where you can easily share them with friends.
◆ Enjoy secure chats with Letter Sealing
All your chat messages, calls, and shared locations can be encrypted using Letter Sealing. Your chats are always safe in LINE!
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Ratings and Reviews
Acceptable app, but needs parity with iPad version
Overall this app is...fine. I wish they'd just let me use the iPad version on the M1 Mac instead, since that one is better. There are a few key issues that really hold back my rating:
1. macOS text replacement features don't work
I have a lot of text replacement shortcuts set up to allow me to quickly type emoji and other special characters, and all of those don't work on LINE desktop. It's really annoying to not be able to use them here. (They work fine on the iOS LINE versions, and in every other macOS app -- just not macOS LINE.)
2. Emoji rendering is often glitchy
Oddly, certain multipart unicode characters (such as the skin tone modifiers and gender modifiers) don't actually render properly, resulting in random colored blocks or gender symbols littered through the chat
2a. Text rendering is often glitchy
A subset of the first one, but character spacing is often a bit off. In particular, spaces following commas often seem to visually disappear.
3. Chat export function doesn't export the whole chat history
On the iOS version, exporting the chat history exports the entire chat history. On the macOS version, it exports only what is visible and nothing else.
I'd really like it if they fixed these problems (or better yet, just allowed the iPad version to install on M1 Macs)
Solid app, not sure why many people hate it
I haven't had any of the problems with video calls that some reviewers are reporting. Even group calls work fine for me.
Contrary to, say, Skype, LINE properly syncs chats across devices, so I have no problem regarding this either.
I don't use voice for anything on any of my devices, and definitely not on my computer, so limitations of this interface don't affect me directly, but I have noticed that some of my interlocutors sometimes with strange chat lines that they couldn't possibly have typed.
I saw one review lamenting the lack of spell checking on this mac OS version. Well, at least, unlike the iOS version, the macOs version won't try to sanitize my chats :-)
I took one star off because the UI is somewhat dated and because the sticker suggestions sometimes take a loooong time to pop up, and sometimes don't show up at all.
Lots of Issues Lately
I've used LINE on my phone and on my computer for years. While the mobile app has stayed solid, the one of my mac has had issues logging me in for the past few months. I've redownloaded it and was able to log in smoothly...for about a week before the same issue occured again. Hopefully there's an update or something that can fix this.
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- 251.7 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
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