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LINE Corporation

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


LINE is transforming the way people communicate, closing the distance between family, friends, and loved ones—for free. With voice and video calls, messages, and a limitless variety of exciting stickers, you’ll be able to express yourself in ways that you never thought possible. Available all around the world on mobile, desktop, and Apple Watch, the LINE platform continues to grow, always offering new services and features that make your life more fun and convenient.

◆ Messages, Voice calls, Video calls.
Enjoy voice and video calls and exchanging messages with your LINE friends.

◆ LINE stickers, emojis, and themes
Express yourself just the way you want with stickers and emojis. Also, find your favorite themes to customize your LINE app.

◆ Home
Gives you easy access to your friends list, birthdays, the sticker shop and various services and contents offered by LINE.

◆ Seamless connection on mobile, Apple Watch, and desktop

Chat anytime and anywhere. Whether you’re on the go or working at the office or remotely, use LINE via your iPhone, Apple Watch, or desktop.

◆ My own personal storage, Keep

Easily store messages, photos, and videos on Keep and share them with your friends.

◆ Messages protected with Letter Sealing

Letter Sealing encrypts your messages, call history and location information. Always be assured of your privacy when using LINE.

*We recommend using a data plan or connecting to Wi-Fi as you may incur data usage fees otherwise.

*Please check the recommended specifications from LINE settings > Help > "Recommended specifications for LINE" when installing/updating the LINE app. In addition, if you're using an old version of iOS, we recommend updating it to the latest version.

▼Click here to see how to update your iOS version.

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What’s New

Version 13.19.1

• We fixed a few issues to make your LINE experience even better. Update to the latest version today.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
14.3K Ratings

14.3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

The line between instant messaging and social media is becoming a bit fuzzy—and that’s a great thing. Line offers free texting, voice messages, and video calls, all within its own nifty social network. With the app’s uncluttered, friendly interface, it’s simple to start group chats with close friends, receive notifications from celebrities you follow, or post daily highlights to your timeline. Tons of adorable virtual stickers give your messages added spark, and Line even integrates with select games and apps, letting you effortlessly share your achievements and creations.

DJできません ,

Exceptional in Japan, but Overseas Disappointment

In Japan, LINE is amazing! You can connect with businesses, do banking, purchase essential services like grocery delivery, insurance, and mobile phone service, and more, all within this one-stop app that puts a lot of digital power in the palm of your hands. The “by-Japanese for-Japanese” short-form video platform is a great addition, and the versatility of this app is truly impressive. The only downsides are that you’ll need a Japanese mobile phone number, making it challenging for foreigners to fully utilize the app. Additionally, providing your date of birth for age verification can be an inconvenience.

However, when it comes to using LINE overseas, the experience takes a sharp decline. You’re limited to buying a meager selection of stickers and themes, and the LINE official account inundates you with NFT scam advertisements and irrelevant smartphone game promotions. Registering a phone number for certain countries might further restrict your app functionality.

On a brighter note, some countries like Thailand and Taiwan Republic of China offer a more enhanced LINE experience, with access to Japanese services or their equivalents. If you’re located in one of these places, you can come close to the Japanese original experience. So, while LINE shines in Japan, its overseas version leaves much to be desired.

Leningrab ,

Line apps are confusing and notifications can’t be shut off

Line is a very cute messaging app and I love many parts of it. But they need to do a much better job of integrating it’s third party apps like Line Go and Line Pay.

I had to Google several different sites to figure out how to add Line Go, the taxi app, into my account. It involved finding an obscure page and following it. The page does not show up if you search within the app. I couldn’t even figure out Line Pay but I heard you can only use it with a Taiwan bank account anyway.

Lastly the notifications can’t be muted. My god, this is such a simple feature. If you mute a channel’s notifications (for example a group that is very chatty but you need to stay in it for important updates), the notifications still appear on the badge icon in your iPhone. It makes it seem you’re missing direct messages so you are forced to check Line and discover the notifications are all from the group you muted. It’s incredibly aggravating and a waste of time and attention, please fix this Line.

App Privacy

The developer, LINE Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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