LINE Corporation

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
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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!

What’s New

Version 9.0.1

• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

blvz ,


My favorite changes in 4.0:

1. I can now press Option + C to type the “ç” character, when writing in Portuguese.
2. Emojis are now correctly rendered in chat window.
3. Way faster/lighter.

So, thanks for this update. The first two were critical to me.

What I’m still missing:

1. Can’t insert emojis by pressing Control + Command + Space, the pop over doesn’t show up. But I can paste emojis from TextEdit and send them, though.
2. Newer LINE emojis are displayed in chats, but aren’t present in the Emoji tab (within the Stickers pop up); thus, can’t be selected. For the same reason, they can’t be clicked, like stickers.

Other minor stuff:

- I can’t forward/delete single messages. (But copy/paste feels good).
- Sticker Sets are displayed in acquisition order, but not in the order previously set in the mobile app. Neither it can be re-ordered.
- In friend's Profile/Timeline, I can’t click/open cover photos. They should be just like profile photos.
- In friend's Profile/Timeline, I can’t copy/save profile photos. It’s a chromeless window, that I have to take a screenshot.
- I can’t pinch/zoom/rotate/swipe through photos.

mikaluvisa ,

Good, but improvement needed

It’s a good messaging app. Having it on the desktop is one of many reasons why I use Line. This means I can easily switch from my mobile to my computer. However, to say it is such an elegant or wonderful or magnificient app, is a way too much in my opinion. Objectively, there are some features that it needs to improve to come to that rate. There are clearly gaps between the mobile apps and the desktop one: Something so simple as message has been read, theme, sticker shop, etc. The improvement like the options to show timeline or not can be useful to some users, but I definitely expect something more than that in the update. And honestly I don’t like the current size of the app; we can’t resize the width of the main window while I don’t see the reason why I want a window that big for my Line app on my screen. I hope to see more improvements in the future. Until then, I’ll stick with 3 stars for now; it’s good, but improvements are needed. If you do care for the improvement of the app, rate objectively and do not simply compliment cheaply.

Helpermonkey3 ,

Not as good as the iPhone version

I have been using LINE on the iPhone for 10 months and my Mac Airbook for 9 months. Love the LINE iOS app but the desktop version is flawed. My biggest gripes are:
Keyboard Shortcuts either work very slowly or don’t work at all: I use the keyboard shortcuts feature in Apple iOS and Mac OS to save keystrokes when typing IM messages. Works great in LINE iOS but is flawed in the desktop version. When I type in a shortcut abbreviation, it is substituted immediately on LINE iOS (e.g. “ilu" turns into "I love you”) but on the desktop, you might have to wait 3-4 seconds, and half the time it doesn’t work all. This is a problem with LINE desktop as shortcuts work just fine in other apps on my Airbook.
Cannot Delete or Hide Contacts: You cannot delete a contact in LINE, either in the iOS app or the desktop app, but at least in the iOS app you can “hide” contacts. Not so in the desktop. It doesn’t even recognize that you have hidden the contact in the iOS app. Who wants to be constantly confronted with a list of their old girlfriend/boyfriends everytime they use LINE?
Take/Send Photo: Cannot take photo or send photo from “Pictures” within the LINE app on desktop. You can send files from within LINE, but you cannot take and send a photo directly, nor can you directly access and send photos from iPhoto library or photostream. So why not?

I keep waiting for some of these issues to be addressed but in 9 months, nothing.

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