Line VoIP and Messaging App Now Has More Than 100 Million Users

While Skype, Viber, and Rebtel dominate the western VoIP app market with WhatsApp Messenger, Kik Messenger and others dominating on the messaging side, when we look at Asia, we see that Japan’s LINE chat app is growing at a rapid pace in the region; according to the official Line blog, since October, the app has gained a whopping 30 million new users — setting itself a new record — and it continues to gain users at a rapid pace.

Line VoIP and IM is currently available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and feature phones and the application is listed on the top apps in 41 app stores worldwide, including Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and the Windows Phone Store.

To celebrate the achievement, Line has released a video which we’ve embedded below, featuring a number of its trademark characters. In addition, the developers are offering special gifts to their users to celebrate the milestone, which users can download by going to the sticker shop and clicking on the “Event” tab.

  • So how does Line compare to Viber?? I’m looking for a VoIP app alternative to Skype that includes voice for Windows Phone.

    • Well for one, they have voice calling on their Windows Phone app, as I’m sure you’re aware 😛

      I haven’t really used Line yet, so couldn’t tell you as far as feature wise.

    • It depends on what features you’re looking for and generally where you are wanting to call. Line is more popular in Asia, so if you have a number of friends in Asia you can talk to, they might be using Line already. Viber is more popular in North America at the moment.