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The LINE VoIP and Messaging application was first released on June 23, 2011 by the Japanese arm of South Korea based NHN after the Tohoku earthquake set the company on the road to the discovery that a data service would work and be more efficient than the network currently in place. It was after this realization that the company decided to design an app accessible on multiple platforms, spanning smartphones, tablets, and desktops. This application would be compatible with the existing data network and provide a continuous and free calling and messaging service.

According to sources, the name LINE originated from the fact that people had to line up outside of public phones after the earthquake, because in Japan the public phones "are programmed to take priority over networks during and after an earthquake".

As of May 2, 2013, LINE had over 150 million users worldwide and grew to surpass 200 million users by July 23 and then hit 230 million in late August. The number of users then skyrocketed to 300 million by late November 2013. App add-ons such as LINE Play also experienced steady growth as a result.

Some features of the multi-platform LINE app include the sharing of recent developments in life to friends in real-time, optional address book syncing, sharing of files with friends, location sharing, create and join groups, Home and Timeline features, and more. This is in addition to a large number of games and add-ons have been created specifically for the app by LINE's developers, all of which tack on additional functionality and features.



Around 1,000 New Emoji Make an Appearance on LINE App for Android

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LINE recently pushed an update out to Android devices that included “around” 1,000 new Emoji, though an exact count was not specified by LINE. The…

Games Continue to Be Success for Mobile Messaging App LINE, With 300 Million Downloads to Date

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LINE Games are very popular for the Japan-based messaging app; Games alone accounted for 60 percent of the $338 million in revenue that LINE made…

LINE Call Launches in Eight Countries on Android, Coming Soon for iOS

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LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app, LINE, today announced the release of LINE Call, a new calling service that…

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