Sun. Aug 9th, 2020

LINE for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Update Enables Background Messaging, Privacy Enhancements

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Over the weekend, LINE for iOS received a pretty interesting update that many of you should have received by now. This update adds a couple of features that were recently rolled out to Android devices, but also adds in a few iOS-exclusive changes.

The update pushes the version number to 3.9.1 and adds a setting that prevents users who are not your friends from sending you messages, one of the changes rolled out to Android devices late last month. The other change that has been extended to Apple users is the increased voice message length, pushing the limit to a staggering 30 minutes (who wants to send us a really long voice message to try it out?).

For iOS 7 users in particular, the new version enables users to receive new messages when the app is running in background. It seems like a standard feature for all messaging apps nowadays, but is a welcome addition nonetheless.

Finally the update rolled out some “other minor bug fixes,” but the developers chose not to detail exactly what these bugs affected.

If you haven’t yet received it, you can update your LINE app here. And about that voice message … we were really kidding, but if you have that much time to donate to our amusement, who are we to say no?