LINE app, LINE VoIP and messaging, LINE for Android

LINE has just released a new version of its app for iOS and Android, which includes, among other things improvements to the report feature as well as new optimizations for Apple’s new iOS 8 software.

There’s a lot to digest with the new updates, which includes 4.7.0 for Android, 4.7.1 for iOS. The new changes are outlined below (via):

  • Improved Groups for Easier Sharing of Photos and Events!
    Tap the top right icon on the Timeline to see a list of groups that you are a member of. On each group’s page, you can easily access the posts, albums, and members for that group. Save important messages as posts and carry on with your daily conversations in the chat to keep things neat and tidy!
  • LINE app, LINE groups, LINE friends

  • Posts
    The Notes feature has been renamed Posts and is now formatted in the same way as the Timeline. Messages added as posts to groups will also appear on all group members’ Timelines*. Unlike chat messages, posts are stored separately from chats and can be accessed by members who join in later. They are perfect for sharing important information.

    * Please be assured that group posts are only displayed on the Timelines of group members and are not visible to anyone else.

  • Albums
    Share your favorite moments with the group! Photos in chats expire after a certain period, but in albums, they stay eternal. Friends who join later can see how much fun you’ve had too!
  • Members
    View members and invited friends at one glance. Invite new friends or cancel invitations on this page too.

    Posts and albums are also available in 1-on-1 chats. Tap the icon in the top right of the chat to see them.

Other updates to the LINE app for iOS and Android include:

  • Widened area of report feature. Now all chats and Timeline posts can be reported.
  • Added support for preview of animated stickers in sticker suggestions.
  • Increased maximum number of recipients to 10 when forwarding chats or links (for iOS).
  • LINE will continue to listen to your voices and update the app to provide a more convenient and secure service.

You can download the new updates right here and post your thoughts on these changes in the comments below.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at