With today's version 6.6.0 release of LINE for Android, users can now set videos as their profile images!
*Now, LINE for iPhone also supports video profile. (Edit:29th August.)

The new version will also introduce LINE Out Free, allowing users to make phone calls for free after watching a short video, as well as the ability to upload up to five minutes of video of any size to chats.

Update to the latest version of LINE now!

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Starting today, chats on LINE that have Letter Sealing (end-to-end encryption) enabled will now feature a padlock icon next to the chat's name. The changes may take a few days to come into effect.

Messages sent between users who have Letter Sealing enabled are stored on LINE's servers in an encrypted state and cannot be decrypted by anyone other than the users involved in the chat.

From its inception, LINE has maintained a strong commitment to protecting users' communication over LINE in compliance with applicable laws, with all data between users' devices and LINE's servers being encrypted. On September 8, 2015, LINE took that commitment one step further by introducing state-of-the-art, end-to-end encryption to 1-on-1 chats, followed by a rollout to group chats, voice calls, and video calls.

Now, in LINE 6.5.0, we've added a padlock icon to Letter Sealing-enabled chats.


How to use Letter Sealing
Letter Sealing is enabled by default.
We recommend that you keep Letter Sealing enabled at all times, but if you would like to disable it, please perform the following steps on the smartphone version of LINE.

1. Tap More (the "..." icon) > Settings (the gear icon) > Chats & Voice Calls.
2. Tap Letter Sealing.

Please note that the first time you attempt to send a message on the PC version of LINE with Letter Sealing enabled, you will be required to verify your LINE account via your smartphone as an initial security measure.

LINE will continue to take every measure possible to protect your privacy and strengthen the security of the LINE app.

On July 14, LINE went public on the New York Stock Exchange.

To celebrate the occasion, we wanted to bring along the LINE community for the trip and sent Brown on a mission to carry the thoughts and feelings of LINE users to the Big Apple, from a list of messages submitted by users around the world.

From over hundreds submissions, we picked out 32 messages to send to New York.

The messages would go up in no other place than at "The Crossroads of the World" – Times Square. 

So did Brown successfully accomplish his mission? Find out in the photos below!


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Have something you've been meaning to say, but couldn't find the right time or place to say it? 

On July 14, LINE Corporation is going public on the New York Stock Exchange.

To celebrate, LINE will be hosting a ceremony at Times Square, featuring appearances by Brown and Cony as well as plenty of LINE's iconic green to decorate the town.

As part of the celebration, we're offering a voice on Times Square's most iconic building to LINE users everywhere!

The messages of approximately 20 users will be chosen from a pool of submissions and broadcast on the world's most famous billboards.

Messages will be broadcast on the highest screen of the building visible in the center as well as on the surrounding screens.

Let that special someone know how much you care about them by sending them an unforgettable message from the most famous screens in the world! 

Your intended recipient won't have to go all the way to New York to see your message, as images of your billboard will reach them in the following days.

Brown will take it upon himself to carry your messages safely to Times Square, so be sure to participate if you're a Brown fan! 

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As part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing privacy and security for our users, we are pleased to announce that from July, LINE is introducing “Letter Sealing (End-to-end Encryption)” as a default feature.

Since Letter Sealing encryption is available for all LINE users, those who have been using Hidden Chat can now enjoy the same peace of mind and sense of security from LINE’s main 1:1 chats without having to create separate Hidden Chat rooms. As such, from tomorrow, we will no longer support the Hidden Chat feature. 

Please make sure that you update to the latest iOS and Android version for the newest and best functionalities from http://line.me/update

LINE will continue to take every measure possible to protect your privacy and strengthen the security of its app to ensure you have the best experience possible.

In case you have any questions or require technical assistance, please contact LINE Customer Support at https://contact.line.me

With today's release of version 6.4.0 of LINE for iOS, users can now back up their chat history on iCloud. This update means that you will now be able to preserve your previous chat history after changing to a new iPhone.

The update also introduces a new pinning feature! Pinning chats allows them to always appear at the top of your chat list for easy access.

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On June 23, 2011, the world celebrated the birth of a new communication method called LINE. 

LINE is not just a simple messaging app for sending messages. It is a communication application designed to enrich the communication between you and your family, friends, loved ones, and other important people in your life.

Imagine: a couple who used to quarrel all the time for neglecting to tell each other what time they’ll be
coming home is now putting each other at ease with a simple LINE sticker that says “I’m sorry”. Or a teenager is no longer being nagged by her parents for talking loudly on the phone long into the night, because she’s having a virtual slumber party with her friends in bed until lights out. 

These are just some of the ways in which LINE is serving users everyday, from morning until night amongst families, friends, and loved ones, 24 hours  a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. In other words, LINE has integrated to become a natural part of people’s lives and daily communication.

LINE just turned five, which in human years, makes us still a child. We are going to need vast amounts of experience to keep growing. That is why LINE is dedicated to spending every second of every day to gain more and more users across the globe in hopes of becoming a service that is ingrained in the lives of people in each country.

Furthermore, LINE’s service provision will not end at merely offering users an application. With continuous agility, we will create opportunities for users to be able to improve their relationships with other people, businesses, and services.

At LINE, we want to evolve from being just a simple tool to being by your side much like a family member or a friend, connecting you to the world everyday.

Ever since LINE first began, it has been our mission to enable users to communicate with each other in all-new ways. Today, we have prepared some special gifts as a token of our appreciation.  

Thank you for providing LINE with such an amazing opportunity for the past five years.
We look forward to a brighter future as we continue to serve you. 

Today, LINE celebrates its fifth anniversary.

This special day has only been made possible by the constant support of our loyal users across the globe since we first launched the service in June of 2011. The staff here at LINE wishes to thank each and every one of you for your kind support.

Ever since LINE first began, it has been our mission to enable users to communicate with each other in all-new ways. Therefore, we have prepared some special gifts as a token of our appreciation. 

Call that special someone... 
Talk to your heart’s content at no charge.  
Starting today at 11 am  (GMT+9), you will be able to use LINE Out to call both domestic and international landlines and mobile phones free of charge for 24 hours. 

Whether it's with a mother back home, a significant other away on business, or a father who still hasn't gotten a smartphone, this is your chance to talk to those who matter most.

Applicable countries: All countries covered by LINE Out
Period: From 11:00 am on June 23 to 10:59 am on June 24, 2016 (GMT+9)

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A new sticker format joined animated and sound stickers today, adding a new way for you to close the distance with your LINE friends.

Introducing new, screen-filling pop-up stickers!

The first time they are received, these dynamic stickers fill the LINE chat screen with their animations.

Pop-up stickers debut with Brown & Cony's Big Love Stickers, featuring the couple's overflowing love, now on sale!
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