Telecom Lead Asia: NHN Japan Corporation has enhanced its
free-calling and free-messaging app LINE for Android version with new Home and
The new features will fortify the social networking
aspect of the service. The company said that these new features will also be
available for iPhone versions of the app in the near future.
NHN Japan said these newly introduced features allow
users to connect via LINE and enable them to share their most recent happenings
with one another.
The company reckons that these features will serve as
trigger for communication since users will be able to check what their friends
have been up to recently, in real time, without the necessity of sending
With the home page users can use text, photos, videos,
location information, etc., to share their recent events. On the other hand,
timeline lets users keep track of all their LINE friends’ recent updates to their
Home pages in a timeline format.
The company also added ‘More’ button to the menu bar,
which allows users access other services integrated to LINE including Sticker
Shop, Official Accounts, LINE Camera, LINE Card and Games.
NHN Japan said these new features are designed only to be
a supplement to its main free-calling and free-messaging services.
The company revealed that it will expand as well as
continually improve the features and functions which serve to provide an
enriching communicative experience between LINE users.
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