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Slack is a workplace communication solution that’s increasingly becoming popular, some major tech companies are now working to create a similar solution of their own. Line, one of the biggest cross-platform messaging services in the world, has announced today that it’s also developing a new workplace messaging solution. The unnamed solution might take some inspiration from Slack, Line says that its new product will be released first in Japan by spring next year.

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Line wants to speed up development on this solution so it has decided to work with a team called Works Mobile. It happens to be a Japanese affiliate of Korean internet behemoth Naver, much like Line Corp itself.

There’s no shortage of enterprise-focused apps and services out there but Slack is gaining popularity primarily because of its easy-to-use features and layout, among other features.

This is just one of the ways that Line seeks to remain relevant in a market that also plays hosts to giants like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Snapchat. Line does need to differentiate itself from the competition and offering a business-focused product is a good way to go about it.

Line is yet to confirm further details about this new service, we’ll get to hear more about it in the coming months.

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