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.

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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