Popular cross-platform messaging services are gradually adding end-to-end encryption to their offerings as users seek out services that offer them better protection and privacy features. Line is pretty big in many parts of the world and it boasts hundreds of millions of users who will now be delighted to find out that their preferred instant messaging service now supports end-to-end encryption.
In some parts of the world like Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan, chat app LINE is extremely popular to the point where there are cafes set up in its name, and there are also stores which sells merchandise like soft toys, t-shirts, and so on, all of which feature a variety of characters from the stickers used in the app.
In certain countries, there are certain messaging apps that users prefer. For example over in Thailand, messaging apps like LINE are more popular, while over in China, they might prefer WeChat. However generally speaking, a report from Similar Web has found that WhatsApp remains the most popular messaging app in the world.
With there being so many chat and messaging apps, just because an app was released first doesn’t mean that it is guaranteed to stick around. Now LINE has been out for many years now and is still a favorite amongst users in countries like Japan and Thailand, just to name a few, and recently the app has undergone an update that brings group voice calling features.
Back in 2014, messaging app LINE bought MixRadio from Microsoft. For those unfamiliar, MixRadio was probably one of the earlier music streaming services from back in the day and was originally launched by Nokia, at least until Microsoft acquired the company in which MixRadio was part of the deal.
In the recent years, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, along with messaging apps like WhatsApp, LINE, and etc. have grown to become more inclusive and thoughtful about people from different backgrounds and sexual preferences. For example Facebook allowed users to turn their profile photos into rainbows to show support for same-sex marriage.
In the recent years we have started to see more developers of messaging apps introduce more security features, like WhatsApp who has started to encrypt user data by default. While encryption is no doubt a welcome feature, there are some who aren’t too pleased about it, but it looks like nothing is going to stop the encryption train.Popular messaging app LINE has recently pushed out an update to their mobile […]
If you’re a Tizen user or if you’d like to get your hands on a Tizen phone but were wondering about the availability of popular apps, you might be pleased to learn that Samsung has announced that they will be bringing popular messaging apps such as LINE and WeChat onto the platform.This announcement follows an earlier one in which Rovio promised that Angry Birds would also be making its way […]
While LINE might not be particularly popular in the West, over in Asia and other parts of the world, LINE is one of the more popular messaging apps around. Now if you’re an avid user of the app, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently announced that they have launched their own Android launcher.The launcher is free and available for download via Google Play. Now if […]
LINE is a messaging app that seems to be particularly popular in Asia, like in countries such as Japan, Thailand, Korea, and Malaysia, just to name a few. Recently the company has announced that they have updated the Android app and it will now come with a new feature called LINE Out.However it should be noted that LINE Out is actually the rebranding of the company’s call service that was […]
Line is best known for its cross-platform instant messenger that is used by hundreds of millions of people across the globe, the company has been branching out into other areas like music and what not, it’s latest creation is an app that lets people share their locations with people they want to. Line’s new location sharing application is called Line Here.
In countries where internet is slow and data plans are expensive, conserving data is key. Recently developers have tried to help with that by launching “lite” versions of their app, like what messaging app LINE did last month when they launched LINE Lite. The app was only available in Asia and Africa at the time of launch, but now it has begun its global rollout.According to a press release from […]
LINE is a messenger app that you may or may not have heard of. The app is extremely popular in Asia, like in Thailand where they actually sell t-shirts and plushies of LINE characters, and there is even a LINE cafe as well! That being said, it looks like the company is following in the footsteps of Facebook by launching LINE Lite.For those who are hearing about this for the […]
For those of you who aren’t from Asia or haven’t really noticed, LINE is an extremely popular app in some Asian markets, such as Japan and Thailand, just to name a few. That being said, the company is more than just a messaging app as it has launched countless apps aimed at photographers, gamers, and more.Recently it looks like the company is thinking of taking the likes of Apple and […]