Free calls and messaging are just some of Line's offerings

What is Line?

Line offers free voice calls over IP, video calls, and instant messaging. It has earned a solid reputation as an alternative to WhatsApp. It has overtaken apps like Skype in the number of registered and active users, and its global user base is roughly 84 million.

You can also make premium calls to your non-LINE contacts from within the app, as well as block or hide any references you don't want to be able to contact you. LINE is easy to set up, allowing you to register with your phone number or email address. LINE's voice and video calling features work well, and the sound quality is excellent. There is a slight delay when calling over WiFi and 3G, although the quality is still better than Skype.

Main features of the Line app

Line offers several social networking features, such as a timeline feature that works like Facebook and Twitter's timeline. Users can share media files with other Line accounts, including voice recordings, video files, and images. Voice and video can be recorded on the spot. Line camera's free photo editing app helps you take photos and lightly edit them before saving or sending them.

Line also includes stickers and emoticons, many of which can be purchased from the theme and sticker stores. The Line Pay app supports in-app payments. You can organize group messages for up to 100 people at a time. There are many ways to add friends, including shaking matching phones next to each other. You can also use QR codes to add friends quickly.

Supported Devices and Setup

Line works on iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), Android, and BlackBerry devices. It is also available for Windows PCs and macOS. Installation is easy. After installing and launching, Line will walk you through the registration process, which is done through your phone number. It will help if you double-check that your number is correct and then confirm your registration with a code sent to your phone.

During the registration process, Line requests access to your contacts. You can deny this access if you want. This option allows Line to view your device contacts and create an in-app friend list based on those contacts, showing which of your contacts are in Line.

Terms of Use for Official Accounts

The Line system is considered an official account, so any messages from Line prompt you to accept this additional agreement. If you click "Cancel," you will not be able to interact with or add official accounts, including news outlets such as CNN, TechCrunch, and Wikipedia, as well as celebrities. Every time you interact with an official account, you will be prompted to confirm the terms of use for official accounts. Businesses and organizations manage official Line accounts.

Why download Line for iOS?

Use Line to call people not in the Line app on mobile or landline numbers. These calls are chargeable. Instead of paying for expensive mobile minutes, you will use Line credits to make VoIP calls. This service is called Line Out. Rates are usually affordable but vary depending on where you call. To make free calls with Line Out, you must see the advertisement. The time available for a ring depends on where you are.


What’s new

Minor bug fixes

  • Group chat for up to 100 people
  • Wide range of emoticons
  • Good quality of communication
  • Works on mobile and desktop platforms
  • No way to delete contacts

More info

LINE Corporation

Also available in other platforms