Messenger are becoming one of the rich category of mobile application. Line, which is also a part of the same community of applications, is quite popular due to its extensive features. It is can also be concluded as WhatsApp of Japan, as it is prevalently in use in the same country, however, nothing can beat the usability of the WhatsApp when talking about worldwide app market. Line was developed by Line Corporation, which is a Korean company and launched in Japan, and was later pushed to different parts of the World, which now covers major share of messaging market. The first ever version of the application was released in 2011, for Android and iOS users. Although, now you can see the app rolling out for every other mobile operating system whether Java or Blackberry OS.
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History And Figures:
Line, when initially launched for Android and iOS users in Japan, and received huge response from the users. In 2011, user base of this application has reached to around 100 million; which was after eighteen months of its official launch and touched 200 million users in further 6 months. According to a research made in Feb 2015, the user base has crossed 600 million figure which is quite huge. The sole purpose behind the development of the application was the disaster relief. It was built to use internet as a resource, for people who were struck in Tohoku earthquake in March, 2011. The disaster was quite widespread and disrupted the complete communication system of the victimized areas.
Features And Add-ons:
Line was built in close proximity to Wechat, which is very popular in China. Basic features of Line include text messaging, sending emoticons, sending stickers, sending voice notes, sharing videos images and other sound files. These are the common things which can be achieved using every other messaging application. Keeping this in mind and to add a bit uniqueness to the application, the developers introduced VOIP (Voice over internet protocol) which gained much user interest. Although, there were application like Viber and Skype already well settled in the market, Inspite Line is giving them run for their money, all owing to its better voice quality.
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There were various new addition of features in the app from time to time. For instance, the latest addition included timed messages where the message automatically disappears after the defined time frame, quite similar to Snapchat. Besides this, users can also update status and maintain their timeline, just as you would do on Facebook.
To get started with the app you will first need to register with the Line community. It is quite simple and require either cell number or email address. When registering, you will be asked to set a username, which will be your ID on the community and people can search you with the same ID. After signed up successfully, app will automatically sync your contacts and will show up all the people already using the community.
How To Get It On PC?
To run this app on PC, follow simple steps below:
- Download Bluestack for your Windows.
- Install it on your Windows.
- Open Bluestack and click on search option.
- Now search for ‘Line’ and wait for the result to show up.
- Click on the link of the app to open Playstore.
- Now click on install to download and thereby install the app on your Windows.
Once done, go to My Apps section of Bluestacks and start messaging to your buddies!