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LINE: Free Calls & Messages for Android

By NAVER Japan Corporation Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of LINE: Free Calls & Messages

  • Send free messages and make calls whenever and wherever you are with your Android device
  • Last updated on 09/21/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jan 26, 2017

Line is an efficient, easy-to-use messaging app with more than 200 million monthly users, based mainly in Asia.

Pros

Texting: Texting with the Line app is engaging and, if you want, amusing, either in one-to-one or group messages. You have quick access to free stickers, including those featuring Line Friends. Line also has emoji and will suggest some as you type. Type "world," for example, and the app displays globe and map emoji you can substitute to create an emoji-based message. Line does a nice job of making everything just a swipe or tap away, and it's easy to navigate around the app to find what you want.

Voice and video calls: In addition to text, Line offers free one-to-one and group video and voice calls. Voice calls can handle as many as 200 participants; video calls cap at four.

Privacy: By default, Line's encryption provides end-to-end privacy for text messages and voice and video calls. Only the sender and recipients can view messages.

Sharing: You can also send photos, video, and voice messages. The app comes with video-editing tools and video filters.

Line Store: While the app provides free stickers to download, you can buy additional stickers and games through the Line Store.

Cons

Excessively adorable: The stickers and emojis can add a lot of personality to chats but fall on the cute side of communication. Those looking for more serious forms of visual expression might find Line a bit twee.

Bottom Line

Overall, Line covers what you'd look for in a messaging app. It offers a broad collection of messaging tools that let you participate in one-on-one and group chats, with a well-organized interface that makes it easy to add stickers and photos to your messages. The default end-to-end encryption is increasingly an important feature in messaging.

Full Specifications

What's new in version September 17, 2020

We're always working hard to make LINE even better. Update today for the latest experience!

General

Release September 21, 2020
Date Added September 21, 2020
Version September 17, 2020

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 121,225
Downloads Last Week 9
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Developer's Description

LINE reshapes communication around the globe, allowing you to enjoy not only messaging but also free voice and video calls wherever you find yourself.

Download LINE and discover the reasons for its global popularity and number one ranking in 52 countries.

LINE's latest features

Intimate conversations or large round tables can happen anywhere with group video calls

Chat with up to 200 friends in your group simultaneously! Enjoy face to face video chats with friends as well!

Use polls to quickly see what your friends think

From where to meet to what to eat, avoid lengthy discussions and make decisions easily by creating a poll.

LINE's main features

Free voice and video calls anywhere, anytime

Enjoy great quality calls at no charge, no matter where you are. Even international calls with up to 200 people at the same time are completely free! Use effects and filters for even more fun during video calls. (Note that this feature may not be available on certain devices.)

Convenient chats where anything is possible

Share messages, photos, videos, stickers, voice messages, and locations easily with friends.

Fun and easy-to-use social networking features

From messages and photos to videos and locations, share your daily moments with friends on Timeline!

Find the world's most popular characters at the Sticker Shop

Browse hundreds of popular free stickers plus adorable stickers of the world's favorite characters! Choose from a variety of LINE sticker sets to liven up your messages in your own unique way.

Auto-sync your device and PC

Whether on the go with the mobile version or connected to the desktop version using your PC or Mac, your LINE chats are always up-to-date and synced automatically across all versions.

Your own personal storage space: Keep

Store messages, photos, videos, and more in Keep where you can easily share them with friends.

Stay informed with LINE official accounts

Connect directly with your favorite celebrities and companies by friending their official accounts.

Get connected to new apps

LINE provides a gateway to entertainment and lifestyle apps that will keep you entertained and bring new convenience to your life.

Make international calls with LINE Out

Place international calls to mobile phones and landlines at low rates. You can even call friends who aren't on LINE.

Plus, enjoy free calls after watching ads with LINE Out Free.

We recommend using a data plan or connecting to Wi-Fi as you may incur data usage fees otherwise.

Please also use LINE with Android OS versions 4.4 and above to enjoy LINE to the fullest extent.

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