Published by LINE Corporation, LINE is a free app that is designed for devices running Windows operating systems. It is a social networking platform that allows users to communicate with one another in a myriad of ways no matter where they happen to be in the world. Designed for ages 13+, it has millions of users around the globe who are already using the service.
What is LINE All About and What Does it Offer?
This software is designed to reshape communication around the world, so the makers say, and allows users to get together with their family, their friends and their loved ones in an online environment - all for no fee. Users download the app and are then able to communicate with other people via a wide range of services. These include voice calls, which can be made between devices, as well as video calls if preferred. In addition, the service offers a messaging application, which is a handy way of communicating with people whether they are on the other side of the planet from you or in the next room. Another benefit of the instant messaging service is that there is a limitless variety of cool stickers to choose from so you are not just stuck with the usual tried and trusted emoticons offered by other rival operators. This app is likely to appeal to anybody who uses Skype or another video and voice service as well as instant messaging platforms, and who want to be able to access all of these things in one location on their Windows device.
The Interface and User Experience of LINE
With over 600 million users around the globe who have already downloaded the app, there are plenty of good reasons to choose it. Of course, if you want to contact someone in particular, then they will have to subscribe to the service as well. Since it is a free application, this shouldn't cause too many people a problem. Indeed, the designers claim that they are constantly expanding the platform so that it will continue to provide exciting new experiences and even greater usability and convenience for people running it. The various modules – voice calls, video calls, instant messaging – are all easy to access and they do everything that you'd expect. When in video mode, for example, you can see the person you are speaking to as well as a thumbnail of yourself to help keep you communicating effectively. With the aforementioned messaging stickers, users will soon find that they are able to express themselves in ways that they'd never thought possible before. Multiple languages are supported, underlining the fact that this is a truly international communication tool.
Requiring up to 24 MB to download, this app is handy because it provides many services in one place, however it does not do anything that is utterly unique and which marks it out from similar services. What it does, it does well and the most recent updates have fixed a few of the minor glitches meaning that it is now smoother than ever. The app allows you to share photos, locations and icons with ease.