Aug 13, 2012

Home and Timeline Function Comes On LINE For Android / TechCrunch Japan

NHN Japan announced that home and timeline functions become available on LINE for Android. It is launched before the iPhone app. With the addition, LINE becomes social network.

Home allows users to post status of yourself for which your friends can add mini-stamp of its popular character, Moon, to express feelings for the post. Timeline lets you to view your friends' posts. ...

TechCrunch Japan 8/6/2012 [jp]

  • LINE seems trying to compete with Facebook more and more seriously. It might be a big gamble for LINE because one of reasons that LINE has became so popular may be its simpleness. Adding social network functions could loose the simpleness. Actually LINE seems more popular in average users who do not often use or even not have a computer at home. While, Facebook is still more popular among early adopters in Japan. 

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