Chat app Line has a billion users




The chat app Line of the Korean company has Naver users worldwide a billion. This number is reached within five years after the release of the app. This service can match WhatsApp, which in February also counted a billion users.

The chat app, which is available on many operating systems, made ​​an explosive growth after its introduction in Japan in 2011. There were a half years after a hundred million users and came after the same number again within half a year. The app was developed by the Japanese branch of Naver, meanwhile the development was taken over by the company Line Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Naver. The initial reason for the development of the software was a violent earthquake in Japan, where the telecommunications infrastructure was damaged.

Line functionality is largely the same as those of WhatsApp, through support for sending text messages, images, videos and sound. The Korea Times report further states that the number of monthly active users in December worldwide was around 215 million. Line Corporation would also increased its profit from the sale of music, live content, games and stickers in the online store bought can be. According to the company itself are sent daily 2.4 billion of such stickers and received.

Line Corporation also plans to become a mobile virtual network operator offering services via the network from other providers. The service plans to offer a smart portal, allowing users online and offline access to, among other businesses, services and brands.


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