After launching the Line Music streaming service for the Android platform, the firm has introduced a LITE version of its popular messenger service for the same stand and it is available to download at Google Play store, undersigned by the Line Corporation.
The Line Corporation is extremely popular in Asia, as the company sells T-Shirts and plushies of LINE characters in Thailand, meanwhile, there is a Line Cafe as well! In addition, the Asian countries are well-known for emerging markets with poor Internet connectivity and narrow bandwidth. Therefore, taking it into the consideration the Line Lite for Android is unveiled. Back in June, the social media giant Facebook has also launched Facebook Lite, targeting the same user base.
As the name describes, Line Lite app is a lightweight app that takes only 912KB of the disk storage after the installation. In exchange of less than an MB of the disk storage users can add features to their smartphones such as group texting, stickers, and image sharing to the Line subscribers. However, the app lacks the audio and video chat feature, which is present in the original app. Besides this, the removal of the Timeline feature from the app also enables it to use a lesser disk space.
The company has revealed that the Line Lite will be available in 11 countries including India, Pakistan, Algeria, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Vietnam. The service can be introduced in other territories on demand.
“Users can sign up for new accounts on Line Lite, or carry over their existing Line accounts,” said the company on the blog post. “Line Lite aims to maximize the user experience while reducing the dependence on network infrastructure and the availability of high-spec devices. It promises to play an important role in improving the satisfaction of Line users around the globe, as well as enlarging Line’s user base.”
-Install this lightweight app quickly and easily on any network. It’s less than 1 MB!
-LINE Lite is a lightweight app that performs well on all Android devices.
-Exchange messages and photos for free with LINE Lite and LINE users.
-Add friends easily by entering in their IDs. Friends in your device’s contact list are automatically added as LINE friends.
-Use your email address to log in to LINE and continue using your existing account info.
The Line messenger service currently has 600 million users worldwide and it is constantly expanding its platform. The company also promises that it will continue to provide exciting new experiences and convenience.
First Published on July 24, 2015 02:18 pm