Line Messenger App Claims To Have Hit 5 Million User Mark In India


Messenger apps have become a rage in India, with millions using them on a regular basis. The line cross-platform messaging developed by NHN Japan, was launched in the country on July 1 and already it has found success. The company claims that the app has already gained five million user registrations in just three weeks.

Click Here For New Gadgets Gallery

Line Messenger App Claims To Have Hit 5 Million User Mark In India


Click Here For New Smartphones Gallery

You must have the TV adds of these app recently, it is one of the most popular messenger apps having over 200 million users globally. Line offers free calling and messaging services. Users can make use of free stickers (emoticons) or the premium ones to better express them selves in the the messages. Users can purchase Premium stickers in the app. Line app is available across multiple platforms including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Nokia Asha

Line's major source of revenues are from in-app purchases which included stickers, games, news and others. Stickers and games are already available in India.

Jun Masuda, chief strategy and marketing officer, Line said that the company recognizes the potential for growth in the Indian Market and looks to expand in the country. Apparently the company is even considering opening a office in India.

Tech2 reports that the company looking to even support several Indian languages soon and is also looking to tie-up with telecom operators to provide offers with the app.

In a QnA session with with WSJ, when asked what was the strategy behind, Asian alternative to Facebook, Masuda replied "Facebook and Line are like two sides of the same coin, that's how I see it. Facebook is an open space where you can meet anybody and everybody. But it is a trend now, that almost all the users who have been on social networks, they are kind of tired of it. The reason is because it is too open. Line is the other side of the coin, it is similar but closed. Line is about being connected to people whom you are connected on a daily basis, and you are trying to have better relations. These are the people who matter in your life and the Line objective is to have a happier, richer communication with those set of people."

Most Read Articles
Best Mobiles in India

Read More About: line windows messenger news

Best Phones

Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Yes No
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more