Google Chrome welcomes web-LINE
Popular Japanese communication platform LINE is continuing to top up its user base. Today, on 30 July, the firm released the expansion LINE for Google Chrome 1.0.0, thereby making the messenger available for anyone with a computer, Internet and Chrome.
Why would LINE need a web version?
The fact that LINE rolled out a web version is in line with the company’s plans to get ahold of new users, who are unable to use the desktop version for one reason or another. Perhaps, you feel like to chat with your friends while at work, but, unfortunately, your employer has a strict policy on entertaining software. Or, maybe, you are on a visit, but you’d still like to use your friend’s computer to check your messages.
You can download the free web version of LINE from the Chrome Web Store.
LINE’s handy web version!
LINE for Chrome allows you to stay connected no matter what. The user no longer depends on a specific platform with the installed desktop version of the messaging app (mobile or computer).
LINE’s new version will be linked to your Google account, meaning that the user can log into LINE from any device without setting an extension every single time.
In order to get started with the messenger all you need to do is go to your Google account’s settings menu, select “Extensions” and simply launch LINE.
Users can also create a shortcut to LINE messenger and place it in a convenient spot, such as the desktop, for instance.
To log into the app you need to provide an email address that you indicated while registering the mobile version. Just click More, then Settings, followed by Accounts and add your email address. Here is where you authorize logging in from other devices.
What is LINE for Google Chrome capable of?
What does LINE for Chrome offer us?
- First off, it supports the messenger’s main function to exchange messages, including in group chats.
- Secondly, it lets you send screenshots to your contacts via the “Take a screenshot” function.
- Third, it provides you with the option to share files of up to 1 gigabyte.
- It also gives you the liberty to use the stickers that you bought in the mobile version. Animated images, however, will be static.
- Moreover, you are free to add new contacts.
- Last but not least, you can make use of your notes as well as save the necessary files, texts and task lists.
Unfortunately, the web version does not provide the opportunity to create new accounts, make free voice and video calls, share emoticons, use albums and notes, or even shop for new stickers and change conversation topics.
Another function that is missing is the possibility to automatically kill the app. Users will have to input their login details each time, but this additional measure will protect your account. Every time a user will attempt to login, a notification will be sent to his/her mobile app.
Hey, but don’t take our word for it – download LINE’s free expansion from the Chrome Web Store and install it to your browser.