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November 4, 2013

LINE comes to Nokia Lumia

LINE is a hugely popular messaging app that’s used by more than 260 million users in over 231 countries. It’s been available for Nokia Asha for a while now and you can now get it on your Nokia Lumia, too.

Downloading LINE costs nothing and you can grab it by scanning the QR code on the right of this page.



Once installed, the registration process is simple. Just add your phone number, email address (this is not essential but enables LINE use from a PC or Mac) and accept the terms of service and privacy policy and you’re in.

It’s worth pointing out that you have to be at least 13 years of age to use LINE, so you’ll need to agree to that, too.

To verify your new account, LINE will send you a code via SMS, which you’ll need to enter into the app to finalise registration.

LINE automatically populates your contact list to get you started. It does this by collecting the phone numbers stored on your phone (don’t worry, it’s all encrypted and secure) and finding registered members with those numbers.

Although, you can skip this part if you prefer.


With any account comes a profile and the need to personalise it. Personalisation is actually rather limited. Select a photo from either your photo gallery or by taking a new one directly from within the app.

You’ll need a name, of course, and also a user ID. Your profile name is what people will see what you’re chatting but it’s your user ID that’s important for allowing people to find you easily.

It’s no surprise that with over 280 million users, finding the one you want may now be a little tricky, but picking a user ID will make it easy for your friends to find you.



LINE is all about communication, doing it in a fun and convenient way and by doing these things for free.

At its most basic level, it’s a messenger service where you can send text messages to one another.

If you want more, then add in some emoticons, attach photos, videos, audio messages, your location, and also add what LINE call ‘stickers’. These are essentially extremely large themed characters that convey a sense of fun that maybe words cannot.

If you get tired of texting messages to one another, simply press the on-screen phone icon to directly call the other person.


Because you connect to the LINE service through Wi-Fi or through your data plan it doesn’t cost you anything to send messages or make voice calls. Bonus! However, if you haven’t got a data plan of Wi-Fi, charges may apply.

LINE pushes notifications to a tile on your Start screen so you’ll never miss a conversation.

LINE runs on Nokia Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.x, from the Nokia Lumia 800 to the Nokia Lumia 1020.

Are you on LINE?