Founder(s): Line CorporationFounded: March, 2011
Type Of App: Instant Messaging, Social Media
Use: Instant Messaging, social networking
Nature Of Business: Public
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Area Served: Worldwide
Industry Type: Internet
Line is a freeware app for instant communications on electronic devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, and personal computers. Line users exchange texts, images, video and audio, and conduct free VoIP conversations and video conferences. The service is operated by Line Corporation, a Japanese subsidiary of the South Korean internet search giant Naver Corporation. Line launched in Japan in 2011, reaching 100 million users within eighteen months and 200 million users only six months later.