South Korea’s LINE messenger reaches 300 million user milestone


Free messenger application LINE has become one of the most popular messengers around the world, as South Korea’s Naver Corp. on November 25, 2013 said that it broke 300-million download mark. Smartphone users across the world have been connecting with the help of the mobile messenger and this lead to a new milestone.


The latest milestone was reached four months after the messenger attracted 200 million users in July 2013. According to analysts, the free messenger service is most likely going to reach another milestone of 450 million download hits across the globe by 2015. After the initial launch of the service, the company has expanded it to about 230 countries in 14 languages which include Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish.

The messenger is being distributed through its affiliate Naver Japan. The number of users has been on the rise in the Middle East and Asia and the popularity of the messenger has increased after the introduction of free voice calling and emoticon features. The company went on to say that more and more users are joining the messenger from countries like Brazil, Mexico and other Latin American nations.

At the moment, 90 percent of LINE users are based overseas, while Japan, Taiwan and Thailand are considered to be the biggest markets.

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