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Timeline and Home

Specs and Settings for Timeline/Home

The Basics

Difference Between Timeline and Home toggle

The Timeline and Home are places where you can communicate with other users.

Timeline
From the Timeline page, you can see text messages, images, videos, stickers, and other activity from your friends and yourself in real time.


You can also Like or comment on your friends’ posts on the Timeline, or reply to comments to your posts.

Home
The Home is a personal space where only your Timeline posts are displayed.

Your friends can visit your Home and Like or comment on your posts. You can also visit your friends’ Homes.
 

Posts on your Home are also visible on the Timeline, so your friends will be able to see them. If you do not want your friends to view a certain post, please refer to the Help article below.

 

Visibility of Timeline posts to others

 

Please note that users who are not your friends can visit your Home from hashtag search results. Only posts set to Public can be viewed by users who are not your friends.

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Viewing a friend's Home toggle
You can visit a friend’s Home by following either of the below methods.

- Tap the friend’s name on your friends list, then home icon.
- Tap the friend’s name or icon on the Timeline.
- Tap the friend’s icon in a comment or a Like they left on your Home.

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Viewing your Home toggle
You can see your Home by following either of the below methods.

- Tap your name on your friends list, then Home.
- Tap your name or icon on the Timeline.
- Tap the settings icon > Profile > Home.

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Devices that can access Timeline and Home toggle
The Timeline and Home features are available on iOS devices, Android devices, and the PC version of LINE. They are not available on the Windows Phone version of LINE.

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Post Settings

What can be posted on Timeline? toggle
You can post the following on the Timeline.

Text: Up to 10,000 characters per post
Stickers, images, and videos: Up to 20 per post
Sound and animation stickers: Up to 1 per post (cannot be posted together with regular stickers)
URLs and locations: Up to 1 each per post

Timeline posts are also visible on your Home to all your friends. If you do not want all your friends to see a post, you can change it privacy settings manually.

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Making a Timeline post toggle
To make a Timeline post, please refer to the steps below:

1. From your Home, tap the Post button, or go to the Timeline tab and tap What's new?
2. If you wish to post something other than text, tap the relevant item icon.
3. After you have entered what you wish to post, tap Post at the top right of the screen.

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Notifications for stickers and comments on your posts toggle
When someone Likes or comments on your post, a number will be displayed at the top left of your Timeline. If you turn on Timeline notifications, you will also get alerts on your smartphone.

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Replying to comments from friends toggle
Tap the comment you want to reply to, enter your reply, then tap Send.

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Liking and commenting on Timeline and Home posts toggle
To like a post or leave a comment, please refer to the following steps:

1. Go to the Timeline tab.
2. Tap Like or Comment at the bottom of the post.

Commenting on a post
Share what you think about a post using text and stickers. To delete a comment, slide it to the left until Delete appears.

Liking a post
Choose from one of six expressive stickers featuring LINE characters to share your reaction to a post.

Note: Likes cannot be deleted.

If you like a public post, it will be shared with your friends on their Timelines.

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Maximum number of posts on Timeline toggle
Only a certain number of posts are shown on the Timeline. If you want to see all of a friend’s posts, please go to their Home.

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How to use hashtags toggle
Adding the "#" symbol in front of text (e.g, #LINE) when you make a post will create a hashtag. When you tap this hashtag, you will be able to view all posts with the same hashtag.

Please note Public posts with hashtags, can be searched and viewed by users other than your friends.

Try using a hashtag when you want to share your posts to a larger audience.

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How to tag a friend toggle
You can tag a friend by adding the "@" symbol in front of their name (e.g. @Brown) when you make a post. Afterwards, the friend you tagged will be sent a notification.

Please note when you tag a friend, be sure to check the post's privacy settings. If the post is not shared with them, they will be unable to view the relevant post.

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Display and Privacy Settings

Hiding and sharing a post toggle
If you wish to hide a Home or Timeline post, please refer to either of the following steps:

Hiding a post for LINE versions 6.6 and later
1. From the relevant post, tap Friends (Public or Only Me) at the top of the screen.
2. From the Privacy settings screen, tap the arrow icon next to Friends.
3. Tap Restrict next to the friends you wish to hide posts from.
4. Tap Save at the top right of the screen.

If you select Only Me from the privacy settings, no one but you will be able to view the relevant post.

Hiding posts from settings
1. Go to Settings > Timeline > Share Settings.
2. Tap Restrict next to the friends you wish to hide posts from.
3. Tap Save at the top right of the screen.

If you add a friend to the restricted list under share settings, they will no longer be able to view your posts. However, if later on you wish to allow them to view your posts again, you can do so by following the steps below:

1. From the Share Settings screen, tap the Restricted tab.
2. Tap Unrestrict next to the friends you wish to allow to view your posts.
3. Tap Save at the top right of the screen.

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Share a post with certain friends toggle
When you make a Timeline or Home post, you can limit the audience by selecting a group or creating a share list.

Note: If you restricted a friend from viewing your Timeline posts, you will not be able to add them to a share list.

If you wish to add a restricted friend to a share list for a Timeline post, please remove them from the Restricted list of users from the Share Settings beforehand by referring to the following Help article:


To create a share list, please follow the steps below:

1. Tap Friends (Public, or Only Me) at the top of the relevant post.

The following steps will differ depending on whether a share list was created or not.

If a share list was not created
2. From Share List, tap Add.
3. From the Friends or Groups tab, select the friends you wish to add to the share list and tap OK.
4. In the New List field, enter a name of your choosing and tap Save.

If a share list has already been created
2. Select a previously created list under Share List.
3. Tap Done at the top right of the screen.

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Getting notified of friends' Timeline posts toggle
​If a new post is added on Timeline while the LINE app is in use, you will see a notification mark appear on the Timeline tab.

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Hiding Timeline posts from new friends toggle
By default, Timeline and Home posts are automatically made visible to newly added friends. To change this, please follow the steps below.

1. Tap the settings icon > Timeline.
2. Turn OFF the setting for Allow New Friends.

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Hiding Timeline posts from specific friends toggle
Your friends posts' will appear on your Timeline.

If you do not want to see posts from certain friends, please refer to the steps below to hide them.

1. Tap the V icon on post of the friend you wish to hide.
2. Tap Hide Posts from this user.

Please note the following:
- If you have set to hide posts from a friend, all of their posts will be removed and newer post will not appear on your Timeline.
- Friends will not be notified when you hide them.

To unhide a friend and their posts, tap Settings > Timeline > Timeline Hidden List, then tap Show.

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Visibility of Timeline posts to others toggle
Your Timeline posts are only visible to users who are mutual friends. If only one of you has added the other as a friend, they will not be able to see your posts. Please note if your privacy settings for a Timeline post is set to Public, your friends as well as other users who are not your friend will be able to view the post.

If you are mutual friends with someone but do not want them to see your Timeline posts, please configure your Privacy Settings. If you want to prevent your Timeline posts from being visible to friends you add in the future, please turn OFF  the setting forAllow New Friends.

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Hiding groups and friends from My Groups on Timeline toggle
If you tap My Groups in the menu found inside Timeline, you will see groups and friends that you have used the notes and albums features for in 1-on-1 chats or groups.

If you hide groups or friends from My Groups, you will not receive notifications for Likes or comments on posts.

To hide these groups or friends, please follow the steps below.

1. Tap the Timeline icon.
2. From the menu list on the left, tap My Groups.
3. Tap the three dots on the top left of the pop-up screen > Edit Group.
4. Tap the groups or friends you want to hide.
5. Tap OK.

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Friends' Timeline posts stopped showing up toggle
If your friend’s Timeline posts have stopped showing up, the following reasons may be possible.

- You blocked the friend.
- The friend blocked you.
- You added the friend to your Timeline Hidden List.
- The friend configured their privacy settings to hide their posts from you.

If you have signed up for a new account, please ask your friend to check their privacy settings.

If you have blocked the friend or added them to your Timeline Hidden List, you can see their Timeline posts again by unblocking or unhiding them.

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A post that was only set to share with specific friends on Timeline appears on my Home toggle
Posts you set to share with specific friends and yourself will also appear on your Home. However, the content of those posts will only appear on your device.

When you set the privacy settings for a post, it will not appear for friends whom you have set to Hidden in the Timeline privacy settings. Posts set to Only Me will not be visible to anyone but yourself.

Users who are not your friend on LINE, as well as users you have specified to hide a Timeline post from will only be able to see posts set to Public when they visit your Home. 

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Human silhouette icon at top-right of Timeline posts toggle
The audience of a Timeline post can be limited using privacy settings. The human silhouette icon on a Timeline post means that only some users can see the post.

By tapping the icon, you can go to the post in the 1-on-1 or group chat that it is visible to.

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I'm seeing posts from users besides my friends when seaching with hashtags toggle
Since anyone can view a post that has been set to Public, posts from users who are not your friends can be searched on your Timeline.

Please note that posts that were set to Public can be shared by your friends.

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Deleting Posts

Deleting Timeline and Home posts toggle
You can delete your posts by following the steps below.

1. Tap the post you want to delete.
2. Tap the three dots on the top right of the page.
3. Tap Delete, then OK.

Once you delete a post from your Home, it will be deleted from your Timeline as well.

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Deleting and copying comments toggle
To delete a comment, swipe left on it, then tap Delete. To copy it, tap and hold the comment.


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Deleting likes toggle
You cannot delete Likes, but you can edit your Likes to change the sticker selected. You cannot edit others’ Likes.

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Deleting likes and comments left by an account no longer in use toggle
You cannot delete Likes and comments left by an account no longer in use. Only the account owner can delete or hide them.

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Other Settings

Changing Home cover photos toggle

The cover photo is the photo displayed at the top of your Home. You can customize your Home and give it more personality by using one.

 

To change your cover photo

1. Tap the settings icon > Profile > Home.

2. Tap the cover photo.

3. Choose either Take a Photo or Library.

 

If you select Take a Photo, the camera app will be launched. Take a photo on the spot and set it as your cover photo. You may need to trim the photo before it can be used. When trimming, you can zoom into but not out of the photo.

 

If you select Library, you can set photos saved on your device or external storage as your cover photo. You may need to trim the photo before it can be used.

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Turning off device notifications toggle
You can turn off notifications sent to your device about Timeline activity by following the steps below.

1. Tap the settings icon > Notifications.
2. Tap Timeline Notification to configure each setting.

Even with notifications turned off, you can still check new activity on your Timeline posts by tapping Notifications on the menu of your Timeline.

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Disabling profile and cover photo update posts toggle
You can disable Timeline posts about changes to your profile photo by following the steps below.

1. Tap the settings icon > Profile.
2. Turn off Share Profile photo.

Timeline posts about changes to your cover photo cannot be disabled. Please delete these posts instead.

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Problems with Timeline/Home

Not Getting Notifications

What to check if you are not receiving Timeline notifications toggle

If you are not receiving Timeline notifications, please refer to this article regarding Timeline notification settings.
 

If you are unable to resolve your issue after checking the above article, please try these basic steps.

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Basic steps toggle
Issues with your Timeline or Home may be fixed by checking your OS and network environment. Please try the following steps.

1. Close all running apps.
Steps may differ for each app on Android devices.

2. Restart your device.
Some issues are resolved by restarting your device. Steps may differ for each device. Please see your user manual for details.

3. Update the app.
Issues may occur on older versions of the app. Please update to the latest version.
http://line.me/update

4. Update your OS.
Issues may occur on older OSes. Please check if your OS is the latest version using the steps below.

iOS: Go to the device’s Settings > General > Software Update.

5. Delete unnecessary apps and data from your device.
The device may not function properly if it doesn't have enough free storage left. Please delete any unnecessary apps or data.

6. Check your network connection.
Please check if your device is properly connected to the internet using your browser.

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Timeline notification settings toggle
To configure Timeline notification settings, please follow the steps below.

1. Tap the settings icon > Notifications.
2. Tap Timeline Notification to change the settings.

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Timeline Crashes

Timeline crashes toggle
If the app crashes when you try to view the Timeline, there may be Unicode characters on it. Please register an email address to your account and check for any Unicode characters on the PC version of LINE using the following articles.

How do I register an email?
https://help.line.me/line/ios/?contentId=20000059

Download PC Version of LINE
http://line.me/
Please log in using the email address and password you registered to your LINE account.

If you find a post with the Unicode characters, please block the friend who posted it and see if it solves the issue.

If the above does not solve the issue, please try the basic steps.

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Issues with Posts

Posts by specific friends not showing on Timeline toggle
Timeline posts will not be displayed in the following cases.

- The friend is added to your Timeline Hidden List, or was added at some point in the past.
- The friend has blocked you, or has blocked you at some point in the past.
- The friend has set the Privacy Settings for you to Hidden.

Once you add someone to your Timeline Hidden List, all of their posts will be hidden from your Timeline.

Even if you remove the friend from the list by tapping the settings icon > Timeline > Timeline Hidden List and tapping Show next to their name, Timeline posts once hidden will not reappear. You will only be able to see new posts created after the friend is removed from the list.

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Posts by all friends not showing on Timeline toggle
- If You Change to a New Device Without Carrying Over Your Account
Timeline posts on your old account are not displayed on your new account. Even if you add your friends again, posts that have disappeared from your Timeline will not be restored. You can still view older posts on your friends’ Homes.

- If New Posts by Friends are Not Showing
Please tell your friend to check their privacy settings.

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Issues with Images

Timeline or cover photos not showing toggle
If the photos do not appear, please try the following.

1. Check the storage space left on your device and SD card.
2. If it is a sticker that you are having issues with, try redownloading it by following the steps below.

1. Tap the settings icon > Stickers > My Stickers.
2.  Swipe to the left the sticker you wish to delete, then tap Delete > Delete.
3. Tap the download icon next to the sticker name.

If the above does not solve the issue, please try these basic steps.

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Other Issues

Other issues with Timeline and Home toggle
Please try the basic steps if you are having other issues with your Timeline or Home.

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