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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. On the post's editing screen, 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. To limit who can view your posts, tap Restrict next to the relevant friends' name.
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 More > Settings > Timeline > Share settings.
2. To limit who can view your posts, tap Restrict next to the relevant friends' name.
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 want 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 want 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. 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 OK 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. Go to the More tab.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap Timeline.
4. Uncheck “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 poster.

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 More > Settings > Timeline > Timeline Hidden List, then tap Show.

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Can other people see my posts on Timeline? toggle
If both you and a user added each other as friends on LINE, you will be able to see each other's posts on Timeline. However, posts on Timeline will not be visible to either user if only one of you has added the other as a friend.
Note: If you make a post on Timeline and set it to Public, your friends as well as other users who are not your friend will be able to view it.

Be sure to configure your Privacy Settings if you do not want a post to be viewed by certain friends. To hide your posts on Timeline from friends you add in the future, turn OFF the setting for Allow New Friends.

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Hiding groups and friends from My Groups on Timeline toggle
In More > Settings > Groups, you will see all groups and friends you have used the notes or albums features with in 1-on-1 chats or groups. You can also manage these groups by tapping the groups icon at the top right of your Timeline.

To hide a group from this list, tap the three dots at the top right of the My Groups page and select it. You cannot hide friends from My Groups.

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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.
• Your friend blocked you.
• Your friend was added to your Timeline Hidden List.
• Your friend configured their privacy settings to hide 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 your 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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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 note in the 1-on-1 or group chat that it is visible to.

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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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I'm seeing posts from users besides my friends when searching 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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The newest posts don't appear first on my Timeline toggle
You can configure the settings of your Timeline to display posts in order of most recent, most popular, etc. 

To have your Timeline display posts in order of most recent, please refer to the following steps:

1. Tap More > Settings > Timeline.
2. Switch Show popular posts first OFF.

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Who can see relay posts? toggle
All of the friends who joined a relay can see the content posted to it.

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Can I still see relay posts after the relay period has ended? toggle
After the relay period has ended, only the posting feature becomes unavailable.  You can still see the posts that were made during the relay period.

You can change the relay period settings by tapping the person icon on the top of the relay creation screen.

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