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Making voice/video calls

Making voice/video calls toggle
You can make voice and video calls with your friends on LINE.

To make a call from your friend list:
1. Tap the friend you want to call.
2. Tap Voice call or Video call.
3. Tap Start.

To make a call from a chat:
Use one of the methods below.

• At the top right of the chat, tap the phone icon > Voice call or Video call.
• Tap your friend's profile icon > Voice call or Video call > Start.

If you're using a 3G or 4G network, you may be charged for the data used during a call. We recommend using a flat-rate data plan.

If call quality is low, try using a Wi-Fi connection.

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Are all voice/video calls free? toggle
Voice and video calls in LINE are free.

Calling or chatting with users on different mobile service carriers is also free. LINE will not charge you, even if you are calling a friend in a different country or using the service while you are traveling.

However, like all other apps, you will be charged by your mobile service carrier for the data that you use. Depending on your price plan, you may be charged each time you connect to LINE, so we recommend using a flat-rate data plan.
Note: With a flat-rate data plan, you will generally not be charged additional data fees when using a 3G, LTE, or Wi-Fi connection. For more details, check with your mobile service provider.

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Blocking calls toggle
To block voice or video calls, please follow the steps below:

1. Go to More > Settings > Calls.
2. Turn Allow voice calls OFF.

Go to Settings

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Using Bluetooth devices with LINE toggle
Bluetooth devices can be used with LINE. Please understand, however, that we cannot guarantee such devices will work properly, as they rely on the performance of your smartphone.

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Recommended system specifications for using video call effects and filters toggle
See below for the recommended system specifications for using video call effects and filters.

Smartphones
• iOS 12.0 or later 
• Android 5.0 or later (not available on some devices)

iPads
• iPad 4 or later (iOS 12.0 or later)

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Recommended system specifications for group video calls toggle
See below for the recommended system specifications for making group video calls.

Smartphones
• iOS 12.0 or later 
• Android 5.0 or later (not available on some devices)

iPads
• iPad 4 or later (iOS 12.0 or later)

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Switching between friends in group video calls with seven or more people toggle
Up to six people can be shown on the same screen when making a group video call. You can switch to other participants by swiping left or right on the screen.
Note: Up to 500 people can participate in a video call.

Select and double tap a friend to see their full screen video. To switch another friend to full screen video, swipe left or right on the full screen video or the participants at the bottom of the screen.

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Starting group calls toggle
To make a call in a group or multi-person chat, follow the steps below.

To start a voice call:
1. Open a group or multi-person chat.
2. At the top right of the chat, tap the phone icon > Voice call.

To start a video call:
1. Open a group or multi-person chat.
2. At the top right of the chat, tap the phone icon > Video call.
3. Set a background, filter, or Avatar on the preview screen.
Note: If you haven't created an Avatar, see this Help article for information on how to create one.
4. Tap Join with video.
Note: Your profile photo will be displayed when you tap Join without video.

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How do I join an ongoing group call? toggle
Please follow either of the steps below.

- Tap the call icon at the top of the chat screen of the ongoing call > Join > OK.
- When you receive the message that the call is starting tap Join > OK.

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Changing your background in video calls toggle
To change your background in a 1-on-1 or group video call: 
1. Tap the video call screen.
2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the effects icon > the background icon.
3. Select a background photo.

You can add your own photos to use as a background by tapping "+" at the end of the list. Choose a photo, edit it any way you like, then tap Done.

To remove a background, tap the effects icon > the background icon, then select the no background icon.

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Can I stop a screen or video that's being shared in a video call? toggle
There is no way to stop a screen or video that someone else is sharing in a video call.

If you don't want to see a shared screen or video, hide it by tapping "V" at the top right of the screen.

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Sharing your screen in video calls toggle
To share your screen in a video call:
1. Tap the share screen icon at the bottom right of the screen.
2. Tap Your screen.
3. Tap Start now.

To share a website:
1. Exit the group video call screen and copy the URL you want to share.
2. Go back to the group video call screen.
3. Tap the website that appears at the bottom of the screen.
4. Tap Start now.

You can write on the screen you're sharing by tapping the pencil icon at the bottom right of the screen.

To stop sharing your screen, tap the stop button at the bottom right. Returning to the video call screen will automatically end the screen sharing session.

Note: You cannot use the screen sharing feature if someone else is already sharing their screen or a video.

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About LINE meetings toggle
LINE meetings let you make group video calls with other LINE users by sharing a URL. It doesn't matter if you've added the users as friends or not.
Note: LINE meetings can be used with the latest version of LINE. You can update the app here.

For more details about using LINE meetings, see the Help articles below.



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Creating, deleting, and inviting others to LINE meetings toggle
You can make group video calls with other LINE users, regardless of whether you've added them as friends.

To create a meeting:
1. Tap the video call icon at the top right of your chat list.
2. Tap Create meeting.

The meeting will appear in the meeting list as "XXXX's meeting," with the user name of the person who created it. You can edit the meeting's name by tapping the pencil icon.

To delete a meeting:
From the meeting list, tap and hold the meeting you want to delete > Delete.

To invite someone to a meeting:
• Tap Invite and select the friend you want to invite.
• To use an invitation link, tap Copy link and share it with the person you want to invite.
Note: Users that aren't your friends on LINE can join the meeting from the invitation link.

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Starting LINE meetings toggle
To start a LINE meeting:
1. Tap the shared invitation link.
Note: The meeting's creator can also tap Start from the meeting list.
2. Choose whether to join with or without video on the preview screen.
Note:
- You can set a background, filter, or Avatar on the preview screen.
- If you choose to join without video, your profile photo will be shown instead.
3. Confirm that you agree to have your display name and profile photo shown.

On the screen that appears after a group video call starts, you can:
• Use the icons at the bottom of the screen to invite another user or turn your mic and video ON/OFF.
• Use the menu icon at the top of the screen to change your virtual background, switch your camera, or set a filter.

To end a meeting, tap Leave at the top right of the group video call screen.

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Removing users from LINE meetings toggle
If the participant or a meeting is being disruptive or behaving inappropriately, you can remove them by following the steps below. 

1. Tap the menu icon at the top of the group video call screen.
2. From Participants, select the person you want to remove.
3. On the confirmation pop-up, tap Remove.

If the person you removed keeps joining the meeting, please consider deleting the meeting, creating a new one, and inviting the participants that weren't being disruptive. 

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Requirements for sharing YouTube videos or your screen in voice/video calls toggle
You can share your screen and YouTube videos in voice/video calls if your device meets the following requirements.

Sharing YouTube videos
In group voice/video calls: LINE version 10.11.0 or later for iOS and Android

1-on-1 video calls: LINE version 10.21.0 or later for iOS and Android

Sharing your screen
In group video calls:
• iOS: iOS 12 or later and LINE version 10.7.0 or later
• Android: LINE version 10.7.0 or later
Note: This feature cannot be used on some Android devices.

1-on-1 video calls:
• iOS: iOS 12 or later and LINE version 10.21.0 or later
• Android: LINE version 10.7.0 or later 
Note: This feature cannot be used on some Android devices.

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Sharing a YouTube video in a voice/video call toggle
To share a YouTube video in a voice/video call, use one of the methods below.
Note: Some videos cannot be played.

Copy and share a URL
1. Exit the voice/video call screen and copy the YouTube video or playlist URL you want to share.
2. Go back to the voice/video call screen.
3. Tap the video that appears at the bottom of the screen.
4. Tap Start.

Search for a video and share it
1. Tap the share screen icon at the bottom right of the screen (and tap YouTube if you're in a video call).
2. Enter text in the search field and tap Search or the magnifying glass.
3. Tap the video you want to share.
4. Tap Start.

To stop sharing a YouTube video, tap "X" at the top right of the screen > Stop sharing.

Note: You cannot use the screen sharing feature if someone else is already sharing their screen or a video.

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