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Groups and multi-person chats

Difference between group chats and multi-person chats toggle
There are several differences between group chats and multi-person chats.

Group chats
Group chats let you set a group name and profile photo, as well as use convenient features like Albums and Notes.

However, the friends you invite need to tap the Join button to participate in the group.

To start a group chat:
1. Go to your friend list.
2. From Groups, select the group name and tap Chat.
Note: For the steps to create a group, see here.

Multi-person chats
With multi-person chats, you can start chatting with multiple friends right after being invited.

Compared to groups, the features you can use are limited, but multi-person chats offer the advantage of letting you easily create chat rooms with multiple friends.

To start a multi-person chat:
1. On the Chats tab, tap the speech bubble icon at the top right of the screen.
2. Tap Create chat.
3. Choose the friends you want to chat with, then tap Create.

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Creating groups toggle
To create a group:

1. At the top right of the Friends tab, tap Add friends (the silhouette icon) > Create group.
2. Enter a name for the group, then select the friends you want to add as members.
3. Tap Save.
Note
-The friends you invite won't become group members until they select Join in their invitation.
- If you're using LINE version 8.13.0 or later, your group name can be up to 50 characters long.
- You can update to the latest version of LINE here.

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Deleting groups or group members toggle
To delete a group member: 
1. Go to the Friends tab and tap the name of the group.
2. Tap ">" next to the member icons.
3. Tap the options icon at the top right of the screen > Edit > Delete next to the name of the members you want to delete.

To delete a group, follow the steps above to delete everyone but yourself. After you've removed everyone else, select Leave group to delete it.

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Inviting new members to a group toggle
To invite friends to a group:
1. From the Friends tab, tap the group you want to invite friends to.
2. Tap ">" next to the member icons.
3. Tap the options icon at the top right of the screen > Invite.
4. Select the friends you want to invite, then tap Invite.

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Leaving a group toggle
Your chat messages, notes, albums, and photos will not be deleted if you leave a group. If there is any data you want to delete, please do so before leaving the group.

When a group member deletes their account or leaves the group, a message saying "(friend's display name) left the group." will appear.

To leave a group:
1. Tap the name of the group you want to leave from the Friends tab.
2. Tap Chat.
3. Tap "V" at the top right of the chat.
4. Tap Leave > OK.

If every member leaves the group, all the posts in it will be deleted and cannot be restored.

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What are multi-person chats? toggle
Multi-person chats are group-like chat rooms created by inviting friends to a 1-on-1 chat.

With normal groups, a user that was invited cannot participate in the group unless they select Join. However, with multi-person chat rooms, you can immediately start chatting with friends who were invited.

Multi-person chats easily allow you to communicate with a number of friends; however, features found in 1-on-1 and group chats (such as Notes and Albums) cannot be used.

If you'd like to share things like information and photos with friends in a multi-person chat room, we suggest making a group out of that multi-person chat.

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Can I change the title of a multi-person chat? toggle
We are sorry to say that you cannot change the title of a multi-person chat.

If you create a group out of a multi-person chat room, you can set any title you’d like as long as it’s within 20 characters.

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Creating a group from a multi-person chat toggle
To create a group from a multi-person chat room: 
1. Tap "V" at the top of the chat screen > Create group.
2. Select the friends you want to add and tap Next.
3. Enter a name, set a profile photo, and tap Create.

Important: Messages exchanged in the multi-person chat will not be transferred to the group. To view those past messages, please check the multi-person chat room.

For more information about groups, see here.

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