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Verification method

About Call me instead toggle
Selecting Call me instead on the phone number verification code input screen lets you verify your phone number by receiving an automated phone call.

To use the Call me instead option: 
1. Tap Call me instead at the bottom of the verification code input screen.
2. Tap OK.
3. After receiving the automated phone call, enter the verification code you were given.
Note: The call may be from an overseas phone number.

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Using LINE on devices unable to receive text messages toggle
If you can't receive text messages, try selecting Call me instead to verify your account.
Note: The Call me instead option is only available in some countries.

If you can't receive text messages or use the Call me instead option, there is unfortunately no other way to create a LINE account.

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Creating a new account toggle
You need a device that can receive text messages or phone calls to create a new LINE account.

To create a new account:
1. Open LINE and tap Sign up.
2. Confirm the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy, then enter your phone number and tap the arrow.
3. Enter the verification code you received via text message.
Note: If you see a message that says "Welcome back, XXXX!" after entering the verification code, tap No, that's not me.
4. Tap No, create a new account.
5. Enter a name, set a profile photo, and tap the arrow.
6. Create a password and tap the arrow.
7. Choose whether to add friends from your device's contacts, then tap the arrow.

If you see someone else's name after verifying your phone number, see this Help article.

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Phone numbers that cannot be verified toggle
You can only verify a phone number that can receive text messages or phone calls.

Landline phone numbers, numbers that start with 050, and virtual phone numbers cannot be used for verification, so be sure to use a phone number offered by a mobile service provider.
Note: If you verify a phone number that is already registered to another LINE account, the old account will be deleted.

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[Notice] End of support for new account sign-ups using Facebook (iOS) toggle
New LINE accounts can no longer be created by verifying a Facebook account as of April 13, 2020.

The only way to create a new LINE account is by verifying your phone number (via text message).

You can still use a linked Facebook account as a verification method when transferring your LINE account.

When transferring your account to a new device, please keep your old device on hand because you will need the verification code sent to it. To ensure your account is transferred safely, you must register your phone number, password, and email address beforehand.

For details, see this Help article.

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