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Not Getting Notifications

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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General solutions toggle
If you are having issues with LINE, first please try the following:

• Close all running apps.
• Restart your device and the app.
• Update LINE to the latest version.

Additionally, issues may occur if you do not use LINE with the recommended system specifications. Please see here for the recommended system specifications.
Note: We do not offer support for devices that are jailbroken or rooted.

If you experience network errors or images do not appear properly, please try the following:

• Delete any unnecessary apps and data, and clear the cache on your device.
• Check if your network connection has any restrictions or filtering services in place.
• Clear the LINE app's cache.

To clear the LINE app's cache:
1. From the main menu tap More > Settings.
2. Tap Chats > Delete data.
3. Check the box next to Cached data > tap Delete selected data.

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Timeline Crashes

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

Issues with Posts

Certain friends' posts don't appear toggle
Your friends' posts will not appear on your Timeline if:
• You currently have (or previously had) them added to your Timeline hidden list.
• They currently have (or previously had) you added to their Blocked users list.
• Their Share settings for Timeline are set to Excluded.

The moment you add someone to your Timeline hidden list, all of their posts are excluded from Timeline. Even if you remove them from the list by going to Settings > Timeline > Timeline hidden list, you will not be able to see their Timeline posts for the period that you were hiding them.
Note: You will only be able to view Timeline posts made after you removed the user from your Timeline hidden list.

Related Help articles:

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None of my friends' posts appear on Timeline toggle
If you didn't transfer your account when changing devices, etc.
The Timeline that appeared on your old account is not designed to appear on your new account. Even if you add your friends again, you cannot display the Timeline posts that they made up to that point.
Note: You can view older posts on your friends’ Homes.

If a friend's new Timeline posts don't appear
Please have that friend check whether their Timeline Share settings for you are set to Included.

Related Help article:

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Issues with Images

Issues with Images

Images are not appearing on Home or Timeline toggle
If images are not appearing, please try:
• Checking the amount of memory available on your device and SD card.
• Re-downloading the stickers (if these are the images you're having issues with).

To re-download stickers:
1. From the Friends or More tab, tap Settings > Stickers > Sticker set order.
2. Tap the red icon next to the relevant stickers > Delete > Delete.
3. From the Friends or More tab, tap Settings > Stickers > Purchase history.
4. Tap the relevant stickers > Download.

If the issue persists after you've tried everything above, or if you're experiencing a different issue, please try the general solutions below.

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Post and Display Settings

Post Settings

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

• Text: Up to 10,000 characters per post.
• Photos and videos: Up to 20 per post.
• Regular stickers: Up to 20 per post.
• Sound, animated, and pop-up stickers: Up to 1 per post.
Note: These can't be posted with regular stickers.
• URLs and locations: Up to 1 each per post.

Timeline posts will also appear on your Home, and will be visible to your friends based on your Timeline privacy settings. If you don't want a post to be seen, you can limit the audience from the privacy settings before sharing it on your Timeline.

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Making Timeline posts toggle
Depending on which version of LINE you're using, you can make posts to Timeline with one of the methods below.

Versions of LINE earlier than 8.12.0
• Tap the Friends tab > your profile > Home > Write at the top left.
• Tap the Timeline tab > Write or Camera at the top of the screen.

LINE version 8.12.0 or later
• Tap the Friends tab > your profile > Posts or Photos/Videos > the pencil icon at the bottom right.
• Tap the Timeline tab > the pencil icon at the bottom right > Write or Camera.

Note: You can update to the latest version of LINE here.

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Notifications for Likes and comments on your posts toggle
When someone Likes or comments on your post, a number will appear on the bell icon at the top of your Timeline. If you turn on Timeline notifications, you will also receive alerts on your smartphone’s notification screen.

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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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Editing or adding to posts toggle
To edit the content of a Timeline/Home post:

1. At the top right of the post you want to edit, tap the "..." icon > Edit post.
2. After editing or adding information, tap Post at the top right.

If you're using a version of LINE earlier than 6.6, you won't be able to edit information other than written text or add information like photos or stickers once you've completed your post.

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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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Using hashtags toggle
If you add the # symbol in front of text (e.g. #LINE) when you make a post, it will create a hashtag. Tapping a hashtag lets you view all posts that include the same hashtag.
Note: Posts with hashtags that you've made Public can be searched for and viewed by users other than your friends.

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

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Tagging friends toggle
Entering the @ symbol in front of a friend's name (e.g. @Brown) lets you tag them in a post.

When you tag friends, be sure that they're included in the privacy setting you select for the post.
Note: If the post is not shared with your friends, they will be unable to view it.

When the post is completed, the friends you tagged will be notified. 

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How to set a post to automatically delete itself toggle
You can choose your desired time to have a post automatically delete itself.

To set an auto-delete time, please refer to the following steps:

1. Enter the details for your post.
2. Tap "..." > Timer.
3. Choose the time you want the post to be deleted, then tap Post.

Please be aware that any Likes or comments on this post will also be deleted at the same time.

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Liking comments toggle
To Like a comment, tap the Like icon on the relevant comment.

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What is the relay feature? toggle
The relay feature gives you a separate place to post together with friends on Timeline. Just select Relay on Timeline, and you can share fun memories, secret places only you know, new clothes you bought, and other topics with your friends.

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Can anybody make a relay? toggle
Anybody can make a relay on Timeline! Try using a fun theme and invite your friends to join.

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Who can participate in a relay? toggle
You can set which friends can participate in a relay.

If you want to share with all of your friends, just choose Friends under Who can join. You can also share a relay with close friends only by choosing a group or custom list of friends.

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Setting relay notifications toggle
When you start a relay you can choose to send notifications to friends to join.

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

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About birthday posts toggle
If it's you or your friend’s birthday, you'll be able to send or receive a message in a special birthday card post.

You’ll have 48 hours to send your friend a birthday card once the post appears.
Note: Cards that were sent within the 48 hour period can be viewed at any time.

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Why isn't my birthday post appearing? toggle

Your birthday post won't appear if you have the Show my birthday setting turned OFF.

 

To turn on this setting: 

1. Tap More > Settings.

2. Tap Profile > Birthday.

3. Turn ON Show my birthday.

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Posting your location on Timeline toggle
To post your location on Timeline: 
1. Tap Share location on the Timeline post screen.
2. Select your location and tap Share location.
3. Tap Post.

If you can't find the location you want to post, you can search for its name or address in the search field on the location selection screen.

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Making videos with multiple images and sending them on Timeline toggle
You can make videos (slideshows or GIF animations) out of multiple images and post them on Timeline.

What are slideshows/GIFs?
These features let you easily turn your favorite images into videos. A variety of effects are available to help you make the kind of video you want.
Note:
- With slideshows, you can trim images or add music, filters, and effects.
- With GIFs, you can change the image size and playback speed.

To make a slideshow or GIF and post it on Timeline:
1. On the post editing screen, tap "..." > Create GIF or Create Slideshow.
2. Select two or more images and tap Next.
3. Edit the images as you like, then tap Done > Post.

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Display and Privacy Settings

Hiding and sharing posts toggle
You can hide a Timeline or Home post from certain friends using one of the methods below.

To hide a post when you make it (for LINE versions 6.6 and later):
Tap the privacy settings (Friends, Public, Only me, or Close friends) at the top of the post editing screen.

If you select Only me from the privacy settings, you'll be the only person who can see the post.

If you only want to share a post with certain friends, please see here.

To hide your posts from Settings:
1. Go to More > Settings > Timeline.
2. Tap the Included tab at the top of the Share settings screen.
3. Tap Exclude next to the name of the friend(s) you want to hide your posts from.

If you exclude a friend from your share settings, they will no longer be able to view any of your posts.

To share your posts again with someone you excluded:
1. Go to More > Settings > Timeline.
2. Tap the Excluded tab at the top of the Share settings screen.
3. Tap Include next to the name of the friend(s) you want to share your posts with.

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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 posts by specific friends on Timeline 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 "..." at the top right of a post by the friend whose posts you want to hide.
2. Tap Hide all posts from this user > OK.

Note:
- 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.

Please follow the steps below to unhide a friend and see their new posts.

1. Tap the Friends or More tab > Settings.
2. Tap Timeline > Timeline hidden list.
3. Tap Show next to the friend whose posts you want to see.
Note: If you choose to unhide the friend's posts, any posts that were previously hidden will not appear again.

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Who can see your Timeline posts toggle
If both you and another user have added each other as friends on LINE, you'll be able to see each other's Timeline posts. Posts will not appear to either of you if only one of you has added the other as a friend.
Note: If you make a post Public on Timeline, users other than your friends will also be able to view it.

If you don't want a post to be viewed by certain friends, please configure your Share settings for those friends.

To hide your Timeline posts from friends you add in the future, please turn the Allow new friends setting OFF.

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Hiding groups and friends from My Groups on Timeline toggle
Tapping the Friends or More tab > Settings > Groups will display the groups and friends who you've used the Notes or Albums features with. You can organize these groups and friends as My groups from the group icon at the top right of the Timeline screen.

To hide groups or friends from My groups:
1. At the top right of the Timeline screen, tap the group icon > settings icon at the top right > Edit groups.
2. Tap the "-" symbol on the groups or friends you want to hide, then tap OK.

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My friend's Timeline posts don't appear anymore toggle
If a friend's Timeline posts no longer appear, it may be that:
• You are blocking your friend.
• Your friend has blocked you.
• You added your friend to your Timeline hidden list.
• Your friend's Share settings for Timeline are set to Excluded.
Note: If you've created a new account, please ask your friend to check their Share settings.

If you've blocked your friend or added them to your Timeline hidden list, you can view their Timeline posts again by unblocking them or removing them from your Blocked users list or Timeline hidden list.

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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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On my Home, I see a post that was only set to share with specific friends on Timeline toggle
Posts you set to share only with yourself or specific friends will also appear on your Home. However, the content of those posts will only appear on your device.

When you choose a privacy setting other than Public for a Timeline post, it will not appear to friends outside of that setting or whom you have set as Excluded in your Timeline Share settings.
Note: The content of posts set to Only Me will not appear to anyone but yourself.

If a user other than your friends or whom you've set as Excluded in your Timeline Share settings visits your Home, they will only see posts that you've made Public.

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Posts from users besides my friends appear when I search with hashtags toggle
Since anyone can view Timeline posts that have been made Public, posts from users who aren't your friends will appear in your search results.

Please note that Public posts can also be shared by your friends.

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Sharing posts with only certain friends toggle
You can limit who is able to see your posts on Timeline or Home by choosing a certain group to share with, or by creating a close friend list. Please use one of the methods below.

Change your privacy settings
You can do this when making your post.

1. Tap the Timeline tab > the pencil icon at the bottom right > Write.
2. Tap the globe icon at the top of the screen and choose your privacy setting.
Note: The privacy setting you choose will be the same the next time you post something.


Choose which friends can view your posts
1. Tap the Timeline tab > the pencil icon at the bottom right > Write.
2. Tap the globe icon at the top of the screen.
3. Under Friends, tap > next to All friends.
4. Tap Exclude or Include next to the name of your friends.

  
Use a close friend list
Make a close friend list and choose a privacy setting for each post.

1. Tap the Timeline tab > the pencil icon at the bottom right > Write.
2. Tap the globe icon at the top of the screen.

If you haven't made a list yet:
3. Under Friends, tap +Add close friend list.
4. Tap the members you want to add from the Friends or Groups tab > Next.
5. Rename your new list and tap Save at the top right.



If you've already made a list:
3. On the Friends tab, choose the close friend list you want to share your post with.
 


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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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Other Settings

The Basics

Difference Between Timeline and Home toggle

Both Timeline and Home are places where you can enjoy communicating with other users.

 

Timeline

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

 

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

 

Home

The Home page 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.

 

Content that you post on your Home will also appear on Timeline as well, so your friends will be able to view it. If you want to hide a post, please refer to this Help article.

 

Please note that while users who are not your friends can visit your Home from hashtag search results, they can only see posts you've made Public on Timeline.

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Devices that can access Timeline and Home toggle
Timeline and Home can be accessed on LINE for iOS, Android, Windows 10 Mobile, PC, and LINE TIMELINE for web browsers.
Note: Timeline and Home can't be accessed from LINE for Chrome.

You can access LINE TIMELINE for web browsers from the link below:

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Accessing a friend's Home toggle
You can visit a friend’s Home using any of the following methods:

• From your friend list, tap a friend’s name.
• In chats, tap a friend's icon > Home.
• On Timeline, tap a friend's icon or name.
• Tap the icon or name of a friend who commented or Liked your Timeline post.

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Accessing your Home toggle
You can visit your Home using either of the following methods:

• Tap your own icon or name at the top of your friend list.
• On Timeline, tap your own icon or name.

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Deleting Posts

Deleting Timeline and Home posts toggle
To delete a post you made on Timeline or Home:

1. Tap "..." at the top right of the relevant post > Delete.
2. Tap OK.

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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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Can I delete Likes? toggle
If you tapped Like on a post or comment, you can undo it by tapping Like once more.

Note: You cannot remove another user's Like.

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Other Settings

Changing your cover photo toggle
You can give your Home screen more personality by setting a cover photo.
Note: Your cover photo is the image displayed behind your profile photo.

To change your cover photo: 
1. Tap your own name at the top of your friend list, or tap your profile icon or name on Timeline.
2. Tap Edit profile > the cover photo at the top of the screen.
Note: You can also tap and hold your cover photo, then tap Select cover photo.
3. Select a photo, trim it, and tap Next.
4. Edit the photo any way you like, then tap Done.

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

1. Go to the More tab > Settings > Notifications.
2. Configure the settings for Timeline Notification.



Even with notifications turned off, you can still check new activity on your Timeline posts by tapping the bell icon at the top of the Timeline.

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Disabling Timeline notifications about changes to your profile and Home photo toggle
To disable Timeline notifications about changes to your profile photo:

1. Tap the Friends tab > Settings > Profile.
2. Turn Share profile media updates OFF.


Unfortunately, notifications posted to Timeline about changes to your Home photo cannot be disabled; please delete these posts instead.

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I found something inappropriate on Timeline toggle
If you find something inappropriate on Timeline, you can report the user who posted it from the Timeline screen.
Note: If you report someone, they won't be notified that you did so.

To report a post:
1. Tap the "..." icon on the top right of the post you want to report.
2. Tap Report.
3. Select your reason for reporting the post, then tap Agree & send.

To report a comment:
1. Swipe left on the comment you want to report.
2. Tap Report.
3. Select your reason for reporting the comment, then tap Agree & send.

For a video guide, see here.
Note: If the video doesn't play, try opening the link with a different browser.

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Information displayed in your profile/on your Home toggle
The information below appears in your profile/on your Home:

• Your profile photo
• Your cover photo
• Your name
• Part of your Status message
• The song you set as background music with LINE MUSIC

By tapping "V," you can display and check your detailed information, which includes:
• Your whole Status message
• Your birthday
Note:
- Your birthday won't be displayed if you haven't registered it, or if you've hidden it.
- Your LINE ID won't be displayed to your friends.

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