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Signing up

Using the PC or Windows 8 version of LINE without the smartphone version toggle
You cannot carry over a LINE account or create a new one from the Windows 8 version of LINE.

With the PC (desktop) version, you can sign up for LINE if you have a phone number that can receive SMS or phone calls. To do so, please install the PC version of LINE and sign up by following the steps below:

1. Download the PC version of LINE.

2. Start the PC version of LINE.
3. Click Sign up.
4. After selecting your country and entering your phone number, click Next.
5. Enter the verification code sent by SMS to the phone number you entered in step 4 and click Next.
6. Enter your password two times and click Next.
7. After entering your name, turn Allow Others to Add ON or OFF, and click Done.
8. Register an email address or click Skip.

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Where can I download the PC and Windows 8 versions from? toggle
You can download the PC and Windows 8 versions of LINE from the following page.


Windows 8 users can also find the app in the Windows stores for their respective devices.

Please note that we cannot guarantee whether these versions of LINE will work on any environments other than the recommended ones.

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Using LINE

Any difference between the PC & Windows 8 versions of LINE? toggle
Yes! The PC version of LINE is a desktop client for use on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS.
The PC version of LINE can be used on Windows XP, however it is not an operating system we recommend.

The Windows 8 version of LINE is optimized to run on Windows 8 and Windows RT Modern UI. It can also be used on tablets and desktops.

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Recommended system specifications for LINE toggle
LINE recommends the following system specifications.

iOS
iOS 7.0 or later

If you are using an iOS version earlier than 7.0, you can use LINE up to version 5.0.1. 
Please update your OS to use LINE versions 5.0.2 or later.

Android
If you are using OS versions earlier than 2.3.0, you can use LINE up to version 4.5.4. If you are using OS versions earlier than 4.0.3, you can use LINE up to version 5.1.4. If you update your OS to 4.0.3 or later, you can update to the latest version of LINE. 

Windows Phone
Windows Phone 7.5 or later

BlackBerry
BlackBerry OS 5, 6, or 7
BlackBerry OS 10 is not supported

Nokia
Asha (excludes some devices)

Firefox
Firefox OS 1.1 or later

To use the versions below, you need to have completed account registration on the smartphone version of LINE. You cannot register a new account on the below platforms.

Windows
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32/64bit)
Windows XP is not a recommended OS, however it can be used.

Mac
Mac 10.7 Lion to 10.10 Yosemite
If you are using Mountain Lion, please go to Settings > Security & Privacy and select Anywhere under Allow applications downloaded from option.
If you are using version 10.6, you will not be able to use the video call and video playback features.

Windows 8
Windows 8.0, 8.1 (x86, x64, ARM)
Windows 10

Windows 10
Windows 10

Chrome
Chrome browser version 42 or later.
Recommended OS
Windows: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 (32/64bit)
Mac: 10.7 Lion or later
Chrome OS
Windows XP and Chromium OS are not recommended, however they can be used.

iPad
iPad 2 or later (iOS 7 or later)

Apple Watch
Watch OS 1.0 or later
Please ensure the paired iPhone is running iOS version 9 or later.

Android Wear
Android OS 4.3 or later

The following is a list of unsupported devices:
Android tablet
iPod Touch
Walkman
Smart TV Box
Fire OS devices such as Kindle
PHS devices
Using LINE in a virtual environment such as a simulator or emulator.

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Which versions of LINE can I use on PC? toggle
You can use the following versions of LINE on PC. Please note that the versions of LINE available to you will vary depending on your OS. Please refer to the following based on your OS.

Windows Vista & Windows 7
Windows version of LINE
Chrome version of LINE

Windows 8
Windows version of LINE
Windows 8 version of LINE
Chrome version of LINE

Windows 10
Windows version of LINE
Windows 10 version of LINE
Chrome version of LINE

Mac
Mac version of LINE
Chrome version of LINE

You can download LINE from here.

Please note you need to download the Google Chrome browser in order to install the Chrome version of LINE.

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How do I check which PC version of LINE I am using? toggle
Please refer to the steps below, and follow the one for your device.

Windows
1. Start LINE.
2. Right-click on the LINE icon on the right side of your task bar.
3. Click About LINE.

Mac
1. Start LINE.
2. Click on LINE from the menu bar.
3. Click About LINE.

Windows 8
1. Start LINE.
2. Go to the right side of the screen to display the Charms Bar.
3. Click Settings.
4. Click about LINE.

Windows 10
1. Start LINE.
2. Click About LINE on the bottom of the login screen.

Chrome
1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
2. Click on the three lines on the top right of the browser > Settings.
3. Click Extensions on the left.
4. See the version displayed to the right of the LINE icon.

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