In the world of free instant messaging, voice and video calling, there is no doubt that LINE messenger is one of the biggest players.
One problem with this app is that it is very popular in Asian countries such as Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, but its presence in the U.S. and other European countries is very insignificant.
Nonetheless, the developers of this app have realized the potential in the U.S. market and in the recent past, their marketing efforts have really stepped up here in the U.S. The application is going up against major western players such as Facebook Messenger, Kik, Snapchat and WhatsApp.
LINE messenger has a new app for sharing locations
LINE is a very popular app when it comes to messaging and calling services. However, the latest version of this messenger brings something new to this platform. The users of the app will now be able to do more than just message and call their LINE friends.
A standalone app known as LINE HERE is what the company has rolled out for the millions who use this messaging app. Basically, HERE, just like the Nokia HERE maps, is a location-based service. This application has been introduced by the company to take care of the location sharing needs of the millions who use this application. With LINE HERE, you will be able to check the location of your friend or family at any time you feel like.
How LINE HERE works
In order for LINE HERE to work, you will first of all need to jump into location sharing, something that might turn some users off. Don’t be turned off just yet, as there is some good in this new app. It seems the developers of LINE were aware that the users might be turned off by the fact that they have to turn on location sharing in order for this to work.
Sharing of location via LINE HERE can be timed. Using a timer, the users will be able to specify the period they want to share their location. What this means is that you will only be able to share your location during the set time frame and after this period expires, you will no longer be able to share location via HERE. This will make you feel a little safer as you will only be able to use the service when you want it and disable it when not using it. This is also a strong indicator that LINE Corporation is aware of the importance of handing the users total control over their privacy matters and controls in general.
Users can turn on location sharing for a period of say one hour and after that, the service will automatically turn itself off. The maximum period you can enable your location is 24 hours, which is kind of a limiting factor as some users might want the feature turned on for longer periods.
Create location sharing room with LINE HERE
LINE HERE is an amazing addition for the users of this platform, thanks to the new abilities it brings forward. Users have the option of creating special rooms for sharing locations. These rooms can include a bunch of users in different rooms so that it becomes easy to share your location with different people in a much organized manner.
Regardless of whether the timer is set or not, sharing can easily be disabled or enabled at any given time via a manual process. The application will also give you details of people’s locations in real time and as a result, you will have a better understanding of the duration it might take you before can reach them.
LINE HERE is a free to download and use app, just like the main LINE messenger and it is available in the Google Play Store.