LINE Adds Profile Videos, Animated GIF, Calls to Free, Events and More

LINE was a bit quiet these last few months and now we know why: were cooking one of the biggest updates for your messaging application, which comes to the version 6.6.0 loaded with new Android.

The new version includes animated profile pictures (i.e. videos), free calls phones instead of seeing advertising, send video of up to Five minutes duration, redesign of the biography, sending and receiving of Animated GIF in chats and a new feature events.

Animated profile through a new application

It must be recognized that the Japanese are pretty smart when it comes to throwing a lot of applications and interconnect them between them for inciting the evidence. The last entry in the list is a new application “Made in LINE” called Egg (don’t ask me why) and that is available in Google Play.

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  • Version of Android: from 4.4
  • Developer: LINE Corporation
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Photography

Line EGG is an application to take selfies in video and add effects on your face in real time. A kind of MSQRD is low-cost, as to some effects do not adapt so well to your face as in MSQRD, but in return has many varied masks and some other effect outside the conventional. That Yes, you need a mobile medio-potente to enjoy the effects in real time.

LINE has subtly integrated EGG in the messaging application, allowing you to create videos of profile – like Facebook – but provided you do it through Egg. Works almost modeled to as in Facebook: you are recording you face with the desired effect, cut the fragment that you most convinced and then choose the static image. This image is to see the profile of a person, does not move in the chat which is welcome because it would be very chaotic.

Animated GIF

After the arrival of the animated GIF to WhatsApp, LINE did not want to be less and is another of the improvements introduced in LINE 6.6.0. LINE-up does not include any form of find GIF animated online, so in this case you are also limited to have on your phone.

To send animated GIF online you should make sure that you have marked “Original” box that will send the image without re-encoding. Otherwise, is sent to a static image. In the case of LINE, works with ordinary GIF and are not the MP4 which generally tend to turn into Twitter, WhatsApp, Telegram and similar.

Free calls to phones

LINE has since some time now both calls as free video calls between users of the application, which joins service payment LINE Out, more in the style of Skype. You need to buy credit to make actual phone calls at competitive prices.

This payment service is now added another free with advertising, called LINE Out Free. Of course, it has trick, to make calls before you should see short videos of advertising, a technique widely used in games that now allows you to also call. LINE Out Free is now testing only in United States and Australia, Although LINE promises that it will extend its use to other countries soon.

Videos of any size

So far LINE was a little frustrating when you send videos, since the deadline for them was based on the size of the file and not on the duration of the video, something difficult to understand and manipulate for yourself if all you want to do is to send a video.

The update changes this behavior, limiting the sending of videos to a maximum duration of Five minutes, regardless of their size.

Events

The latest feature added to line-up are the events, a simple way of invite your friends to an event or include them in a reminder without dealing with other applications something more complicated such as Google Calendar.

It is a very powerful feature in addition to choose the date and invite your friends also you can make a survey to see which day is best to each, ideal for planning a Meetup without having to debate it three months in chat.

Mensajea Gratisvaria depending on the device and called LINE:

  • Developer: LINE Corporation
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication