The popular instant message app Line has released an update that revamp their calling feature. Earlier this year Line introduced Line Premium Call features which allow users in specific regions to make low-cost calls to mobiles and landlines across the world apart from their Line to Line free voice call facility.
The new update rebrands the Line Premium call feature to Line Out and more over calling feature is easier to use. Also, Line introduced a new design in this update. The latest version Line 5.4.0 is available in Play store for download. Currently update is available to Android users, but soon will be available to iPhone users as well.
Now the Line Out feature is available in countries like Argentina, Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.
Talking about the changes in the interface, the menu is in the top position of the app and more tabs are added in the main navigation bar. The main navigation bar has tabs like Friends, Chats, Timeline and More. The “Calls” tab can be easily operated as it is available along with the contacts displayed in various tabs.
Now Line app users can also make a direct call to friends from their Line profiles. To do this go to settings > Line Out Settings and now select “Call Line Friends From Profiles”. Now can make calls with Line Out directly. To call friends who are not using Line you have to sync contacts, which can be done from the Line settings.
Earlier this month Line launched a Lite version of their app that consumes less data and performs better in limited internet connections. LINE Corporation also launched a standalone app that allows users to share their current location in real time with their friends.
As LINE introduces call to any Mobile/Landline number facility, let us wait and see how other competitors will revamp their apps so that they can gain attention.