If you thought that the world of video calling and messaging ends with WhatApp, then you’re so wrong. There are countless other such apps out there, and a great option is LINE: Free Calls & Messages. This app is the number one ranking in 52 countries, and that speaks for itself of how useful the tool can be.
The 10.5.1 update for LINE is here, and getting your hands on it is like a walk in the park: you can download it via OTA (over the air) channels. Also, the update can be manually downloaded and installed using the form of APK (Android Package Kit).
The new update is a pretty tricky once since it doesn’t bring new features. Instead, it removes the possibility of creating new accounts using the Facebook credentials. This is truly some bad news because almost everybody has a Facebook account nowadays and is used to utilize it for registering in other apps and services. The reason for the LINE developers’ decision is to avoid dealing with spam accounts that are not verified.
However, LINE: Free Calls & Messages still is an exciting app, and it’s mostly free of charge. Additionally, users can purchase coins for playing games, buying stickers and screen themes, and make calls towards non-Line users.
Even though the 10.5.1 update doesn’t bring any new features to the app, the latest features it received are still pretty impressive, according to the official Google Play description:
” Intimate conversations or large round tables can happen anywhere with group video calls
Chat with up to 200 friends in your group simultaneously! Enjoy face to face video chats with friends as well!
Use polls to quickly see what your friends think
From where to meet to what to eat, avoid lengthy discussions and make decisions easily by creating a poll.”
The future of video calling looks bright, and apps like LINE can always help us in these tough times when staying at home as much as possible is a high priority.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.