Fast-growing Asian messaging service Line by numbers (lots of big numbers)  

I’ve written enough about [Line] (line.naver.jp/en/), an increasingly popular messaging service in Asia, for TNW today, so here’s a fairly crude dump of data that the Japanese/Korean company released at its annual event today – consider it reasons to watch this company as it increases its international presence.

Line, for those that don’t of it…yet, started out as a more feature-rich version of WhatsApp, becoming one of the first to offer photo sharing, voice calling and [stickers] (thenextweb.com/asia/2013/07/12/stickers/).

These days it’s more akin to a social platform, that’s to say that beyond messaging it includes social networking, gaming, opt-in marketing and more.

The key data:

Its most popular apps include:

And, also coming soon: Video calling, in-app shopping and a music service.

One thing Line won’t discuss is monthly active users. That’s probably because it trails WhatsApp (300 million MAUs) and China’s WeChat (235 million MAUs).

You can get a full read of Line’s announcements from today here at Startup-Dating, an English language tech blog in Japan.

 
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