LINE messenger bumped to Windows Phone 8, adds lockscreen support

LINE messenger app for Windows Phone has been updated to take full advantage of Windows Phone 8 and new functionality. Popular in Asian markets, LINE is available in over 230 countries as a VOIP solution for those who don't wish to (or can't) utilise the likes of Skype, Kik, WhatsApp etc. So what's new in the latest version?

Support for lockscreen is presently available with icons for the lower section of the display. As well as notifications, detailed information can also be published to view without unlocking the Windows Phone. We last looked at LINE back in 2012 when the app was released. It's a good solution for those who wish to contact friends, but it hasn't quite taken off in western markets.

You can download LINE from the Windows Phone Store. It's also available for iOS, Android, PC and Mac. 


Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.