LINE is one of the most popular instant messaging platforms in the world. Developed by a Korean-based Japanese company and launched first in Japan 2011, LINE quickly became that country’s largest social network and now has more than 600 million active users worldwide.
An interesting fact regarding the app is that it was developed in response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake which destroyed much of Japan’s telecommunication structure, forcing many companies to rely on the Internet to communicate. One of these companies was NHN Japan, which developed the app to make Internet-based communication easier.
The app was designed for mobile phones and initially was available only for Android and iOS devices. Since its launch, LINE has expanded to include Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Nokia Asha, Firefox OS and iOS tablets. The app is also available for laptops and desktops running Mac OS and Windows.
LINE has an easy-to-use direct pop-out message box and many other features which make it an enormously popular app, particularly among tech-savvy young people. LINE users can share videos, photos, music, voice audio, emoticons, emoji and stickers. The app also has a hidden chat feature which can be set to be deleted after a designated period of time.
Free voice and video calls are among other features which make the app very useful. LINE also features groups of up to 100 members, a bulletin board. There’s also a “Snap Video” feature, which allows users to create a stop motion video to which they can add a musical soundtrack.
LINE has a Sticker Shop for users who wish to purchase stickers of their favorite manga, anime and even Disney characters. All these features combined have led to widespread use of the app among children and teens.
Why Do I Need This Feature?
Since LINE has a huge appeal for young people, it is an important app for parents to be able to monitor. Today’s kids spend a lot of time on IM platforms and these apps are often used for ‘sexting’ purposes and other activities which concerned parents need to be aware of. Online bullying and sexual predators are also serious threats associated with the use of these apps.
If you want to make sure your child is not getting into trouble online, SpyStealth offers monitoring capability for LINE and almost all of the other popular social networks and messaging apps.
Employers will also find SpyStealth’s wide array of social network and IM monitoring features useful for making sure employees aren’t wasting valuable company time chatting, or even worse, sharing company secrets with the competition. SpyStealth lets you keep a close eye on those whom you wish to protect or are responsible for.
How Does it Work?
The LINE monitoring feature allows you to monitor all chats, both one on one and group chats. You’ll be able to view all photos, videos, stickers and emoticons. You’ll also be able to see all the pictures and statuses of friends whom the user of the targeted device has been chatting with.
The LINE monitoring feature is activated by default when you install the software. You can access all the collected and stored LINE content by logging into your private account and then clicking on the ‘Messages’ tab. Then click on ‘IMs’ and select LINE from the dropdown menu.