One of the few messaging services that actually gained popularity in Asia, LINE was a household name in Asia when it was introduced in Europe. Not only is this messenger app one of the more efficient one, it is also one of the better-looking (and lesser-congested) ones as well. The app has a seemingly never-ending list of features (which keep increasing with every update). Features include audio calls, app-exclusive games, blog services, stickers, and companion apps, among others. While the heavy emphasis on manga and cute cartoons may be discouraging for some sections of the European audience, the app in general has favorable customer reviews from all over the globe. The app’s third-party IP feature also makes it an ideal messaging platform looking to escape parental supervision.
Who owns it? LINE is owned by Naver, a South Korean search giant
Users: Over 300 million monthly active user