LINE Timeline

The rise of one of the world’s most popular mobile chat apps

Many chat apps have emerged from Asia in recent years, but none have succeeded beyond their home market to the same extent as Line. After its launch in mid-2011, the popular messaging app is now near ubiquitous on smartphones in Japan, and has conquered markets like Taiwan and Thailand, and has eyes on North America. Below is a look at its major milestones to date.

You can expand and collapse the timeline with the button on the right, and click on charts and videos to view them close up.

Credit where credit is due: A huge thanks to Tarek Anandan for his Timeliner jquery plugin!