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This article was published on July 30, 2015


LINE just got a Chrome extension so you can chat right in your web browser

LINE just got a Chrome extension so you can chat right in your web browser
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

LINE quietly got a Chrome extension for its messenger today so you can send replies to friends from the comfort of your web browser.

Its messaging service is wildly popular in Japan, but before today hasn’t had an official way for users to access it on their computers.

The extension finally brings full messaging support to Chrome and synchronizes contacts and messages you send on the service between your phone and computer. It’s got full sticker support, along with attachments so you can fire off screenshots to friends.

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The web extension appears as a floating Chrome window and doesn’t require the main application to be running. It also means you can send messages from any computer running Chrome, regardless of operating system.

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The app also features something new: a tiny memos feature so you can leave yourself notes and images.

This makes LINE a serious cross-platform messenger — you can now send chats from virtually anywhere, regardless of device. WhatsApp a similar Web messenger, but it’s limited to only Android devices.

LINE [Chrome Web Store]