LINE Introduces Livestreaming to Group Chats

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LINE Corporation unveiled LINE 7.9.0 today, the latest version of the LINE messaging app for iPhone and Android, which now includes an in-chat livestreaming feature called “Chat Live.” Chat Live allows users to livestream video to other participants in group chats or other multi-person chats, in groups as large as 200 people.

A livestream can be started by tapping the telephone icon at the top of the chat room followed by the LIVE button. The screen size is adjustable, and can be played on the top of the screen, full-screen, at 1/8 size and at other settings. There are a variety of uses for this feature, such as chatting with friends while livestreaming a sporting event or chatting with grandparents while showing them their grandchildren.