Minimum age according to LINE
12+ Minimum age according to LINE

What is LINE?

LINE is an individual and group messaging platform. In addition to text, voice and video chat, a key feature of LINE messaging is ‘stickers’. Stickers are large animated emojis that can be used in messages and are suggested automatically based on what you type into the chat. They are often used in lieu of words to communicate. Premium stickers can be purchased in sticker packs using the in-app currency LINE Coins. Sticker packs can also be associated with brands, celebrities and news providers who have official LINE accounts.

LINE incorporates social media functionality via a timeline, which is viewable by all your contacts. LINE also offers games where you create an avatar to interact with other users and camera filters. Both these features include in-app purchasing.


Apps: Android, Apple iOS

How do people use LINE?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use messaging and video chat services like LINE.

App/Platform is used for: anonymous communication, gaming, in-app purchasing, messaging/online chatonline relationships and screen capture

How can you report abuse or block someone?

These links are provided by LINE:

  • Reporting content
    How to report content in chats, on a Timeline or in a LINE meeting.
  • Blocking accounts
    Block someone so you’ll no longer be able to receive chat messages or voice/video calls from that account.

How can you protect your personal information?

These links are provided by LINE:

Key safety links

These links are provided by LINE:

  • Staying safe
    How to stay safe when making video calls on LINE.
  • Privacy policy
    Explains the data LINE collects and how you can manage your own personal data.
  • Line privacy centre
    Explains how LINE uses your personal information and what your privacy options are.
  • User agreement
    Outlines the terms and conditions you agree to when using LINE.

Last updated: 05/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.