Line, the popular messaging app developed by Naver Japan, has finally been updated and redesigned for iOS 7.
Of course, the new iOS 7-optimized version of Line features a flat and simple design, with support for iOS 7's signature swipe-to-go-back-to-previous-screen navigation gesture.
The new version of Line also introduces a new Theme Shop and a new Edit Messages chatroom option that lets you delete messages, forward messages, or save messages to Line's Notes feature.
The latest update to Line also tweaks the chatroom sticker input display window so that it now displays the most recently downloaded stickers first.
The update also includes the following welcome changes:
- Improved the quality of free voice calls
- Added an error message that displays when you are not connected to a network
- Added 2 new notification tones
- Minor bug fixes and other small improvements
The new version of Line is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 4.3 or later.
In related, decidedly much bigger news, Viber, one of Line's most popular rivals in the mobile messaging app space, was acquired last week by the Japanese online retailer Rakuten for $900 million. Fortunately for its 300 million users, Viber will continue to become available as before despite its acquisition.
For more messaging app news, see also: BBM Version 2.0 Arrives With Voice Calling, Channels And Location Sharing, GIF Messaging App Relay Updated With iOS 7 Redesign And Unlimited Chat History, and Tencent Updates Its WeChat Messaging App With New Features And Improvements.[gallery link="file" order="DESC"]