LINE recently announced a lightweight version of the their app, LINE Lite. The new version provides a smooth user experience while using less storage space, and more importantly, less data.
The new lightweight app takes up less than 1MB to install (the regular LINE app takes up around 75MB). The objective is to make the service accessible to users with less developed network infrastructure or with lower-end smartphones.
LINE Lite retains LINE’s core features of text, sticker, and image-based communication. Users can sign up for new accounts on LINE Lite, or carry over their existing LINE accounts. While audio and video calls and features such as the Timeline are not included in this initial release, LINE plans to actively introduce new features in the future.
The app will be initially released in 11 countries in the first phase, including the Philippines, India, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. More regions will be supported in the future.
LINE Lite aims to maximize the user experience while reducing dependence on network infrastructure and the availability of high-spec devices. It promises to play an important role in improving the satisfaction of LINE users around the globe, as well as enlarging LINE’s user base.
The app runs on devices running Android 4.0 or higher. If you want to check out the app, you may visit https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.linecorp.linelite.