On 6 February 2013, the success of Line led NHN Japan to announce a new spinoff company named Line Corporation.
Line Corporation, based in Japan, continues to develop Internet resources such as Line, the Naver Japan search portal, and the Livedoor ISP and blog platform.
Users can purchase stickers as gifts, with many stickers available as free downloads, depending on country availability.
The application also exists in versions for laptop and desktop computers using the Microsoft Windows and mac OS platforms. In March 2011 the Tōhoku earthquake damaged Japan's telecommunications infrastructure nationwide, obliging employees at NHN Japan, a unit of South Korea's NHN Corporation, to rely on Internet-based resources to communicate.The company's engineers developed Line to facilitate this, and the company released their app for public use in June.On July 3, 2012, NHN Japan announced the new Line features Home and Timeline.The features allowed users to share recent personal developments to a community of contacts in real-time, similar to the status updates in social networking services such as Facebook.This application also has timeline and homepage features that allow users to post pictures, text and stickers on their homepages.
Users can also change their Line theme to the theme Line provides in the theme shop for free or users can buy other famous cartoon characters they like.
Line features a Sticker Shop where users are able to purchase virtual stickers depicting original and well-known characters.
The stickers are used during chat sessions between users and act as large sized emoji.
Users can also chat and share media in a group by creating and joining groups up to 500 people.
Chats also provide bulletin boards on which you can post, like, and comment.
At launch the majority of Line Plus shares were held by the newly created Line Corporation (60%) with the remaining shares (40%) held by its Korean parent NHN Corporation.