LINE, a messaging app popular in Asia, and growing in popularity in Europe and America, has passed 500 million downloads on the Play Store, joining an exclusive club which currently includes Dropbox, Instagram, and Skype.

LINE reportedly has 700 million users, according to estimates last year. Like many messaging apps, LINE can do voice calls and video chats, plus stickers and basic photo/video storage. Two of its key rivals, Messenger and WhatsApp, both owned by Facebook, have 900 million and 1 billion users (and both have over 1 billion downloads), so LINE still has a way to go until it achieves world domination, at least in the messaging space. More expansion into the West may be the answer to that.

Nonetheless, this doesn't take away from the fact that 500 million downloads is quite an achievement. If you want to add to that number, get LINE on the Play Store, or alternatively at our sister site APK Mirror.

LINE: Free Calls & Messages
LINE: Free Calls & Messages