Can't use LINE? Try with a VPN! Depending on the country or region, LINE may be blocked due to government censorship.
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LINE is the most popular messaging app in Japan, estimated to be used by over 80% of the population. In addition, LINE has a similar adoption rate in Thailand and Taiwan, and in recent years, it's become increasingly popular in Indonesia. LINE has functions for messaging, voice calls, and video calls, and is compatible with major devices such as smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
LINE’s end-to-end encryption makes it more difficult for law enforcement agencies to spy on people. Certain governments in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America are uncomfortable with their citizens having too much privacy, so they often choose to partially or even totally block LINE activity on their countries’ networks.
With ExpressVPN, you can connect to a server location outside of your country and regain full LINE functionality. You can even try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days to make sure it works for you!
A VPN, or virtual private network, takes all your internet traffic and sends it through an encrypted tunnel to a secure server location that acts like a location proxy for your device. Once you connect to a server location in a country where LINE is not blocked, you can access LINE as usual.
With ExpressVPN's strong encryption you can also shield your identity from malicious actors and trackers, and protect yourself from security breaches like packet sniffing, rogue Wi-Fi networks, and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Security-wise, LINE offers end-to-end encryption by default, making it more secure than most messaging apps. However, concerns remain about how much data LINE shares with its parent company.
Check out our list of the most secure messaging apps!
Using a VPN is perfectly legitimate—millions of people around the world access the internet via a VPN every day. VPN networks are used by companies to keep sensitive business data secure, and consumers use VPNs all the time to access censored sites like Facebook, and even to enhance their online gaming experience.
Yes! A VPN allows you to access LINE from anywhere in the world.
If you’re traveling to a country where you think a site might be blocked, sign up to ExpressVPN before you leave to ensure you can get onto all your social media and messaging apps wherever you are.
Yes. A VPN can unblock LINE while you travel anywhere in the world! If you sign up for a VPN before your travels, you’ll be able to defeat censorship wherever you are.
We recommend turning on a VPN and using a secure encrypted network when connecting to the Internet, including when using LINE calls.
You can register, but if you change from a Japanese number to an overseas number, you may not be able to use some functions such as LINE Pay.
VPNs have the potential to slow your internet connection, but ExpressVPN’s industry-leading speeds mean users rarely notice a difference. In fact, use of a VPN may actually improve your connection if your ISP has been throttling your traffic.
In any case, if you do notice that your connection has slowed down, try selecting a server location that is geographically closer to you.
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