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Message App Line Hits 300M Registered Users, Up From 200M 4-Months Ago — Gunning For 500M In 2014

on November 25, 2013


Line has announced it’s added another 100 million people to its registered user count in just four months, pushing it past the 300 million user mark globally. It revealed the new numbers at a press conference today in Tokyo, attended by TechCrunch Japan.

The messaging app platform maker, which started off in Japan back in 2011 — devising a series of cute sticker characters to attract an initially young user-base — also says its growth rate is “accelerating exponentially”, noting that it took 19 months for it to achieve its first 100 million registered users, six months to rack up the second, and just four months to add a third 100 million.

CEO Akira Morikawa said it’s targeting a 500 million registered user milestone next year.


Despite these impressive-sounding stats it’s worth underlining that these are registered users, not monthly active users — the latter, which Line has only ever…

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