TOKYO – August 20, 2020 – LINE Corporation (”LINE”) announced today expanded features that users can use on the LINE app with Google Assistant.
Google Assistant ‘LINE’ intro page. https://assistant.google.com/services/a/uid/000000e5ea23a780?hl=en
LINE has supported Google Assistant since March 17, 2020, allowing LINE’s Android users to send LINE messages to friends and read incoming messages using Google Assistant. (https://linecorp.com/en/pr/news/en/2020/3131)
Starting today, Google Assistant also lets users easily share with friends screenshots and URLs on LINE and send LINE messages using just your voice. In addition, a “reply” and “photo and video share” features have been added to LINE on Pixel4™️ and Pixel 4a™️ devices that support the new Google Assistant. The “reply” feature can be used in both 1:1 and group chats. LINE currently supports Google Assistant in English and Japanese.
*These new services are available starting today on Android devices with OS 6.0 or higher and LINE app ver. 10.12.0 or higher.
■ Share feature: Share screenshots, URLs and YouTube videos (Android smartphones with OS 6.0 or higher)
To share a screenshot, open the screen you want to share and say, “Hey Google, share the screenshot with 〇〇 using LINE.” To do the same with an URL or a YouTube video, open the page you want to share and say, “Hey Google, share this with 〇〇 using LINE.”
■ Share feature: Share photos and videos (Pixel 4 and Pixel 4a devices that support the new Google Assistant)
To share photos or videos, display the photo or video you want to share with Photo App or YouTube and say, “Hey Google, share this with 〇〇 using LINE.”
■ Reply feature: “Reply” to a LINE message or LINE push notification (Pixel 4 and Pixel 4a devices that support the new Google Assistant)
To reply to a message, open the chat you want to send a reply to and say, “Hey Google, reply 〇〇 using LINE.” You can do the same with a LINE push notification via voice command.
By simply saying ”Hey Google,” users can enjoy a more convenient way of using LINE hands-free on their smartphones, while driving, cooking, babysitting and doing other activities. LINE plans to add more features in the future.
With the mission of bringing people, information and services closer together, LINE provides communication and information services optimized for people’s everyday lives.
※ The new features are available for Android OS ver. 6.0 and LINE ver. 10.12.0 or higher. For additional information, please refer to the LINE User Guide (Japanese only). https://guide.line.me/ja/experts/googleassistant.html
※ The new Google Assistant is available on Pixel4 and Pixel4a devices.
■ About Google Assistant
Google Assistant is deeply integrated with your Android phone and brings you the best of Google, so you can control your apps, your phone, and your connected home faster, using your voice. To get started, just say, “Hey Google.” Google Assistant is also available on the Google Assistant app, compatible headphones, Google Nest Hub, Google Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Hub Mini and Google Home. https://assistant.google.com/?hl=en-US
■ About the new Google Assistant
The new Google Assistant is more tightly integrated with the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4a OS and apps, launching mobile apps and websites, and setting up your device faster. To use the new Google Assistant, swipe diagonally up from the bottom corner of your screen.
* Google, Android, Google Nest Hub, Google Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Mini, Google Home and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.