Messaging with pizazz

Messaging apps are all the rage, and Line is competing to expand its stronghold from its native Japan and into the U.S. market and beyond. Like WhatsApp, iMessage, BBM and others of that ilk, Line lets users tap into a closed network of users by way of their smartphones to send all kinds of messages. Like other messaging apps, Line lets you send 1-on-1 or group text, voice, video and photo messages, but also features a range of tools that let you customize messages with drawings (as you can in many East Asian photo booths.)

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