Line Band, a private group networking service that provides exclusive social networking space to efficiently facilitate and manage real-life relationships as a group, has announced the global launch of its version 2.0.
The new version includes convenient features such as advanced chatting and a keyword search function in group boards. The PC web version is also available in nine different languages, allowing global users to enjoy Line Band from their PCs or tablets.
The 2.0 version of Line Band reflects users' needs for private and convenient communication. Previous versions only allowed chatting with group members as a whole, but now users can enjoy individual chats with selected members without leaving the Band app to send messages via SMS or other messengers.
This function is particularly useful for larger groups that have long been craving such improvements.
The new version also provides a keyword search function in bulletin boards. Due to the steady growth of active users, the accumulated content has been increasing, making the development of this feature inevitable. By typing in certain keywords or the name of a member, users can easily find related posts from the copious amount of content in bulletin boards.
In addition, Line Band released its PC web beta version (www.band.us) with basic functions such as bulletin boards, photos, all-member chat and members' information to provide convenience to users. Since PC web is built in a responsive web format, even non-smartphone users can access Line Band from anywhere using a PC, tablet, or any mobile browser. The PC web version is now available in nine languages including Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Spanish, Indonesian, Malay and Vietnamese. The official version will be released in the fourth quarter with support for even more languages. Line Band has now more than 15 million downloads with over 5 million groups, since its initial release in August 2012. In addition to individual users, this application has been joined by organisational users from companies to schools and alumni associations.