Let’s be honest, Line stickers are awesome. They are a great way to show your personality and bring a little of who you are to the app and to your friends and family. I’ll walk you through some of the most common questions when it comes to the stickers, how you can get free ones and even create custom stickers that you won’t find anywhere else.
On top of that, I’ll give you some tips on how to make Line even more fun and useful when chatting with your friends. But wait, let’s back up a bit and go through what the Line app is and what kind of features you get when you download the Line app to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. If you’ve heard of WhatsApp or WeChat, then you will recognize the functionality and usefulness of Line.
The Line app is very similar to WhatsApp and WeChat, however there are a few differences that make it stand out and a ton of fun. One difference is the unique and creative stickers that are featured throughout the Line app as a way to increase the fun of chatting and express your opinions or feelings more through images than words.
One of the main advantages to Line is that there is an incredible user base, according to recent data, Line has surpassed 450 million users. That alone means your friends are likely using Line even if you don’t know it. The app was initially started in Japan as a response to the Japanese earthquake that took out communication devices. Hence, Line was produced as a way for people to communicate back and forth with one another about what was going on and make sure everyone could contact their families and friends. Since then, Line has grown incredibly fast, at some points growing at a rate of 100 million users in 6 months!
Line App Features
Line boasts a number of awesome features that make it easy to use and very powerful. Below are some of the very best features.
- The Line App can be used on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, as well as Windows PC and Mac computers. All of this means you can use Line no matter what device is nearby and whether you’re sitting on your couch or out to lunch or drinks with friends.
- You can send and receive photos, videos, music, text messages, stickers, emoji, emoticons, and more with friends. That means no matter the means of communication you want to use, it’s all available over Line.
- There are a number of features that make Line easy to use, including the ability to sync your contacts on your phone to your Line app, the ease of creating large groups where all your friends can text in a group, add friends through the Line QR code system, add friends by shaking your phone and more.
- Another cool feature is that there are over a dozen games that are associated with the Line app, you can find everything from protecting Line characters from Aliens to racing down the street in your Line car.
What are Line Stickers?
You may have heard people talk about Line stickers, either they wanted to send you a sticker or they asked you if you can send one to them. If you’ve never heard of them before, I’ll go through some detail about what they are, where you can download them, how to create your own custom sticker, and more.
Line stickers are similar to emoticons or emoji for Line. They are mostly created by a team that work for Line and are bigger, more animated versions of emoticons. They often portray commonly known characters, from TV shows (South Park), to anime, movie and cartoon characters, Disney, and more. They are large animations that you can send to your friends and are a way to liven up a conversation or bond over a certain character that you both like and watch.
How To Download Line Stickers
First, you will need to head over to the App store on your iPhone or Google Play on your Android and download and install the Line app.
- Open the app and go through the sign up process and once you have your account up you will want to tap on the “more” icon at the bottom right.
- From there, tap on the “Sticker Shop” at the top left.
- You will see three different sections, top, new, and free. Choose which option you want and start to download or buy the stickers to your Line app.
Note, Line releases new stickers that they’ve come up with every Tuesday, so make sure you check on a Tuesday to see if there are any new stickers to download and share with your friends.
How To Get Free Line Stickers
By following the process above you can get free line stickers on your account. Simply make sure you tap the “free” tab and you can browse through all the stickers you can download and use for free. Make sure you check back regularly, as Line updates their stickers on a weekly basis.
If you have an Android device you can head over to Google Play and download the DIY Line Stickers app, which will let you use a number of different stickers that come preloaded on the app. Simply open it up, choose which sticker you like the best and from there you will be able to share it across many different platforms, including WhatsApp, WeChat, Line and more.
Line Selfie Stickers
Another fun and useful app is the Selfie Sticker app, which allows you to take a selfie on your own camera and use it as the primary image in your sticker. You can create different themes, and also include speech bubbles to have your selfie talking. Basically you can make an unlimited, free array of selfie stickers to send to your friends and family. It’s a ton of fun if you’re with a bunch of people and to take a group selfie.
Is There A Line Sticker List?
If you want to find a list of all the line stickers in your country you can open up the Line app and from there you can tap the “more” and “sticker shop” icons. That will give you a list of all the different options. If you’re on your computer you can head over to the official Line Sticker store to see all of the various options and you can buy right from there. Most stickers are $1.99 in the United States, however, they are different prices depending on what country you’re in. Also, there are options for free stickers.
Depending on the country that you register your Line app in when you initially sign up, you will see different stickers and only be able to buy the stickers that are available for your country. This is because there are various characters that are more popular in certain places around the world so Line limits which ones you can see to the most popular in your area.
Create Your Own Custom Line Stickers!
Are you artistic and waiting to show the world what characters you’ve come up with on your own? Luckily, Line has just created a new option where you can create and upload your very own Line stickers to sell on the app. Basically, you will have to come up with a set of 42 different cartoon characters and upload them. At that point Line will review them to make sure they meet the quality standards and then they will be available to purchase and download through the app.
Line has suggested they will take a 50% commission on the sale of custom Line stickers and send the other half to the creator of the sticker. One of the main drivers for this new method is to that Line can break into new markets and create an even more personalized experience depending on where you’re from and your culture, interests, etc.
Basically, by having your friends or people around you create stickers, they are making the app more customized to you and the potential that you will buy more stickers to support local cartoon character creators or ones that you feel you relate to. This is part of the overall goal of reaching 500 registered users on the Line service by the end of 2014, an incredibly ambitious goal but one that is not undoable considering previous popularity and rise of Line.
Line Sticker Creators – Become a Creator
If you’re serious about creating your own Line Stickers you can join the Line Creators Market by heading over to the link. You must already have a Line account, of course. One awesome thing is that you aren’t restricted on your age or experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 years old or 80 years old, if you have something you want to share on the platform, you can do it if you want. Also, you don’t need to have an artistic background or even an art degree. All you have to do is enter in your own drawing and wait to see if it takes off.
The whole concept has recently been released so we have yet to see how popular it will be. However, my guess is that there are some incredibly talented artists and creative people out there that will create amazing stickers. With 450 million users you can bet that there is a huge user base to potentially sell your stickers to. Imagine if you sold your sticker to 1 in 10 users, that would be 45 million people, and with Line talking half of the approximately $1 cost, you’d get $22.5 million from creating a set of stickers. Unfortunately, I’m not very artistic, if I were, it may be a good way to make some extra change.
Line Stickers FAQ
I’ve compiled some of the best line stickers questions so hopefully you’ll get answers to all of your questions below. If you have any additional questions feel free to leave them below in a comment and we will try to answer them as soon as possible.
Can I buy stickers while I’m on a phone call?
Unfortunately you cannot buy stickers or themes when you’re making a phone call. You will have to wait until the call ends, buy the stickers and if you’d like you can make the call again.
How do I restore a deleted account?
You can’t restore a deleted account once you go through the entire process of deleting it as all of your stickers, chat history, friends list, etc. will be permanently deleted from the Line servers. So make sure you think hard about deleting your account before doing so.
How do you send stickers as a present or gift?
All you have to do is charge your coins and you can send stickers all you want as gifts. However, you can’t send gifts from iPhone or other iOS devices such as the iPad at this time.
How do you delete stickers?
If you decide you don’t want a sticker and would prefer to delete it all you have to do is go to the Line menu bar and tap more. From there go to Settings, then Stickers, and My Stickers. You will now see all of your purchased stickers and from there you can select one and choose to delete it. Make sure you’re certain you want to delete it before you do because you can’t bring it back after you delete it.
How do you pay for stickers?
If this is the first time you’re buying stickers you can buy them using either the App Store or you can buy them using Google Play. You must make sure that your credit or debit card is linked to your account so it can charge your card when you purchase new stickers.
What if I want to return a sticker?
At this time you cannot return stickers once you’ve already purchased them. That’s because Line doesn’t want people to return stickers and loose their money as that’s one of the primary ways Line makes money off the app.
Do I pay every time I want to use a sticker?
Definitely not, you only pay initially to get the sticker and you can use it as many times as you want as long as it’s within the validity date that is noted on the sticker.
Have any other questions about Line stickers, how to download, use, create, sell them and more? We’re happy to answer any of your questions below and hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to Line stickers. Keep sending and receiving them and always be on the look out for new and exciting characters!