Mobile messaging giant Line has launched a new standalone app for friends to share their current location with each other in real-time.
Line Here for Android and iOS adopts a map-based approach, with group members able to view each other’s position in real-time. It’s similar to the likes of Glympse, an app that’s perhaps better known for individual location sharing, but it does also offer a group feature.
For the uninitiated, Line is a Japan-based company that rose to prominence as a WhatsApp-style messaging app back in 2011, and today it claims north of 200 million monthly active users (MAU) in more than 200 countries. However, more than half of these exist across just a handful of countries in Asia.