Screenshot of LINE Pay from its website.
Instant messaging platform has ventured into the mobile payments space by rolling out a mobile payment service called LINE Pay to all its users except those in China and South Korea.
Available as a new feature of the platform's 4.8 version update, LINE Pay enables users to make secure payments on their smartphones, regardless of their mobile carrier or operating systems.
To use the service, users can register their credit cards and create a seven-character password that differs from the password used for LINE. Payments made using LINE Pay on the phone will require authentication, in form of the password or Touch ID for iPhones. Meanwhile, users using the desktop version of the service will need to verify their LINE account on their smartphones for each transaction.
LINE Pay currently accepts JCB, Master Card and Visa cards. While the service only supports in-app purchases for now, the company plans to enable users to transfer money and pay for good offline in future.
To celebrate the release of LINE Pay, all charges on the LINE Store made via LINE Pay will receive discounts of up to 25 percent for a limited time.
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