# Minimizing LIFF browser

This page explains LIFF browser minimization.

# What is LIFF browser minimization

LIFF browser minimization is a feature that allows you to suspend viewing a LIFF browser to perform another action.

When viewing a LIFF browser in a chat room, the user may want to perform another action, such as sending a message to the chat room. In this case, minimizing the LIFF browser will suspend viewing the LIFF browser and allow the user to perform the action. After performing the action, the user can resume viewing the LIFF browser by maximizing the LIFF browser.

The LIFF browser will be displayed as an icon when minimized.

LIFF browser minimization

Minimizing LINE's in-app browser

Like LIFF browser, LINE's in-app browser also supports minimization. For more information, see Saving a web page temporarily (opens new window) (only available in Japanese) in the LINE user's guide.

# Conditions of use for LIFF browser minimization

To minimize a LIFF browser, the following conditions must be met:

  • LINE for iOS version 12.8.0 or later
  • Full is specified as the screen size for your LIFF app
  • chat_message.write scope is off for your LIFF app
  • The LIFF browser isn't overlapping on another modal
The LIFF app after LIFF-to-LIFF transition must meet the conditions of use

To minimize the LIFF browser after LIFF-to-LIFF transition, the LIFF app after transition must meet the conditions of use.

For example, as described in Behavior based on screen size of the LIFF app in the LIFF documentation, the LIFF app after transition will be displayed in Full, regardless of the screen size specified. However, if Tall or Compact is specified as the screen size for the LIFF app after transition, the LIFF app after transition won't satisfy the conditions of use for LIFF browser minimization.

LIFF browser minimization will be available on LINE for iPadOS and Android, but the date is yet to be determined.

# Minimizing a LIFF browser

There are three ways to minimize a LIFF browser:

# Dragging a LIFF browser

Drag a LIFF browser down, stop and release your finger.

LIFF browser minimization (dragging a LIFF browser)

# Tapping an action button option

Tap the Minimize browser option in the action button.

LIFF browser minimization (tapping an action button option)

# Tapping an in-app alert

Tap an in-app alert.

LIFF browser minimization (tapping an in-app alert)

# Maximizing a LIFF browser

To maximize a LIFF browser, tap the minimized LIFF browser.

LIFF browser maximization

# Moving a minimized LIFF browser

To move a minimized LIFF browser, drag the LIFF browser.

Moving a minimized LIFF browser

# Closing a minimized LIFF browser 

There are two ways to close a minimized LIFF browser:

# Swiping a LIFF browser off the screen

Swipe the minimized LIFF browser off the screen.

Closing a minimized LIFF browser

# Drag a minimized LIFF browser to the close icon (only available on LINE for iOS version 12.12.0 or later)

Dragging a minimized LIFF browser shows the close icon at the bottom of the screen. Drag the minimized LIFF browser to the close icon and release your finger.

Closing a minimized LIFF browser

# Priority of LIFF browser icon display

A LIFF browser will be displayed as an icon when minimized. The priority of LIFF browser icon display is as follows:

  1. Channel icon: The channel icon of a LINE Login channel
  2. Favicon: The favicon of a LIFF app
  3. Common icon: A link icon