LINE Platform glossary

A

# Access token

Token that is used to send requests to LINE Login. Access tokens are issued when a user logs in to an app with LINE Login and agrees to the permissions requested.

# Active

The current MAJOR version of the service. During the "Active" period, new features are added and bug fixes and security improvements are made.

B

# Beacon banner

Banner that appears at the top of the friends or chats screen of LINE when the user is detected by a beacon. For more information, see Beacon banner.

# Buttons template message

Template message which contains an image, title, description text, and multiple action buttons. For more information, see Buttons template.

C

# Callback URL

URL that users are redirected to after logging in with LINE Login. You can set the callback URL for your app in the LINE Developers Console. Use the callback URL for the redirect_uri parameter in the LINE Login authorization request.

Template message which contains multiple columns with an image, title, description text, and multiple action buttons that users can scroll through. For more information, see Carousel template.

# Channel

Communication path for using the functions provided by the LINE Platform in the services developed by the provider. You can create channels in the LINE Developers Console.

# Channel access token

Token used to call the Messaging API. Channel access tokens can be issued from the LINE Developers Console.

# Channel ID

Unique identifier of a channel. You can find this value on the "Channel settings" page on the LINE Developers Console.

# Channel secret

Signature key of a channel. You can find this value on the "Channel settings" page on the LINE Developers Console.

# Confirm template message

Template message which has two action buttons. For more information, see Confirm template.

D

# Deprecated

During the "Deprecated" period, new features aren't added and bug fixes and security improvements aren't made. It's not recommended to use a deprecated service

# Device (LINE Things)

A Bluetooth® device that satisfies the technical requirements for use with LINE Things. See also Creating device.

E

# End-of-life

The service is no longer usable.

# External browser

A web browser that opens outside of the LINE app, such as Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

# E.164

E.164 is a recommendation on the format of internationally unique telephone numbers, which are up to 15 digits and begin with a plus sign and a country code. For example, the phone number 09001234567 with the Japanese contry code 81 can be converted into the E.164 format as +819001234567. You may use - as a separator to make it easier to read.

G

# Group

A group chat among 2 or more users. LINE users can create groups with a specified name and invite their friend to join. For more information, see Group.

I

# ID token

A JSON web token (JWT) containing information about a user who has authorized your app. For more information, see ID tokens.

Template message which contains multiple columns with an image that users can scroll through. For more information see Image carousel template.

# Imagemap message

Message with an image which can contain multiple links corresponding to different areas of the image. For more information, see Imagemap messages.

L

# Life cycle

Four phases from the release of the service: Active, Maintaining, Deprecated, and End-of-Life.

# LIFF browser

A browser specifically for the LIFF apps. When a user opens a LIFF URL in LINE, the LIFF app opens in a LIFF browser. For more information, see LIFF browser.

# LIFF API

APIs that LINE external companies and developers to enable integration with LINE's services.

# LINE Beacon

Feature which lets your bot receive notifications through webhooks when a connected LINE user enters or leaves the range of to a beacon. For more information, see Using beacons.

# LINE Developers Console

Management tool on the LINE Developers site where you can create and manage your channels and providers.

# LINE Login button

Button that you can add to a web app or native app to let users log in to LINE using LINE Login. For more information, see LINE Login button design guidelines.

# LINE Official Account

Searchable LINE account created for a Messaging API channel. For more information, see LINE for Business (opens new window) website.

# LINE Official Account Manager

Management tool where you can manage and configure your LINE Official Accounts. You can use this tool to make Timeline posts, create a profile, and so on.

# LINE Platform

Platform for integrating LINE services for third party application developers.

# LINE Profile+

A service that manages the profile information of LINE users. Information registered with LINE Profile+ includes name, gender, birthdate, phone number and address. Unlike for regular profile information, only corporate users who have applied for LINE Profile+ can obtain the information registered with LINE Profile+. For more information, see Get user data registered with LINE Profile+.

# LINE Simple Beacon

LINE Simple Beacon is a specification for beacon hardware for LINE bot developers. For more information, see LINE Simple Beacon (opens new window).

# LINE's in-app browser

A web browser specifically for the LINE app. Using LINE's in-app browser, you can open URLs and browse web apps on the internet without closing the LINE app.

M

# Maintaining

During the "Maintaining" period, new features aren't added, but bug fixes and security improvements are still made to maintain usability for current users.

# Messaging API SDK

Development kit which includes libraries, tools, and samples to make it easier for you to start developing bot apps using the Messaging API. For more information, see Messaging API SDKs.

# MID

Unique ID string which specifies a LINE user account, group, or room and was used with LINE Login v1. A user ID, group ID, or room ID is used with LINE Login v2.0 or later instead of an MID.

R

# Reply message

Message that can only be sent after a user-generated event. The event types are listed below. For more information, see Sending messages.

  • User adds your LINE Official Account as a friend
  • User sends your LINE Official Account a message

# Rich menu alias

An alias to refer to the rich menu. For example, when implementing the rich menu switch feature, instead of directly specifying the rich menu ID to switch to, specify the rich menu alias associated with the rich menu ID. For more information, see Switching between multiple rich menus in the Messaging API documentation.

# Room

A group chat among 3 or more users where users can freely add other users to the chat. For more information, see Room.

P

# Profile information

The user's profile information (user ID, display name, profile picture, email address). Unlike for LINE Profile+, you can obtain profile information from the LINE platform using ID tokens, without an application process. For more information, see Get profile information from ID tokens.

# Provider

Entity that offers the app for your channel. For example, you can use your own name or the name of your company or business as the provider. You can create providers in the LINE Developers Console.

# Push message

Message that your LINE Official Account can send to a user at any time. For more information, see Sending messages.

S

# Status message

Message which appears on a user’s LINE profile. Users can use this message to share their thoughts and feelings with friends on LINE.

T

# Target reach

The number of users you can reach through targeted messages based on gender, age, and/or region. This parameter only includes users who are active on LINE or LINE services and whose demographics have a high level of certainty.

# Template message

Message with a predefined layout that you can customize. Template messages make it easier for users to interact with LINE Official Accounts. Template message types include buttons, confirm, carousel, and image carousel templates. For more information, see Template messages.

# Timeline

Space in LINE where a user can view posts by friends or other accounts.

U

# User ID

Unique identifier for users. Note that the user ID is only unique to an individual provider. The same LINE user will have a different user ID for different providers.

W

# Webhook URL

Endpoint URL of your bot server that receives requests from the LINE Platform when a webhook is triggered. Webhook events are triggered when a user interacts with your bot.