# News: Articles for #Docs

Introducing the redesigned LINE Developers site

We're excited to introduce our new, redesigned LINE Developers site. We believe this update makes it easier to use the LINE Platform products and find the documentation you need.

Here are the key changes to the site:

# Pages load faster

The site is now a single-page application running on VuePress, resulting in much shorter page load times than before.

# Better readability

We've improved the responsive design of the API reference. The layout adapts to the size of your screen, making it easier to read API arguments and sample code.

As you type your search terms, suggestions appear instantly, helping you find the information you need more quickly.

Search Results

Note: Although the new search is faster, it only returns results based on page titles and headings. We'll collect internal feedback over the coming weeks to see if people are satisfied with this new search, or we need to adjust it.

(We're working hard to bring the user feedback form from the old site to the new site.)

# What's next?

In addition to bringing back the user feedback form, we'll continue looking for ways to make it easier for you to use the LINE Developers site and documentation.

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LINE SDK v4.x content removed

As announced on September 13, 2019, we've removed all content related to LINE SDK v4.x from this site. We've also redirected any paths still pointing to the removed content to these pages:

LINE TV API documentation released

LINE TV is a video streaming service available in Thailand. Today, we released the English version of the LINE TV documentation. We are currently not planning to translate it to other languages.

While LINE TV is only available in Thailand, you can call the APIs from anywhere in the world.

New LINE Developers console released

As previously announced, today we released a new version of the LINE Developers console.

This version of the console fixes several reported problems and adds various improvements to create a smoother, more reliable experience. Here are some highlights of the new release:

# Better grouping of settings

Each channel's first tab is now called Basic settings and contains the essentials. The second tab is named after the channel type (LINE Login, Messaging API, or Clova skill), and contains settings relevant to that type.

Screenshot of Basic settings and Messaging API tabs

# Find providers by typing

Use the search field at the top of the provider list to filter by name and easily find the provider you're looking for.

Screenshot of search field at top of provider list

# Every role in one place

In the previous version you had to manage Admin, Member, and Tester users on two different pages. Now, you can find and add users of any type on the Roles tab.

Screenshot of Roles tab in channel information

We hope the new console makes it easier for you to create and manage channels. We'll continue working to improve your experience with future releases.

Maintenance notice: LINE Developers Console design update

We will perform maintenance on the LINE Developers console at the below time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

# Scheduled maintenance time

November 26, 2019 12:00-13:00 JST (+9 GMT)

# Impact

The LINE Developers site will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

This maintenance will not affect LINE Platform products such as LINE Login and the Messaging API.

# Details

This maintenance brings a new design to the LINE Developers console. With the updated design, you will be able to use LINE Platform products more comfortably and efficiently.

The main changes are as follows.

  • The provider list will have a filter function, letting you easily choose a provider.
  • When adding or editing an IP address on the Security tab, you can see the registered IP address.
  • You can manage the Admin, Member, and Tester users on the same tab. Before, Testers were managed on a different tab.

We also plan to improve usability by changing certain specifications.

LINE will continue to improve the quality of its services.

Documentation search feature enhanced

We enhanced the documentation search feature on the LINE Developers site.

Search results are more accurate, and keywords are highlighted in the result set so that you can find the necessary information more quickly.

Search bar

Introducing our new feedback form

In order to improve the quality of our documentation and products, we added the feedback form again at the right bottom of our documentation pages.

If you would like to report any bugs in our documentation or would like to leave any suggestions, scroll down the page and complete the form.

We greatly appreciate your feedback and we are committed to improving your experience using our developer products.

Feedback form

Introducing the redesigned LINE Developers site

We are excited to introduce our new, redesigned LINE Developers site. We hope that this renewal will improve developer experience, making it easier to use the LINE Platform products. There are no major changes in the console functionality. Here, we'll take you through some of the key changes to the site.

# Changes in the console

  • We have added the provider list screen so that you can easily select the provider of the channel that you want to configure.
  • Now the role of the logged-in user is displayed in the provider and channel lists.
  • You can quickly access tools such as Flex Message Simulator and Bot Designer through the tool list in the navigation bar.

# Changes in the documentation site

  • Each page has breadcrumbs at the top so that you can easily keep track of the page structure.
  • The new navigation bar allows easier access to the API reference for each product. You can also browse the API reference within the feature guide as before.
  • Each page of the feature guides has a table of contents on the right side so that you can quickly move across sections.

# Conclusion

We will continue to make improvements to the LINE Developers site and our developer documentation to make it easier for you to develop apps using our products.

If you want to keep up-to-date with our latest developments, add the LINE Developers official account as a friend on LINE using the QR code or the button below.

QR code for the LINE Developers account

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English documentation for the Account link feature released

The guide and API reference for the account link feature are now also available in English.

Check out the article at Linking user accounts and the Messaging API reference.

New article on converting an MID to a user ID

Users are identified using a user ID in LINE Login v2 or later instead of an MID in v1. If you have integrated LINE Login v1 into your app and want to migrate it to v2 or later, you need to convert MIDs to user IDs.

For more information, see Converting an MID to a user ID.

Community SDK section released

We have released a community SDK section to our Messaging API SDKs page with Messaging API SDKs developed by our developer community. We currently have a C# (.NET) SDK and are looking to add more resources.

If you have developed a SDK or library for the Messaging API, see our Community contribution guidelines for information on how to submit your project to us for review.

Introducing our feedback form

In order to improve the quality of our documentation and products, we've added a feedback form to our documentation pages. If you would like to report any bugs in our documentation or would like to leave any suggestions, click the "Leave feedback" button on the bottom of our documentation pages and complete the form.

We greatly appreciate your feedback and we are committed to improving your experience using our developer products.

Feedback form

New article on sharing bots

We've added a new article on how you can gain more friends and expand the reach of your bot. For example, you can use a QR code, add an "Add friend" button, or link your bot with a LINE Login channel.

Check out the article at Sharing your bot with users.

Search feature released on website

We've added a new search feature to our site to make it easier for you to find the information you want. You can now search all of our content in the Products, Documentation, and FAQ sections of the site from the search bar found at the top of the side menu.

Search bar

LINE URL scheme information released

We've added an article about the LINE URL scheme to our LINE Login and Messaging API documentation. You can use the URL schemes to help your users navigate to specific content such as the camera, location, or settings screens in LINE. The LINE URL scheme can be used in your bot (Messaging API) from within LINE or in your native or web apps to automatically open LINE.

See the new articles below.

Link your bot to your LINE Login channel

We've added an option to display a prompt to let you display an option for users to add your bot as a friend when logging in to your app with LINE Login. To do this, first, link a bot to your LINE Login account from the new "Bot linked to this channel" item in the LINE Developers console, then include the bot_prompt query parameter in the authorization URL for LINE Login.

For more information on this feature, see Linking a bot with your LINE Login channel.

In addition, we've released a new resource for the Social API which lets you get the friendship status between your bot and a user. Send a GET request to https://api.line.me/friendship/v1/status to see if the user has added your bot as a friend or not.

To see the API reference for this resource, go to Get friendship status.

Note: This feature is not currently available to enterprise users. If you are an enterprise user and would like to use this feature, please contact your LINE representative.

LINE Login and Messaging API glossaries

To help you better understand the terms and concepts used in our documentation, we've added glossaries for both LINE Login and Messaging API.

Check them out using the links below.

Introducing the redesigned LINE Developers site

We are excited to introduce our new, redesigned LINE Developers site. We hope that this update will improve the experience for developers, making it easier to use our products (such as LINE Login and Messaging API) and to find the documentation that you need. Here, we'll take you through some of the key changes to the site.

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# LINE Developers console

Console top

The new and improved "LINE Developers console" makes it easier to create and manage your channels. You can login to the console to register a developer account, create a provider, and create channels for Messaging API and LINE Login.

If you have created channels on the LINE Business Center (discontinued on September 21, 2017), you'll be able to see and manage the channels from the LINE Developers console. Note that "Enterprises" on the LINE Business Center are called "Providers" on the LINE Developers console.

When creating a new Messaging API channel, you no longer need to go to the "Messaging API Settings" page of LINE@ Manager to enable API features and configure settings. Those settings are now available on the "Channel settings" page of the console. However, you will still need to use LINE@ Manager if you want to configure a rich menu and account page for your bot.

For information on how to create new channels for LINE Login and Messaging API, see the links below.

# Homepage and product overviews

We've overhauled our homepage and have made it easier to access the console, documentation, and news. We've also added product overview pages for LINE Login and Messaging API to the site.

# Documentation updates

We have updated our documentation structure, integrated our API reference docs into the site, and revised our existing documentation.

# Structure

Our documentation is now organized into the categories listed below, each with their own sidebars. You can also easily browse the documentation available from the Documentation overview page.

  • LINE Login
  • Messaging API
  • LINE SDK for iOS
  • LINE SDK for Android
  • Social API

In addition, you can find the links to the LINE Social Plugins and LINE Notify websites.

# Reference documentation

Our API and SDK reference documentation has been updated and integrated into the site. The existing reference documentation at https://devdocs.line.me will no longer be updated and discontinued in around one month. For the latest reference information, please use the new pages below.

# New and updated documentation

We have added various new articles for the Messaging API and have made updates to various other documents. Check out some of the new and updated articles below.

# Enterprise documentation

Our existing enterprise-facing content (Business Connect, mission stickers, link messages) has been separated from our public-facing content. If you are a partner and require access to the enterprise documentation, please contact your LINE representative for information.

# FAQ

We have a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) section where you can find answers to questions about LINE Login and Messaging API. Note that the questions from the line-bot-faq GitHub repository have been integrated into the FAQ section.

# Conclusion

We will continue to make improvements to the LINE Developers site and our developer documentation to make it easier for you to develop apps using our products.

If you want to keep up-to-date with our latest developments, add the LINE Developers official account as a friend on LINE using the QR code or the button below.

LINE Developers account QR code

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Changes to the LINE Developers site

To our valued partner developers, we have updated the LINE Developers site due to the release of the Business Center and BOT API.

Changes:

  • Arranged sections based on features or APIs
  • Sections now only contain APIs that are related to that particular section
  • Top page has been updated
  • BOT API section has been added
  • Javascript SDK section is now called Channel Web Applications
  • Other minor fixes

FAQ page published

We published a FAQ page today. This page lists frequently asked questions about the LINE platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.

LINE Developers Site Update

We are happy to announce a design update to the LINE Developers site.

This update contains improvements to the look and feel of the site. We have made changes to the layout and have added a new search feature where you can search for information using keywords. Other than the overall layout, there have been no changes made to the Channel Management page.

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.