LINE copies Snapchat and adds Stories feature to timeline

Anne Freier

In Mobile Advertising. May 20, 2019

Snapchat’s Stories format is undoubtedly among one of the favourites to be copied by social networks and app developers. Following Facebook and Instagram, messaging app LINE has now added the Story concept among its features.

According to a blog post,LINE users will be able to post Stories to their profiles using photos, videos and texts. Posts will appear after 24 hours as is customary with the Stories concept.

Stories are accessible from withinLINE’s timeline by tapping the camera icon. Once posted, users can check to see who viewed a Story by tapping the profile icon.

Stories insights remain only visible to the owner of the post.

Furthermore, users can disable sharing of profile updates to Stories by unticking “share to story”.

LINE added that it will continue to evolve the format over the coming months.

However,LINE is not the only major app adding the Stories format. Music app Spotify is also getting ready to add Stories to its features. According to Android Police, the company confirmed that it was allowing musicians to share content via a Story-like feature addition called Storyline. The feature is still in the early stages and being extensively tested before a wider roll-out.

Snapchat first debuted the format back in 2013. In 2016, Facebook began to introduce Stories across its own social networks.