LINE plays Santa, grants your wish for kids

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Add @linesanta_2013_en as friend and submit your wish for children around the world until December 15. If selected, your wish will be granted by LINE in 2014.

MANILA, Philippines – Do you have a Christmas wish for the kids out there?

LINE Corporation, the owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, may just grant that.

Through its global charity project – called LINE Santa Claus – it is inviting 300 million users to submit wishes under the theme “Building a Brighter Tomorrow for our Children” when the account’s ON AIR feature is activated. 

Wishes will be open for submission at noon on Friday, December 13, to 11:59 pm of December 15 (GMT+9).

The number of wishes that will be granted has yet to be determined, but LINE said the selected ones will be announced on Christmas Day.

LINE will then work on making these wishes a reality in 2014. Updates will be posted on the LINE official account, as well as on their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“We further wish to enrich the communication of people around world, and decided to add something to LINE that lets people make a tangible contribution to this cause. To that end, we are asking all of our users around the world to give us their thoughts on what we should provide the children that will be the future of our world,” said Akira Morikawa, CEO of LINE Corporation.

The LINE Santa Claus account supports 7 languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Spanish, and Thai. 

How to participate

1. Add the LINE Santa Claus official account as a friend.

2. Using the official account’s ON AIR feature, message LINE Santa Claus your wish, reason for the wish, and your nationality in text form. 

The LINE team may contact users who have submitted wishes to confirm the details of their wishes.


How to add LINE Santa Claus on the LINE mobile app

1. From the More tab, go to Official Accounts > New Official Accounts or find the account in its category.

2. From the More tab, go to Add Friends > Search by ID, and input the LINE ID “@linesanta_2013_en”. Add the account from the search results.

About LINE Corporation

LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones.

Since launching in June 2011, the app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 60 countries.

It offers free one-to-one and group messaging, as well as free domestic and international voice and video calls. It also includes a wide array of social elements such as fun and expressive stickers, a personal Home, a Timeline, and numerous LINE family apps, including LINE games and LINE camera. Visit their website for more information. 

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