To enable users to express their feelings more accurately when chatting, LINE has recently launched a new feature that converts text into graphics. When users are chatting and type words like “haha,” “angry” or “crap,” a corresponding sticker will pop up, enabling the user to tell their story through images, making communication more interesting.
Instant messaging software LINE, with its lively, lovable stickers, has always been a success in Taiwan, and with this recent addition to its features it has cultivated many fiercely loyal customers. Also, the original Cony, Moon and Brown characters have become even more like stars, and a range of tie-ins are selling like hotcakes. At the end of October, LINE opened its first Line Friends Store specialist outlet in Taiwan in the Song Gao branch of the Breeze Center in Taipei.
(Liberty Times, translated by Paul Cooper)
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1. corresponding adj.
相對應的 (xiang1 dui4 ying4 de5)
例: Please select the most appropriate answer, and tick the corresponding box.
2. instant messaging adj.
即時通訊 (ji2 shi2 tong1 xun4)
例: There are many kinds of instant messaging software available, each with their own features
3. tie-in n. phr.
周邊商品 (zhou1 bian1 shang1 pin3)
例: When I was a kid, I would collect the movie tie-ins of my favorite films.
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