Line messenger hits 150 million users

Line, a chat-based messaging service that has been steadily growing more popular, has announced the 150 million user milestone, with those who use the service hailing from a variety of locations around the globe. Line is available in many countries, including the recently announced Latin America and Spanish markets, and was launching one month shy of a year ago.

The announcement was made earlier today in Line's Tokyo office by its President Akira Morikawa. The growth is rapid, with the company having hit the 10 million user mark during April of last year at the same time it had rolled out its availability in Europe. Because of its diverse geographical support, the messaging system supports 12 different languages.

Line is offered as a default app by Nokia on its Asha series of inexpensive phones, the result of a deal that took place back in February and helped increase the number of users partaking of the service. The company also reports on the state of their current roll outs, simply saying that the service across several locations is both expanding and "gooding well."

Line says that it has increased its push of the service to international markets, and that it expects to see growth as a result. You can see the steady climb of the company's monthly users in the image above, which features what appears to be a small Gangnam style characters and a small duck in a bow tie. The announcement also briefly mentions LINE GAME, which is said to have hit 11 million users in March.

[via Line]