If there is one feature that the messaging app Line is known for, it would be its stickers. The sticker store is constantly updated with new stickers and is used by companies to help market movies and television shows and even music by releasing stickers in its likeness, like Avengers-related stickers, Psy-themed stickers, and so on.
Line has recently announced that they have updated their Android app with a new feature called Sticons. Just in case the name wasn’t obvious enough, Sticons are basically a combination of both stickers and icons. They can be used in regular text messages within the apps (as pictured above), but when sent individually, their size increases to resemble that of a sticker.
Unfortunately this update appears to be available only for Android first while an iPhone version is being worked on. At the moment there are over 1,000 different Sticons to choose from in five different categories: faces, animals, symbols, sports, and vehicles. It is unclear if just like its stickers feature, Line has plans to open up a market for its Sticons where additional Sticons can be purchased for a small fee.
In any case if you’d like to check out Sticons and the Line messenger app, it is free for download and you can head on over to the Google Play store for the download.