Hello .This is Shiho.
Today’s topic is “Basic knowledge of LINE ID! How to set, change, or delete LINE ID”
“LINE ID” is your identification on LINE.
Adding your friends to your friends list will be easily done with LINE ID.
On the other hand, the methods to set, change, or delete LINE ID can be difficult for some users.
So today, I will go through FAQs about LINE ID.
Setting a LINE ID (How to create)
For LINE ID you can use up to 20 half-width alphanumeric characters as well as these 3 symbols.-_.
If you use the same ID as your Email address or SNS, a possibility to get spams will increase.
However, a complicated ID will lead to wrong input.
Let’s create your ID carefully since it cannot be changed or deleted once set.
Tap “User ID” from “More”>“Settings>“Profile”
If LINE ID is already set, you cannot tap “User ID”, and your ID is displayed.
Enter the ID you want to use and tap “Check”
As LINE does not allow duplicates of the same ID, try setting a different one if another user has already taken that ID.
When cannot I search for someone by LINE ID?
You can search for someone by LINE ID only when the person has LINE ID.
If you cannot find someone by LINE ID even though the person told you his/her ID, conceivable reason is only one.
The case is when he/she unticked “Allow Others to Add by ID” (from “More”>“Settings>“Privacy”).
Alternative ways to add someone to your friends list are
- Use “Shake it!” if the person is near you
- Tick “Auto Add Friends” if you registered the person’s phone number to your phonebook
- Ask the person to send “QR Code” to you if he/she is far from you and you do not know the phone number
Can I change my LINE ID?
Again, LINE IDs cannot be changed or deleted once set.
If you wish to do so, you will need to delete your LINE account and create a new one.
By deleting your account, all of your purchased stickers and Coins, phone number registered to LINE, friends and groups list, and chat history will be deleted.
If you want to change your LINE ID because of too many spams, tick “Filter Messages” from “More”>“Settings>“Privacy”.
When the function is activated, all messages sent by non-friends will be rejected.
How to check your friend’s LINE ID
You cannot check someone’s LINE ID.
The only way to know someone’s LINE ID is to ask the person.
In other words, your LINE ID will only be disclosed if you do so yourself.
How to tell B’s LINE ID to A on LINE
There are no ways to tell someone’s LINE ID to someone else.
If you cannot find someone’s ID anyhow, use “Contact Info” function from chat room to share contact info.
With “Contact Info” function, you can add someone to your friends list even you do not know the person’s LINE ID or phone number.
However, note that telling someone’s contact info to someone else without approval might bring troubles.
Open “Chats” on LINE
Go to the chat room of the person you want to send someone’s contact info to
Tap “+” on the left bottom, and tap “Contact Info”
Tick the person who you want contact detail of
This is how to share someone’s contact info with someone else on chat room.
Tap the icon to add to your friends list.