ICQ vs Line


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ICQ
ICQ is an instant messaging computer program. ICQ features include sending text messages, offline support, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory. ICQ alternatives for business are: Slack, Hipachat, Microsoft Teams
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Line
Mobile messenger app with various stickers and free voice & video call over 3G/4G & Wi-Fi.
Comparing ICQ vs Line is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Line has better video than ICQ



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like ICQ has more user-friendly interface than Line because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Line is more popular than ICQ

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Messenger Line introduced bots (in 2016)
- Messenger Line now allows to create group calls with up to 200 friends (in 2016)
- Messenger Line adds end-to-end encryption (in 2015)
- Messenger Line intoruced Launcher app for Android (in 2015)
- Messenger Line launches business version (in 2015)
- Line acquired online payment service WebPay (in 2015)

Looks like Line was recently more active than ICQ (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which ICQ and Line meet head to head:

2016 - Messenger Line introduced bots to catch up with ICQ


Line has enabled developers to create bots for its messaging up. Line is initially capping things with just 10,000 ‘trial’ bots open on a first come, first serve basis. Bots will be limited to 50 friends — or 50 accounts that they serve — which is further proof that this is a very much a test before a wider rollout. There’s nothing much to speak of right now for end users, but with the tech now in the hands of developers, we could see the first Line bots roll out soon. Facebook is also expected to open its Messenger platform for bots at its F8 event next week.