Getting started with the Messaging API

To start building a bot using the Messaging API, you must first create a channel on the LINE Developers console.

What's a channel?

To use the LINE platform, your application must be linked to a channel. When a channel is created, a unique channel ID is issued to identify the channel. Channels must have a name, description, and icon image.

Creating a channel

Step 1: Log in to the console

Log in to the LINE Developers console with the email address and password of your LINE account.

Note: If you do not have a LINE account with a registered email address, download the LINE app, then go to Settings > Account to register your email address.

Log in to console

LINE Login dialog

Step 2: Register as a developer (only on first login)

Enter your name and email address to create a developer account on the LINE Developers console.

Developer registration

Step 3: Create a new provider

Enter a name for the provider. The provider is the entity that offers your app. For example, you can use your own name or the name of your company.

Create a provider

Step 4: Create a channel

Enter the required information for your channel.

Create a channel

Step 5: Confirm

Confirm that your channel was created.

Console home

Next steps

You have now created a channel for your bot. Next, configure your channel to build your own bot or to deploy a sample bot.