Glossary for the Messaging API

Beacon banner

Banner that appears at the top of the friends or chats screen of a user's LINE app when the user is detected by a beacon. For more information, see Beacon banner.

Business Connect

Service for enterprise customers for integrating existing systems with the LINE Platform and APIs.

Buttons template message

Template message which contains an image, title, description text, and multiple action buttons. For more information, see Buttons template.

Template message which contains multiple columns with an image, title, description text, and multiple action buttons that users can scroll through. For more information, see Carousel template.

Channel

A type of account created on the LINE Developers console which lets you link and integrate your applications with the LINE Platform.

Channel access token

Token used to call the Messaging API. Channel access tokens can be issued from the console.

LINE Developers console

Management tool on the LINE Developers site where you can create and manage your channels and providers.

Channel ID

Unique identifier of a channel. You can find this value on the "Channel settings" page on the LINE Developers console.

Channel secret

Signature key of a channel. You can find this value on the "Channel settings" page on the LINE Developers console.

Confirm template message

Template message which has two action buttons. For more information, see Confirm template.

Developer Trial plan

Free plan for the Messaging API which lets you send push messages to users who have added your bot as a friend. Limited to up to 50 friends. Note: This plan is only available in certain regions.

Group

A type of chat with one or more users. LINE users can create groups with a specified name and invite their friend to join. For more information, see Group.

Template message which contains multiple columns with an image that users can scroll through. For more information see Image carousel template.

Imagemap message

Message with an image which can contain multiple links corresponding to different areas of the image. For more information, see Imagemap messages.

LINE Beacon

Feature which lets your bot receive notifications through webhooks when a connected LINE user enters or leaves the range of to a beacon. For more information, see Using beacons.

LINE@ account

LINE account that is created for your bot when you use the Messaging API. LINE@ accounts can be managed through the LINE@ Manager. For more information, see LINE@.

LINE@ Manager

Management tool where you can manage and configure your LINE@ accounts. You can use the LINE@ Manager to create a rich menu, create an account page, and send broadcast messages to your account's friends.

LINE API Expert

Program that recognizes and supports developers who actively participate in the LINE developer community and promote LINE API products. For more information, see LINE API Expert.

LINE Bot SDK

Development kit which includes libraries, tools, and samples to make it easier for you to start developing bot applications using the Messaging API. For more information, see LINE Bot SDKs.

LINE official account

Searchable LINE account for businesses or celebrities. For more information, see LINE official account.

LINE Platform

Platform for integrating LINE services for third party application developers.

LINE Simple Beacon

LINE Simple Beacon is a specification for beacon hardware for LINE bot developers. For more information, see LINE Simple Beacon.

Message that includes a thumbnail image and link. Note that this feature is only available to enterprise users. For more information, see Using link messages.

Official Accounts Terms Of Use

Agreement users must accept to interact with a bot (includes any type of LINE@ or official account). This agreement appears when a user interacts with a bot for the first time. For more information, see User consent.

Reply message

Message that can only be sent after a user-generated event such as when a user sends your bot a message or adds your bot as a friend. A reply token is required for sending reply messages. For more information, see Send reply message.

Room

A LINE chat with 2 or more LINE users where users can freely add other users to the chat. For more information, see Room.

Provider

Entity that offers the app for your channel. You must create a provider on the LINE Developers console to create channels. For example, you can use your own name or the name of your company or business as the provider.

Push message

Message that your bot can send to a user at any time. Note that push messages are limited to certain LINE@ plans. For more information, see Send push message and Send multicast messages.

Status message

Message which appears on a user’s LINE profile. Users can use this message to share their thoughts and feelings with friends on LINE.

Template message

Message with a predefined layout that you can customize. Template messages make it easier for users to interact with bots. Template message types include buttons, confirm, carousel, and image carousel templates. For more information, see Template messages.

Timeline

Space in the LINE app where a user can view posts by friends or other accounts.

User ID

Unique identifier for users. Note that the user ID is only unique to an individual provider. The same LINE user will have a different user ID for different providers.

Webhook URL

Server endpoint URL of your bot application that receives requests from the LINE Platform when a webhook is triggered. Webhook events are triggered when a user interacts with your bot.