Rumors of yet another messaging app being sold pinned Naver’s LINE app to Japanese phone carrier, SoftBank. The app maker denied the claim yesterday, and today announced that it’s adding several new features, including LINE Creator Market, set to launch this April. Creator will allow artistic types to sell their own sticker creations on a dedicated market and split the earnings fifty-fifty.
Stickers have been all the rage on messaging services for some time — and now Japanese chat app Line is taking the sticker craze to a new level by letting all of its 360 million registered users sell their original stickers on its Web store. The Line Creators Market, a brand new platform launched today, will only start accepting submissions from April onwards. It is free for all users to register on the Line Creators Market. Creators can sell sets of 40 stickers at 100 yen (about $1) per set once the graphics are approved by Line, and they will receive 50 percent of the proceeds.