LINE teams up with FC Barcelona

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 12 2013 12:16 PM | Updated as of Sep 16 2013 05:42 PM

A sticker of FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is now available on LINE. Courtesy of LINE Philippines

MANILA, Philippines - With the soccer leagues abroad on international break, mobile messaging application LINE gives Filipino fans of FC Barcelona something to talk about.

LINE has officially signed a partnership with world-renowned soccer club FC Barcelona in an effort to further increase its users.

Fans of the world-renowned soccer club can now access club updates, news, photos and videos by adding the team's official account as a friend.

Users will also be able to download LINE exclusive stickers featuring several players from FC Barcelona, including recent signed Neymar da Silva Santos Junior and current FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.

With soccer already growing in steady popularity in the Philippines, the collaboration of FC Barcelona with LINE, which is already a popular app among Filipinos as well, will only boost the sport and the team more, said LINE in a statement.

The characters will also appear in LINE's family applications, such as LINE GAME and LINE camera, as well as an original brand room of LINE PLAY.

LINE is available for download for free on the iTunes App Store, Google's Play Store, BlackBerry's App World, as well as for Windows and Mac OS X platforms.