JSON API for LINE

You can make many kinds of HTTP requests for your bot to analyze your backend and send responses.

To be specific, you can run:

  1. Create dynamic messages

  2. Execute “postbacks”

  3. Obtain and set up user arguments (coming soon)

  4. Redirecting to other messages (coming soon)

Response reference

We will parse the JSON response and send a message to the customer based on the response. For more information, please visit https://developers.line.biz/en/reference/messaging-api/

Sending Text

The response below will send text to a customer.

{
"messages": [
{
"type": "text",
"text": "Welcome to the smartest bot building tool ever —— YOCTOL.AI"
},
{
"type": "text",
"text": "what kind of bot do you want to build?"
}
]
}

Sending Image

Image formats of JPG are supported as messages from JSON requests.

{
"messages": [
{
"type": "image",
"originalContentUrl": "https://example.com/original.jpg",
"previewImageUrl": "https://example.com/preview.jpg"
}
]
}

Sending Video

The following response is an example of using a video as message. Currently, LINE only supports MP4 files with size less than 10MB and time less than 1 minute.

{
"messages": [
{
"type": "video",
"originalContentUrl": "https://example.com/original.mp4",
"previewImageUrl": "https://example.com/preview.jpg"
}
]
}

Sending Voice Messages

The following response will send a voice message file. Currently, LINE only supports memo files with size less than 10MB, less than 1 minute and extensions of M4A.

{
"messages": [
{
"attachment": {
"type": "audio",
"payload": {
"url": "https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/mp3/bachfugue.mp3"
}
}
}
]

Sending Sticker

The following response will send a sticker.

{
"messages": [
{
"type": "sticker",
"packageId": "1",
"stickerId": "1"
}
]
}

Sending Buttons

The following response will send a button template. You can manually set up the actions for each button, for example prompting to another website. For more usages of buttons, visit https://developers.line.biz/en/reference/messaging-api/#buttons

{
"messages": [
{
"type": "template",
"altText": "This is a buttons template",
"template": {
"type": "buttons",
"thumbnailImageUrl": "https://example.com/bot/images/image.jpg",
"imageAspectRatio": "rectangle",
"imageSize": "cover",
"imageBackgroundColor": "#FFFFFF",
"title": "Menu",
"text": "Please select",
"defaultAction": {
"type": "uri",
"label": "View detail",
"uri": "http://example.com/page/123"
},
"actions": [
{
"type": "postback",
"label": "Buy",
"data": "action=buy&itemid=123"
},
{
"type": "postback",
"label": "Add to cart",
"data": "action=add&itemid=123"
},
{
"type": "uri",
"label": "View detail",
"uri": "http://example.com/page/123"
}
]
}
}
]
}

You can also send special buttons for actions, such as open camera.

{
"messages": [
{
"type": "template",
"altText": "This is a buttons template",
"template": {
"type": "buttons",
"text": "Please select",
"actions": [
{
"type": "camera",
"label": "Camera"
},
{
"type": "cameraRoll",
"label": "Camera roll"
}
]
}
}
]
}

Sending Quick Reply

The following response provides text with quick reply buttons.

{
"messages": [
{
"type": "text",
"text": "Did you enjoy the last game of the CF Rockets?",
"quickReply": {
"items": [
{
"type": "action",
"action": {
"type": "cameraRoll",
"label": "Send photo"
}
},
{
"type": "action",
"action": {
"type": "camera",
"label": "Open camera"
}
}
]
}
}
]
}