The upcoming version of Yahoo’s Messenger app has been released and is being described as a video chat facility which guarantees you will feel like your friends are there with you.
The Yahoo Livetext – Video Messenger app went live this month and introduced a new type of video texting which combines regular text messages which video that doesn’t include any audio feed.
This app, only available in the iTunes App Store in Hong Kong currently, offers a more natural way to communicate where users are able to see the reactions of the people they are messaging in real time once they start the conversation.
A spokesperson from Yahoo said that they were experimenting with this new product experience which may delight users.
Yahoo says that Livetext isn’t an alternative to the built-in mobile apps of the smartphone but is a new way altogether for people to keep in touch.
The app also tries solving the problem of expressing ourselves better since it doesn’t only rely on typing.
The introduction of smartphones pushed the world towards speed and convenience when it came to messaging. We have now started communicating using our fingers instead of our voices. They believe that the solution here is to go right back to communicating with voice. The app puts your words as well as the real-time reactions of your friend’s right in the middle of your interaction. Audio is no longer part of this equation as it isn’t very convenient in the fast paced world of today.
This free app can use Wi-Fi or a data connection & is focused mostly on one-on-one messaging and not group chats.
Unlike Viber, FaceTime or Skype, Livetext doesn’t support video calling either. The app gives users a profile which comes with a Livetext ID & can even help you find people that are using it from the address book of your phone.
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