The next version of Yahoo Messenger app has been launched in the form of a unique video chat facility that promises to make you feel like your friends are right there with you. The video messenger application went live few weeks ago which introduces a unique form of video texting that combines traditional text messages with video that does not include an audio feed.
Right now the application is available only in Hong Kong iTunes App Store which offers very natural form of communication where users can see each other’s reactions in real-time once they start conversations. Yahoo spokesmen says that ” we are experimenting with new product experiences that delight our users. We have nothing further to share at this time”.
Yahoo claims Livetext is not an alternative to a smartphone’s built-in mobile apps rather it is an entirely new way to stay in touch. The application also seeks to solve the problem of how to improve the demonstration our selves by not dependent on typing alone.
As per Yahoo, “The advent of the smartphones led a shift towards convenience and speed. we have gone with communicating primarily with our voices to using the fingers to text on the glass”. This free application uses either a WiFi or cellular connection and focused on one on one messaging but not group chats.
Unlike Skype, Viber or FaceTime, Livetext does not support video calling. The app also offers user profiles which include a Livetext ID and it can help you find friends based on your address book on your phone.