Yahoo launched a unique video chat facility that promises to make you “feel like your friends are right there with you”.
Yahoo Livetext Video Messenger app that rolled out earlier this month introduces a unique form of video texting that combines traditional text messages with videos that does not include an audio feed. The Live Text messenger is just the next step to turning a smart phone into a live television, just that it is silent with texting.
However one should not confuse Livetext with other video calling apps. Unlike Skype, Viber or FaceTime, Livetext doesn’t yet support video calling. Instead, one user would begin texting a friend and then when the message’s recipient entered the chat session, you would immediately see them.
Right now, the app is available only in the Hong Kong iTunes App Store, is yet to be available in Android and Indian iOS devices. The app seeks to offer a more natural form of communication where users can see each others reactions in real-time once they start conversations. The app is a free one, requires Wi Fi or 3G/4G LTE connection.
Also, the app offers to create user profiles which include a Livetext ID which can help you find friends based on your address book on your phone, further, the group chats are not available only one-to-one person Livetexting is allowed.