Yahoo Introduces Livetext, A Video Messaging App Without Any Audio

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 2.03.06 PMSkype, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Viber, and Facebook Messenger are just a few of the many messaging services available to consumers. That list grew by one today with the unveiling of Livetext from Yahoo.

The company announced its foray into the messaging services realm with its new service that let users communicate via audioless video and text messages.

“We see video as a way to make your conversations more authentic, and we see text as a way to connect that’s quick and non-intrusive,” Arjun Sethi, Senior Director of Product Management, said in the announcement.

At first glance, Livetext appears to heavily resemble Snapchat – with full-sized photos and overlaid text – minus the option to include audio in videos and the self-destructive messages.

Livetext, which the company tested in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Ireland earlier this year, will be live in the U.S., Canada, Germany, U.K. and France starting tomorrow.

People can download the app for devices using both iOS and Android systems.

Yahoo Livetext – A New Way to Connect [Yahoo]

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