Yahoo Livetext for iOS– Video messenger app was launched by Yahoo. The Yahoo Livetext for iOS video messenger app is seen as new version of the Yahoo Messenger app. The Yahoo Livetext for iOS comes with video texting facility, which is a combination of traditional text messaging and video that does not includes an audio feed.
Unlike Skype, FaceTime, or Viber, Yahoo Livetext for iOS does not support video calling. The app uses WiFi or cellular data connection and focuses on one point conversation. Yahoo Livetext for iOS makes simple conversations into rich, fun and memorable experiences. The Yahoo Livetext for iOS offers user profiles with a Livetext ID, which can be used to find friends based on address book of your phone.
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According to TechCrunch, a Yahoo spokesperson said that,”We are experimenting with new product experiences that delight our users. We have nothing further to share at this time”. Yahoo also claimed that Yahoo LiveText video messenger for iOS is not an alternative to a smartphone’s built-in mobile apps rather it is an entirely new way to stay in touch.
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At the moment the Yahoo LiveText video messenger is available only on HonKong App Store. Later it will be released for other regions with minor expected modifications.
Yahoo LiveText for iOS: Key Features
Compatibility: iOS 8.0 or above, Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
One-to-One: Yahoo LiveText video messenger app for iOS is not for group messaging. It’s like you’re passing notes in class.
Text + Live Video: The LiveText video messenger for iOS supports both text messages and live video at same time.
No Calls: It doesn’t support video calling or voice calling, but you can see live video streaming without audio.
Profile Picture: You can use any image to show your friends who you are
Add friends: You can use your LiveText ID or your address book contacts to connect with friends.
“The advent of smartphones led a shift towards convenience and speed. We have gone from communicating primarily with our voices to using our fingers to text on glass. Our solution is to go back to the basics, by putting your words and your friend’s real time reactions at the centre of interaction. We have removed audio from the equation, as it’s rarely convenient in today’s fast-paced world”, said Yahoo.
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The Yahoo video messenger app LiveText for iOS can be downloaded from the store without any cost. Click to download Yahoo LiveText for iOS: download here