A few days ago, we told you that Yahoo had launched its new messaging application, called LiveText, in the Hong Kong App Store. The philosophy of this messaging application is to combine videos without audio, although with the possibility of including texts on top of it as a context. The conversations are always between individual users since, as we tell you, it does not have support for user groups.
Starting tomorrow the 30th, users from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and France will have the possibility to download LiveText on their Android and iOS devices, according to Yahoo announced at a press conference held today, joining to users in Hong Kong, Taiwn and Ireland who can already enjoy the application today.
According to Adam Cahan, Senior Vice President of Video, Design and Emerging Products:
We want to create a new way of communicating, which mixes the simplicity of text messages with the emotion and immediacy of live video, to make your experience spontaneous and real.
For his part, Arjun Sethi, Senior Director of Product Management, points out in the official statement:
We are introducing Yahoo LiveText, a new way of communicating that combines the immediacy, simplicity and ease of sending text messages with the expressiveness of video, without the audio (…) We believe that you will really love it.
In this way LiveText, which defines itself as the most natural way to have real conversations, referring to conversations in the same real life, defining them as spontaneous, convenient, memorable and fleeting, is expanding globally, where from tomorrow it will be available in five new markets. Even so, in the file that it has on Google Play it is not receiving high ratings from users, having an average rating of 3.3 out of 5. It will be necessary to see how it evolves, and above all, it remains to be known when to reach others markets.