Yahoo LiveText hopes blending video and texting will make for more authentic conversations

Yahoo has officially announced LiveText, its new messaging app that blends text messaging and live-streaming video to create more memorable experiences. The app was originally soft-launched in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Ireland, and is now available in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and France.

LiveText centers on real-time conversation, letting you actually see the reactions of your friends over live video to the messages you type. Video is silent, so you'll need to rely on typed messages in order to communicate.

From Yahoo:

Yahoo Livetext puts your words and your friend's real-time reactions at the center of your conversation. Whether you're watching Avicii DJ at the Creamfields Festival, at Venice Beach or taking in the view from the Eiffel Tower, you can spontaneously connect with the people you care about and invite them to experience moments with you. Your friend's goofy look or giant smile, even her eye roll or silent sigh, suddenly become a part of your conversation. Simple conversations are transformed into vivid, authentic and memorable experiences that you can share anytime.

Yahoo LiveText is now available to download from the Google Play Store. You can check out a short video of the app in action below.

Source: Yahoo

Joseph Keller