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Yahoo Livetext All That And The Kitchen Sink


Connecting with friends and family is important to all of us and there are a plethora of ways to make those connections. Phone calls, text messaging, Google Hangouts, Facetime, WhatsApp and a host of other services that keep us close to those most important to us. Now Yahoo wants to help you connect in a whole different way with Yahoo Livetext. This new service combines video chat and texting in one app but eliminates the audio from the conversation. You’re also able to overlay emojis and other graphics on your message and interact in different ways.


Connecting with your friends should be spontaneous, convenient and memorable – but also fleeting, just like a real-life conversation. So today, we’re introducing Yahoo Livetext – a new way to communicate that blends the immediacy, simplicity and ease of texting with the expressiveness of video, without the audio. 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. We think you’re really going to love it.

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.

The messaging space is fairly crowded at the moment so it will be interesting to see if Yahoo can make this work and if users will embrace it.

What do you think of Yahoo Livetext? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  Source: Yahoo

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