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We did report earlier this week that Yahoo could launch a new messenger app soon and the official announcement has come through just now, the new messenger app is called Yahoo Livetext and the company says that it’s a whole new way to connect with friends and family. It brings together the convenience of texting with the intimacy of video but without the audio, and this is where the app stands out.

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Basically Yahoo Livetext is a new application for one-to-one live video texting, it will be available for iPhone and Android. The company says that it wanted to create a new way to communicate that blends texting and live video so that users’ experiences feel more spontaneous and real.

Yahoo says that the app is non-intrusive, real-time and quick “yet also fleeting, just like real-life conversations.” That’s why the app puts users’ words and real-time reactions at the center of the conversation.

Since there’s no audio involved users don’t have to be in a place where they can chat, you text and get to see the other person’s reaction in real-time.

Yahoo Livetext is now being rolled out globally starting with Hong Kong, Ireland and Taiwan. Tomorrow the free app will be available in the App Store and Google Play Store for users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Germany.

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