UPDATE: Livetext now available in the US app store
As we reported earlier, Yahoo’s new messaging app Livetext was being tested outside the US promising to come to the US app store soon.
Yahoo announced today availability in the US, UK, Canada along with Germany and France tomorrow.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been testing Yahoo Livetext in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Ireland, and we’re really excited about what we’ve heard from our community so far. Starting tomorrow, we’ll be releasing Yahoo Livetext in five new countries – U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany and France.
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A no sound video, this new app is not a Skype or FaceTime equivalent. It’s a one to one communication with a video accompaniment. Your conversation takes place in text with a realtime video-view of your chat partner and their surroundings.
The app will be available in the App Store and Google Play Store tomorrow. I for one will be anxious to try out this innovative approach to messaging.