LiveText from Yahoo, a rival for Snapchat and WhatsApp?

By Wayne Denner

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The Scoop
With its latest live messaging product LiveText, Yahoo is muscling in on the very popular messaging space. Aiming to provide a novel solution to the ambiguousness of texting and the need for privacy to chat, its tagline runs as ‘quick, personal, kind of fun’. But is there room for yet another messaging app? I think so. Let’s take a look at just what LiveText is all about..

Arjun Sethi, Yahoo product manger explains the aim ‘to make sure you can get into a conversation as quickly as possible.’ The app is also ephemeral, (of course) deleting your chats and video as soon as the app is closed.

While it might seem just a little strange to be using a Live Video App without sound this seems to be the USP with this new messaging app – users can exchange live video, text and emoticons – without any audio. Yup my friend it’s silent.

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Try out
On my first use of the app with my good friend Barry from Dubai’s @CyberSafetyUAE I decided to try it out while in IKEA’s cafe. Waiting. Guys you hear me. I got a few strange looks as …read more

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