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There is a new messenger app in town, and by town, I mean Hong Kong. Yahoo just released a new iPhone app that is intended to get users send “silent” live videos.

Livetext lets you chat by video. But this is no “normal” video app – you will have to write to communicate your thoughts.

That means people will see you, but the will not be able to hear you. They will only see what you write.

I managed to download the app from the Hong Kong App Store (I obviously had to open an account with a fake direction and phone number).

Yahoo Livetext

Once you open the app you will be asked to provide a phone number. Introduce it to get a four-digit code, one that will be needed to confirm your phone.

On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter a 4 letter nickname and a photograph. Both details are needed to proceed.

Livetext access to your agenda (with your permission) and suggests people that have the app installed. As I do not have any, that was as far as I could get.

Yahoo says Livetext does not support conference calls. It is supposed to offer a “personal experience”.  It will also be “free forever”, and uses Wi-Fi and 3G connections.

Reading this, what do you think all Yahoo’s new messenger service? Should the search giant bring it to other countries rather than just Hong Kong?

Here is the link to LiveText on the Hong Kong App Store. It requires iOS 8 or later. Please, let me know in the comment section below.