Yahoo’s New Livetext Messenger Combines Video and Texting

Yahoo is taking another stab at messaging with a new mobile messenger app called Livetext. The app, which will be available for download for Android and iOS starting Thursday, combines short video clips without sound with text messages. “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,” said Yahoo’s senior product management director Arjun Sethi in a blog post.