Yahoo Livetext Video Chat Android App Review

| August 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

Yahoo Livetext is about live video texting minus sound. It is Yahoo’s attempt to bring a more natural element into the conversation, something that is fast getting lost while communicating primarily with your voices to using our fingers to text on glass. You can get Yahoo Livetext – Video Chat app for free.


Yahoo Livetext app for Android essentially goes back to the basics, by putting your words and your friend’s real-time reactions at the center of your interaction. It transforms simple conversations into rich, fun, and memorable experiences. For once, you’ll realize that you don’t need sound for that. In a way, you can look at Yahoo Livetext app as Skype without sound. The videos in Yahoo Livetext app for Android can only be shared one-to-one. In other words, there can’t be any groups. You have the option to add text on top of the video to give a context. You can add friends from your contact list or using their Livetext ID. As soon as you tap on a friend’s name, you are on camera, and your friend will receive a notification that you’d started a chat and are typing for them. You then wait for him/her to join the chat, and when they eventually do, a bar appears on top of the screen showing that the video is now live. The typed messages look much like Snapchat. But here the text is typed on top of the video.

Yahoo Livetext Video Chat Android App

You can use your phone’s either camera to capture videos. Unlike Snapchat, you don’t have to keep your finger pressed down on the screen to record videos. On the flip side, the app’s keyboard occupies half of the screen. So you’ll be left with little space to move the little circle that shows your face. Performance wise, the app is slick and responsive. Yahoo Livetext app requires Android OS 4.1 and up.


Often texting is the easiest way to communicate. But it lacks nuance and sometimes might lead to misunderstandings. But with Yahoo Livetext – Video Chat app for Android, the accompanying video conveys the right message, leaving no room for assumptions. The app is pretty easy to use. The UI is well designed. The controls are intuitive at best. It is a pity that Yahoo Livetext app does not allow to have groups. Overall, an app with a fresh concept: live video texting without sound. Check it out if you’re game to trying it out.

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  1. Rhonda Maynard says:

    I am looking for some apps to be able to download some free music and my phone is a touch screen through straight talk. But i cant seem to find any.

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