Yahoo’s Livetext App Takes Daring Angle: Silent Video Chat

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On July 30th, Yahoo launched a new video chat app in the U.S. called Livetext that is interestingly lacking one key feature: sound. Senior Director of Product Management Arjun Sethi at Yahoo demonstrated their new app at a press conference in New York. The video chat feature allows users to move about and display their surroundings while simultaneously texting words and emojis superimposed over a silent video.

The main concept behind this soundless video app is the idea that typical video ...

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