The app also seeks to solve the problem of how to better express ourselves by not relying on typing alone. "The advent of smartphones led a shift towards convenience and speed. We have gone from communicating primarily with our voices to using our fingers to text on glass," said Yahoo. "Our solution is to go back to the basics, by putting your words and your friend's real-time reactions at the center of your interaction. We have removed audio from the equation, as it's rarely convenient in today's fast-paced world." The free app uses either a Wi-Fi or cellular connection and is focused on one-on-one messaging, not group chats. Unlike Skype, Viber or FaceTime, Livetext does not support video calling. The app also offers user profiles which include a Livetext ID and it can help you find friends based on your address book on your phone.