According to a report from The Information, Yahoo will launch a new mobile messaging app combining elements of Skype, Snapchat and Meerkat.
The supposed app could be the successor to the internet giant's outdated Messenger platform.
Citing an anonymous source with experience of the project, the website describes a new app "blending aspects of live video apps like Meerkat, YouNow, and Skype and the recorded video messages popularized by Snapchat." This would make the new app a composite of some of the most popular and innovative messaging apps of the moment.
Microsoft's Skype is still a reference in the sector, with support for IM, file transfers, voice calls (free between users, or at low rates to land and mobile lines worldwide), and video conferencing.
Snapchat lets users send photos and videos that are permanently deleted shortly after being opened.
Meerkat, like Twitter's Periscope, allows users to communicate via live video streams. The mobile app lets users stream video content directly from their phone's camera with a single click. Meerkat has been used to broadcast live streams.