We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Mon 26 Aug 2019 10:52 AM

Font Size

- Aa +

Video: UAE's new internet calling app YzerChat 'could replace social networks'

Cloud-based messaging app YzerChat launched in the UAE.

The app offers voice and video calls, texts and group chats as well as automatic translation into 17 languages, from Arabic and French to Chinese, with further plans to take the number of languages to 25 by the end of 2020.

Dubai business tycoon, Balvinder Singh Sahni (Abu Sabah), partner and co-CEO of Yzer Group, said: “I see this as an opportunity that will be a key driver in bringing people and businesses closer. This application has every chance to become the most popular means of communication globally.”

Yzer is already listed on Du website and is available for download on Android and iOS app stores.

Du customers can subscribe to the service for AED50 per month or AED5 per day packages, although home wifi users will be charged AED100 per month.

The Yzer messenger does not share any personal information of users with any third-party entities and can be operated by users from all over the world.

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services were blocked in the UAE in December 2017 by both Etisalat and du, who warned that the services, most of which are free of charge, did not meet the country’s licensing requirements.

The blocking of services caused social media uproar by UAE residents, leading Etisalat to launch a new calling plan just two weeks later, which allows customers to use two VoIP apps C’Me and BOTIM for both iOS and Android devices.

(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)