As we noted in a recent article, the Voxer team has opened up its Windows Phone 8 app for consumers to hop on to the beta program and get involved to help shape the app for launch. The app is currently listed on the store, but is unavailable to those who are not signed up and been accepted for the test program. But it's not all doom and gloom as this shows it's almost here and also provides a tease to what we can all expect.

We've followed the development of the Voxer app for some time, ever since the team originally revealed plans to bring the same solution that's available on Android to Windows Phone. Should you not be familiar with what all the fuss is about, Voxer is is a VoIP client that takes calling and messaging contacts that step further.

"Voxer allows you to easily and instantly communicate with one friend or a group of friends. Friends can listen to your message while you talk, or check audio messages later. Forget about separate phone calls, voicemails, text messages and emails. With Voxer you can instantly send audio, text, photos, and share your location."

Voxer App

Looking at the feature list, which has been published on the Voxer app page, we're in for a ride indeed. Consumers will be able to enjoy free push-to-talk functionality with voice, text, photos and location messages all supported. All voice messages are recorded and can be played back at a later date. As an added bonus, group interactions is also possible. Here's the full list:

  • Enjoy free, live Walkie Talkie - PTT (Push To Talk)
  • Talk with friends on Windows Phone, Android and iPhone
  • Send voice, text, photos and location messages
  • Play messages back later - they're all recorded
  • Chat with one friend or with a group
  • Create messages even when offline
  • Get notifications for new messages
  • Avoid annoying advertisements
  • Use any connection including WiFi, 3G, 4G, EDGE
  • Play voice messages faster at 2x or 3x speed

You'll be able to download Voxer from the Windows Phone Store once the team flips the magic switch of availability. We'll be sure to update you all once the app is finally live. If you're interested in taking part in the beta program, be sure to reach out to the Voxer team for early access (see our previous coverage for more details on how to go about this). Thanks, pbroy, for the tip!

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