Amazon could be building a messaging app called Anytime, report suggests

Phillip Butler
July 17, 2017

Now, with the latest reports, Amazon appears to be venturing into the messaging space, as it is expected to take on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger with a new app called Anytime.

According to AFTV News, Amazon has begun surveying customers about the new messaging service to gauge which features are most important them. It reads "Keep chats private and encrypt important messages".

Those possible features range from reaching friends using their name rather than phone number, the ability to order food and split bills in a group chat, challenge friends to games, and video chat with masks and filters.

The username will be the core element of the Amazon Anytime app as it will allow individuals to connect to each other.

There are tons of messaging apps available on the Google Play Store and you sometimes use multiple ones, but apparently we still need even more to choose from. Anytime will also support @mentions, group chats, allow you to make free "high-quality voice and video calls".

Amazon's personal assistant Alexa may also be integrated in some shape or form.

So far, Amazon has not made any official comments on rumours related to Anytime messaging app.

Amazon had unveiled Chime, a messaging and videoconferencing platform for enterprise users earlier this year along with the introduction of voice calling and messaging features for Alexa-powered devices. Maybe you use WhatsApp, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, GroupMe, Skype, Snapchat or even Signal.

Still, it remains a question what Anytime will look like, how it'll function, and most importantly, how it'll differ from other messaging platforms.

The report also talked about a music option that would let users listen to music on the app. Users can also choose to have their messages encrypted so that sensitive data cannot be accessed externally. The Amazon Anytime app is said to be launched soon.

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