Amazon appears to be readying the launch of its own messaging app

17 July, 2017, 20:44 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
  • Now Amazon eyes messaging app

The online retailer is working on a new messaging app called Anytime, AFTV News is reporting, citing documents it obtained about the service.

Amazon is reportedly developing a messaging service app similar in style to popular apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, according to a new report from AFTVnews.

Of course it will have the usual messaging, video and voice calls, which are standards for any messaging app.

The app will also let users reach their friends, without a phone number, using just their name. Like Snapchat and other messaging apps, there will be filters and masks offered, and users will be able to share their location, order food together and even split the check using Anytime.

Amazon might soon join the line of tech giants with their own messaging apps. Chime was loved by many and many people switched to Chime, due to new features leaving Skype behind.

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The site also uploaded an image about Amazon's expected platform. Since it is going to be a product by Amazon, it is also have the marketplace built right into the app, along with Amazon Pay. It is also focussing on ensuring that privacy of the users who are using this app are safeguarded and is going to bolster all the necessary locks to make a hack proof app says the survey notes.

The main objective of Anytime will be messaging, which you can fulfill either via text messages or via calls, in both voice and video formats.

The app could come with GIFs, stickers and emojis support which is common in nearly every popular chat app.

Messages will be encrypted to provide private conversations - a feature in Facebook-owned Whatsapp that has been heavily criticised by Prime Minister Theresa May in the government's efforts to crack down on crime and tackle terrorism.

If Amazon really has to kill it, then it has to think about getting into the mindset of customers.

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