Amazon Allegedly Working on Messaging App for iOS and Android Called 'Anytime'


Amazon has begun surveying customers to understand what feature of messaging services are most important to them.

Amazon dominates the online retail space, and its Alexa-powered Echo speaker has also seen considerable success.

As it continues to expand its own ecosystem, Amazon may have a new messaging app on the horizon.

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Anytime messaging app claimed to keep chats private with message encryption and will allow users to chat with businesses, make reservations and allow users to shop, the report added. 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. This messaging app is going to integrate basic features like messaging, video, voice, shopping, etc.

Amazon's survey says that users could sign up for Anytime using a name rather than a phone number. In other words, Facebook's Messenger, Apple's iMessage and other such related apps is set to receive a major competition. The app which the Amazon is working on will be secure and encrypted and would work on PCs and smartphones. There is no any plans from Amazon to launch this app in this year. Amazon has spent some time carrying out multiple surveys from customers to find out what more the company can bring. However, it's not at all surprising to hear that the company might be making a messaging app of its own. As few months back it launched an App Chime, similar to Skype for video conferencing.