Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Industry | By Faith Ward

Now, Amazon eyes messaging app

Now, Amazon eyes messaging app

According to a report from AFTV News, Amazon is working on a stand-alone chat app dubbed Anytime and has even began surveying its customers.

The report also mentioned that the app will lay focus on messaging, voice and video calls (both individual and group), media sharing with access to photo and video filters. It is also claimed that Anytime will keep chats private and give users the option to encrypt important messages.

This messaging app will let users chat with friends, enjoy videos and play games at the same time just like Facebook. It hence appears to be an all-in-one feature rich service that has potential to rival even big social networks.

It seems that Amazon wants to dig its heels in messaging apps and have something of their own.

However, it's still not entirely clear how the app will work.

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In May Amazon's Echo allowed users to place and receive calls and messages from one Alexa-enabled device to another using voice commands.

Further, coming as it does from Amazon, there, of course, will be built-in support for an ordering of stuff from the in-house retail channel in the most convenient manner.

'Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. Users can also choose to have their messages encrypted so that sensitive data cannot be accessed externally. Some of the popular instant messaging services apart from WhatsApp are Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, Skype, Viber, iMessage, Google Allo, Hike, WeChat (China) and Telegram.

Messaging apps are nowadays playing a vital role in communication.

But there is one new example of users willing to abandon a service for a better choice, and that's with Snapchat users switching to Instagram. But it looks like Amazon could be preparing their own messaging service, called 'Anytime by Amazon'.

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