It looks like Amazon might soon foray in the messaging space. According to a latest report from AFT news, Amazon is working on a standalone messaging app dubbed as Anytime. The company has already started surveying customers about the new messaging service and is asking them about most important features.
The report suggests that Anytime app will be “an all-in-one feature rich service that could even rival social networks”. In addition to the basic Amazon is promising some end-to-end encryption, the ability to work on desktop or mobile, and a way to add friends using just their name rather than phone numbers. The app will focus on messaging, voice and video calls, and photo sharing, with users able to apply filters to pictures and videos, @mention other users, use sticker and Gifs, and play games. Finally, the report adds that the Anytime messaging app will also allow users to chat with businesses, make reservations and even shop from Amazon.
Amazon already has has messaging, calling on Alexa devices however attracting users to shift to a new messaging app looks like a tough job as the messaging space is crowded with WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.