Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Testing A Messaging App Called Anytime

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Testing A Messaging App Called Anytime

Now, Amazon eyes messaging app

The mega retailer has been surveying customers about this new messaging service, according to images shared by AFTVnews, and it's been teasing several features that Anytime could offer. 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.

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.

The users will apparently be able to connect with their friends by simply searching them for their names and without the need of phone numbers. And it seems that the retail giant made a decision to go for a feature rich all-in-one app that can rival existing social networks.

You're probably exhausted of seeing new messaging apps attempting to break onto the scene, but it seems that retail behemoth Amazon may also try its hand at such a service - and it could put all other messaging apps to shame. Amazon did not confirm to Techcrunch.com that it's working on this service. It's important that Amazon's Anytime app is not an overkill and retains the focus on the essentials.

Amazon is aiming to move in on the turf of Apple and others with a new all-in-one messaging app called Anytime.

Messaging apps are in vogue these days.

The Facebook-owned messaging app now lets its army of loyal fans send documents of any type during chats.

In February the Seattle-based firm released a video conferencing app called Amazon Chime.

The new rollout includes all Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon's app that gives users access to the virtual assistant on the go. Before you debate on whether another messaging app is needed or not.

'Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. A leaked promotional teaser for the service indicates that it will also feature picture sharing.

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