Amazon is Reportedly Working on a Social-Messaging App Called Anytime

July 18, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Tech behemoth Amazon is reportedly involved with the working of a new messaging app. Called Anytime, this new app is now being developed by keeping user interests on top of everything else.

According to AFTV News, Amazon is reportedly conducting a survey based on its new app to fetch the feedback of users on some of the features that would be incorporated in the app. There’s no info on how the final product would be like.

As per the report, Anytime will be all-in-one feature rich service that would also up the game by bringing in social networking elements inside. This could make way for Amazon launching a social-networking based messaging application, similar to the likes of countless number of apps that are available today in the market.

Messaging will be the key emphasis, while features like video and voice calls will also be honed alongside. Photo sharing will be present with features like filters that can be applied over images and videos. Stickers and GIFs are also expected to be present onboard. Alongside, Anytime will also have @mention features to make the conversations more social.

As with other features, Anytime is also expected to bring in games. Apart from personal conversations, Anytime will also include business conversations with inclusion of options like product orders and reservations. Encryption is also expected to be present, with the app expected to show up in mobile devices as well as desktops.

Indeed, the news has to be taken with a grain of salt, as there is no info out except for the survey details. But Amazon do owns the expertise. They have recently introduced a video conferencing app for its business users via the new app Chime. Voice and messaging features were also added to its Alexa-equipped devices more recently, which could now be interpreted as signals of Amazon’s entry into personal messaging space.

If that’s the case, then it would be a major blow for other platforms including Facebook and Google, recalling the way they took over the AI speaker market that was followed by the ongoing AI tussle in smartphones.

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