Amazon to develop its own messaging app

Amazon to develop its own mobile messaging app

It appears as though Amazon wants a piece of the action and is working on their own stand-alone messaging app called Anytime.

As if the likes of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Wechat and such aren't enough, we could soon be tempted with another messaging app from Amazon.

AFTV News claims that Amazon's messaging app will only be successful if plenty of other services agree to enter into a partnership with it. Stay tuned for more news. The focus seems to be messaging, including voice and video calls, but there's also mention of photo sharing with @mentions, as well as filters for photos and video with "special effects and masks". The virtual voice assistant Alexa is also one of Amazon's creations which has become very popular.

The leaked images suggest this app can do everything Allo, Duo, Slack, Facebook Messenger, and even your SMS app can do all in one place, which makes it incredibly intriguing for those exhausted of using a variety of services. Users may also be allowed to color code conversations, listen to music in groups and share their location as well. Add the emojis, GIFs and stickers to make it more interesting. The fact that Amazon created these graphics and details and also put Anytime in a survey shows that the company is at least interested in getting into the messaging game, though. Things though are still being worked out with Amazon letting only a select group of users to test the app.




But in addition to competing against big rivals, the companies are also challenged by small startups, like Signal and others, which try to attract users with their encrypted services that make it hard for law enforcement to see what they're sending to others.

Amazon released Chime, a communication service for enterprise users, earlier this year.

But the idea of Amazon entering the consumer messaging market is not far-fetched.

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