This Messaging App Might be Amazon’s Next Big Thing


Days after their 3rd successful annual Prime Day sale, reports have surfaced that Amazon might be working towards a new messaging app called Anytime.

According to a report from AFTV News, the ecommerce titan has begun surveying customers to know about the features that they’d wish to see in the new app, which is being speculated to be a standalone messaging app.

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.

In addition to that, users will be able to send stickers, GIFs, mention other users with ‘@’ and play games. Users will also be able to order products or make reservation directly from inside the messaging app.

In light of growing paranoia surrounding privacy and surveillance, it has also been pointed out in the report Amazon’s Anytime messaging app will be secured and encrypted and will be accessible on desktop and mobile devices.

Amazon’s Anytime might just be social networking’s next big thing.

After becoming one of the most preferred online shopping destinations across the globe, Amazon has also put a firm step into the online video streaming industry with Amazon Prime Videos.

Earlier this year, Amazon had also launched its video conferencing app, Chime, for its business users – competing with the likes of Skype for Business.

And now it seems that the company is ready to venture into the world which is dominated by Facebook services such as WhatsApp and Messenger.

Amazon was recently ranked as one of the worst companies when it comes to handling user data in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) yearly review titled ‘Who has your back’.

If this is anything to go by, Amazon will need to work really hard before they can turn their speculated Anytime messaging app into a success in reality.

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