Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Amazon appears to be readying the launch of its own messaging app

Amazon appears to be readying the launch of its own 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.

The e-commerce giant Amazon is, allegedly, readying its new messaging service called Anytime.

Dubbed "Anytime", Amazon has already started surveying customers about what features they would most like to see in the service. It will allow people to do a world of activities with just their username as identity.

Amazon is preparing the launch of a new messaging app in a bid to open more lines of communication with consumers. Share your views with us in the comments.

Amazon hasn't revealed a launch date for the app yet.

Users will be able to use GIFs, stickers and emojis. Amazon's personal assistant Alexa may also be integrated in some way. Reportedly rivaling Facebook Messenger, Amazon Anytime will feature much of the same features as others, but with encryption, for good measure.

While certain corners of the software arena have been, well, cornered by a single big name, there are others in which there is choice aplenty.

Amazon has proven itself to be a risky competitor when the company moves into key technological areas. Some of the popular instant messaging services apart from WhatsApp are Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, Skype, Viber, iMessage, Google Allo, Hike, WeChat (China) and Telegram. That could change with Anything, but all depends on how Amazon plans to market the product. Many companies are even integrating bots into their messaging apps, to give them new capabilities like accepting payments.

The main goal of Anytime will be messaging, which you can fulfill either via text messages or via calls, in both voice and video formats.

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