Now, Amazon eyes messaging app
Employees of Amazon India are seen behind a glass bearing the company's logo inside its office in Bengaluru, India Photograph: (WION Web Team)
Amazon appears to be setting its sight on the messaging app space. The new service called 'Anytime' will run on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart watches.
The app will let people chat with text, filtered photos, and videos. Besides these, it will also allow its users to play games, order food, shop and listen to music. It is designed to hold business interactions too.
According to AFTV News, the company has conducted surveys about the new app. The source has published screenshots showing the Anytime app, its features, and feedback from a user.
The app will be different from the regular messaging apps as it will connect to people even without their phone numbers.
“Reach all your friends just using their name. No numbers needed,” was mentioned in the survey.
However, according to Techcrunch, one of the survey pages shared by AFTV contains a typo. It reads “Keep chats private and encrypt important messages".
It could be Amazon's typo. But the company did not respond to Techcrunch's question asking about the same.
Amazon possibly working on new stand-alone messaging app called Anytime https://t.co/X8zPUqZLqB— AFTVnews (@AFTVnews) July 13, 2017