It seems that everyone wants to make more messaging apps instead of making the current ones better (looking at you, Google). Now Amazon has jumped on-board too, with rumors that it’s working on a messaging app called Amazon Anytime.
The news comes from customers who said that Amazon has surveyed them about some potential features. From a screenshot from the survey, it looks like Amazon wants to rival Whatsapp and Facebook’s Messenger.
The app includes messaging, encryption (but no specifics about end-to-end), mobile and desktop versions, games, and filters. It also says that you’ll be able to “reach all your friends just using their name” without any phone numbers. Again, there are no specifics on this point but I assume they’re going to pull from existing networks.
This being Amazon, they’re put in shopping and likely Amazon Prime videos and music abilities too. In my opinion, this is a much better arrangement than Facebook Messenger’s more-intrusive ad experience, particularly for Prime members like me.
Amazon announced nothing of the launch date or its current progress, but expect it anytime in the near future.
Source: AFTV News
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