Amazon is reportedly working on a new dedicated messaging app for iOS and Android called ‘Anytime’.
AFTVNews reports that Amazon has begun surveying customers about the app to gauge which features are most important to them. One customer said the survey seemed to suggest the app was a ready product.
Based on the images I’ve been provided, Anytime by Amazon seems to be an all-in-one feature rich service that could even rival social networks. 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.” Anytime will also provide tasks that can be done in groups, like playing games, listening to music, and ordering food.
A messaging app would be a logical step for Amazon following the launch of Chime, a video and audio meeting solution for businesses, and an update to the Alexa app which brought support for calling and messaging Echo devices and Alexa app users.
According to the images below, the app will support encryption, groups, @mentions, GIFs, stickers, and emojis, filters, gaming, new ways to hang out, and more.
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