Amazon has been creating a new messaging app in secret, Inc. (AMZN) Testing A Messaging App Called Anytime

Amazon is rumored to be planning on introducing its own messaging app.

Messaging apps are widely popular and a bunch of them are already available on the market. That being said, Amazon is yet to go official on this one, and the final product might be pretty different from the survey speculations.

Anytime appears to be more ambitious product and it seems it is created to compete other messaging apps like Facebook messenger and WhatsApp.

Users will be able to "hang out" by sharing their location, listening to music, ordering food together, splitting a bill and more. Then there will also be the provision to send text and video messages though there will also be exciting filters as well that can spice up the otherwise often boring messages.

Messages will be encrypted and the service will allow users to communicate with businesses and shop. Moreover, a very important feature of it will be the ability to share photos and videos with your contacts. According to a new report, Amazon is working on its own cross-platform messaging app.

Amazon's survey says that users could sign up for Anytime using a name rather than a phone number. Amazon's personal assistant Alexa may also be integrated in some way. Echo speakers from Alexa Voice Services (AVS) are likely to be launched in India by the end of this year. This means it should come packing most features found in now available apps along with its own unique take on how users should send messages over the web.

Well, it seems pretty good that Amazon is expanding its business reach to software side also.

Last month it was reported that Slack, a corporate messaging and collaboration software startup, has received inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies including



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