Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Amazon surveys customers about 'Anytime' messaging service

Amazon surveys customers about 'Anytime' messaging service

Inc. wants a slice of the consumer messaging market, at least according to a report published late last week.

Given that Facebook is dominating the messaging market space with Messenger and WhatsApp, it would be tough for a newcomer like Amazon to take off with the Anytime app.

Users would be able to call - both vial audio and video - to other individuals or groups, contact businesses to order products or make reservations.

As per a report by aftvnews Amazon is working on a standalone messaging app Anytime and now surveying customers about a new messaging service to gauge which features are most important to users. The service will also have video special effects and masks, photo filters, and even activities such as ordering food, playing games, and listening to music.

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Amazon also recently added voice calling and messaging features to its AI-powered Alexa virtual assistant devices. According to the survey, it will allow people to connect with other with out knowing the phone number unlike other messaging apps like WhatsApp and Viber. It's unclear what that means exactly, but it could mean the app hooks into existing social networks and other messaging services.

If at all Amazon decides to launch it in India, then I am sure it is going to have UPI integrated into its system.

"Reach all your friends just using their name".

Rumors will be put to rest as soon as Amazon releases an official confirmation and beta of this app. As few months back it launched an App Chime, similar to Skype for video conferencing.

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