Amazon works on stand-alone messaging app

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Testing A Messaging App Called Anytime

The retail company, which has already expanded well beyond this field, has already started asking customers on what they look for in a messaging app. Reports suggest this app might be nearly ready, and it will be called Anytime. Amazon has spent some time carrying out multiple surveys from customers to find out what more the company can bring. This essentially means that either you'll have to choose a username or you'll be connecting on the app from other social media like Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. Amazon Anytime is said to have basic functions such as text messaging, voice calls and videos calls, but the way in which you message someone is a little different to some of its rivals.

The stand-alone messaging app also provides for tasks that can be done in groups, like playing games, listening to music, and ordering food.

The app will also allow you to talk directly with businesses, which could be Amazon's way of monetizing the service. In the image, Amazon has referred to @mentions feature that allows faster photo sharing and video chat while group messaging. Dubbed as "Amazon Anytime" it's expected to give WhatsApp, a run for the money.

There can also be options to personalise your chats by adding color codes to conversations or giving nicknames to friends.

Image AFTV News
Image AFTV News

The users will apparently be able to connect with their friends by simply searching them for their names and without the need of phone numbers. Moreover, a very important feature of it will be the ability to share photos and videos with your contacts.

According to AFTV News, the company has conducted surveys about the new app.

If successful, there's also plenty of advertising opportunity there, as Facebook has found with its Messenger service. There is no any plans from Amazon to launch this app in this year. It isn't clear how it might be tied to your Amazon shopping profile, if at all.

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