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Amazon may be working on a new messaging service called 'Anytime'
You’re probably tired of seeing new messaging apps attempting to break onto the scene, but it seems that retail behemoth Amazon may also try its hand at such a service — and it could put all other messaging apps to shame.
The company has been surveying users to see what is important to them in a messaging app, and a couple of images have leaked suggesting that a new service is in the works and potentially very close to release. Known as Anytime, the app could supposedly handle SMS, video calling, voice calls, stickers, games, photos, and oh, so much more. The leaked images suggest that this may be the end-all app for those looking for all of these services bundled together, and it would be hard to ignore if this actually hits the market.
Something important to note about this new app is its apparent ability to add anyone at all, with no special numbers or tags needed. We’re not exactly sure how Amazon would go about this, but if it works it could vastly improve the biggest barrier most messaging apps face: active users.
The leaked images suggest this app can do everything Allo, Duo, Slack, Facebook Messenger, and even your SMS app can do all in one place, which makes it incredibly intriguing for those tired of using a variety of services.
Would you trust Amazon with a messaging service? They’ve previously enabled messaging and calls through their Alexa app, and already offer a communication service called Chime for enterprise users.