Amazon Working on New Messaging App

FILE – Amazon.com’s logo is seen at Amazon Japan’s office building in Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

July 16, 2017

OAN Newsroom

Amazon is said to be working on a new messaging app going head-to-head with competitors like Facebook and Snapchat.

The service will reportedly be called ‘Anytime’ and will run on both smartphones and desktop computers.

A leaked feature list claims the app will allow users to reach their friends with just their name, no phone number needed.

It will also include high-quality video and voice-calling, as well as message encryption.

Amazon has yet to announce when the service will launch.

  • barskii

    Looks like the A-Z company, will own the Word “Anytime”, anytime now?
    If you look at “their logo”, you will see the arrow from A to Z and on.
    Amazon Anytime “AA” – if they shorten it up to “AA”
    (“AA” there might be a lawsuit from the AA)
    don’t want to tic off the drunks that don’t drink at the AA.

  • Tango Uniform

    Exactly how many messaging apps does one planet need?

    • barskii

      how many people are upon Earth?

  • R A.

    Who cares? I just use the telephone if I need to contact someone.

    • thejim

      Neanderthal.

    • thejim

      Oh, by the way; I am kidding. I’m much the same.

    • turnipweed

      Luddite

  • American Insurgency

    We don’t need it and we don’t want it.

  • FlamingLimousineLiberal

    Just what the world does not need….yet another messaging app. This is like the 90s when instant messaging apps were popping up everywhere. There’s no interoperability between platforms just walledgardens.

    • turnipweed

      Amazon’s thinking is, there are already millions of registered Amazon users to exploit. Yea, you can bet we’ll be getting ads on the messaging system.

      The only thing I like about Amazon is the reviews. If I want to order something, I go to Amazon, check the reviews, then order from eBay. (cheaper, faster and free shipping, and usually no state tax)

      • FlamingLimousineLiberal

        I have been with Amazon since 1999, but “another” messaging (aka data mining) app is not worth it for me.