Messaging apps are pretty popular these days. Some of the most popular cross-platform messaging apps are from Facebook, Google, and Apple. There are countless other companies in the mobile messaging arena as well.
Well, another big name is entering the ring. According to a new report, Amazon is working on its own cross-platform messaging app.
It looks like Amazon is working on an app called Anytime that it will release for Android, iOS, and desktop users. It will be a cross-platform messaging app. But how will it set itself apart? We don’t know. It will offer encryption, voice and video call functionality, sticks, easier group chats, and more.
No doubt Amazon will want to integrate its core business with the app in some way. It may be that the app will allow users to chat with businesses for customer service and even for shopping. Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa may also be integrated in some way. There is no official statement from Amazon yet, so we will have to wait and see how this all unfolds. The Echo devices have already received calling functionality so it makes sense for Amazon to get into the world of text messaging. Stay tuned for more news.