Facebook just got the final part of the approval it needs to purchase popular messaging app WhatsApp, and now according to a recent report,Google is working on a new Google messaging app.
The difference between the new Google messaging app and the company’s current apps and services, is that you will apparently not have to log in with a Google account to use the app.
Apps like Google+, Gmail and the Google Play Store require you to login with a Google account in order to use them, Google will apparently start testing this new messaging app in India next year.
Google is obviously looking to compete with Facebook in terms of messaging, when Facebook takes over WhatsApp, it will own one of the largest messaging apps, as at the last count WhatsApp has more than 600 million active users.
Whether Google will be able to release a new messaging application that people actually want to use remains to be seen, the fact that you will not be forced to login with a Google account, could help them grow the app.
Source Digital Trends