That being said, growing the service's user base might not be as hard as one thinks. But it looks like Amazon could be preparing their own messaging service, called 'Anytime by Amazon'. According to a new report, Amazon is working on its own cross-platform messaging app. Users also could apply filters to photos and videos, send stickers and gifs to other users and play games - a set of features that basically just described Facebook Messenger among other messaging apps. It is rumoured that an app called Anytime is in the works. In other words, Facebook's Messenger, Apple's iMessage and other such related apps is set to receive a major competition.
Amazon has been putting its focus on messaging app that coordinates with its Alexa line of gadgets, and Anytime appears like the ideal administration to incorporate into the virtual aides.More news: White House reshuffles legal team as investigation gathers momentum
In addition to Anytime's standard features, it was mentioned that there would be private chats that allow users to encrypt sensitive messages such as bank details.
Messaging apps are pretty popular these days.
Tech Crunch reported news of the new app, citing a survey which included screenshots purporting to show the name and features included in the service. There is no any plans from Amazon to launch this app in this year. Amazon will take some time to make this app available for public. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise if the company suddenly drops a standalone messaging app.