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Move over Facebook: Amazon is working on a rival messaging app called Anytime

  • Users can message, share videos and photos and use filters, the report says
  • Amazon has already begun surveying customers to find out what they want
  • Users will be able to reach other people by typing in their name
  • The service would work across desktop and mobile, Android and iPhone
  • It is unknown when or where the 'Anytime' service will be released

Amazon is working on an all-in-one messaging app in an attempt to rival services such as Facebook and Instagram, according to a new report.

The service will rival social networks by allowing users to message, share videos and photos, apply @mention tags and filters.

Dubbed 'Anytime', Amazon has already started surveying customers about what features they would most like to see in the service.

One customer suggested the survey implied the messaging service was a finished product.

The new service looks like Amazon's latest attempt to try and compete with social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

The new service looks like Amazon's latest attempt to try and compete with social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

'ANYTIME' APP?

Amazon is working on an all-in-one feature-rich service that would allow users to message, do video and photo sharing, apply @mention tags and filters, according to a new report.

The source suggests the app will allow people to do things in groups, such as play games, listen to music together and order food.

Messages will be encrypted and the service will allow users to communicate with businesses and shop.

The messaging service would work across desktop and mobile, including Android and iPhone, reports suggest.

According to the report by AFTV news, the app will allow people to do things in groups, such as play games, listen to music together and order food.

Messages will be encrypted and the service will allow users to communicate with businesses and shop.

There is no need for numbers and users will be able to reach other people by typing in their name.

The messaging service would work across desktop and mobile, including Android and iPhone, reports suggest.

It is unknown when or where the service will be released.

Amazon has been contacted for comment.

Last month it was reported that Slack, a corporate messaging and collaboration software startup, has received inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies including Amazon.com.

The all-in-one feature-rich service will allow users to message, do video and photo sharing, apply @mention tags and filters, according to a new report

The all-in-one feature-rich service will allow users to message, do video and photo sharing, apply @mention tags and filters, according to a new report

A deal could value the company at at least $9 billion ( 6.9 billion), Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

In May Amazon s Echo allowed users to place and receive calls and messages from one Alexa-enabled device to another using voice commands.

When a call is coming in, the ring around the top of the Echo will turn green and users can either accept by saying Alex answer or deny by telling the virtual assistant to ignore it.

The new rollout includes all Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon s app that gives users access to the virtual assistant on the go.

According to the report by AFTV news , Amazon has already begun surveying customers about the service to find out what they want. Pictured is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (stock)

According to the report by AFTV news , Amazon has already begun surveying customers about the service to find out what they want. Pictured is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (stock)

On its website, Amazon said: 'Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things.

'Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more.

'All hands-free – just ask.'

In May Amazon s Echo allowed users to place and receive calls and messages from one Alexa-enabled device to another using voice commands

In May Amazon s Echo allowed users to place and receive calls and messages from one Alexa-enabled device to another using voice commands

In February the Seattle-based firm released a video conferencing app called Amazon Chime.

Called Amazon Chime, the app uses on-click dialling and boasts noise-cancelling technology for clear conversations – and can be used on Windows, iOS and Android devices.

The new release is the firm's latest weapon to compete with the likes of Skype for Business, Cisco's WebEx and GoToMeeting.

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