As it continues to expand its own ecosystem, Amazon may have a new messaging app on the horizon. According to a new report from AFTVnews, Amazon is working a messaging app called Anytime that carries a strong focus on group communication.
The report explains that Anytime will have standard messaging features such as encryption, video support, audio support, and stickers. Amazon says users will be able “encrypt important messages” at a higher level of security, while voice call and audio call will also presumably be private and secure.
How Amazon plans to differentiate, however, is with group messaging, as it will have no dependence on phone numbers. Instead, everything is handled with usernames and Twitter-like replies. To add a new member to a group message, all you have to do is @ mention them.