Amazon, Souq.com 'building Whatsapp-style messaging app'

E-commerce giant said to be working with Silicon Valley tech firm to create app

Teams from Amazon, which acquired the UAE’s Souq.com earlier this year, are reportedly building messaging app to rival Whatsapp and Messenger.

Amazon is understood to be working with a Silicon Valley technology firm to create the new messaging service, which – if launched in the Middle East – could also rival the messaging app said to be under development by Noon.com founder Mohamed Alabbar.

Amazon’s app is called Anytime, according to reports from technology media this week. It has a focus on messaging, photo sharing and voice and video calls, and users can apply filters to pictures and videos.

Amazon has already begun surveying customers about the new service to gather feedback about which features are...Read more...

Source: arabianbusiness.com