Google Allo is the latest instant chatting app introduced by Google. It was announced at Google I/O on May 18, 2016 and launched on September 21, 2016. The app is available on Android and iOS. Google Allo instant messaging app from the search giant power by the new Google Assistant, will start going live for users across the world. Messaging has come a long way for Google which has gone from GTalk to G-chat to Hangouts via Google Wave and Buzz.
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This app is also based on Phone Number like WhatsApp. Signing into Google Allo is simple like on Google Duo. All you need is a phone number, and yes you can sync your Google account with this as well — recommended if you’re planning to use the Google Assistant feature. Google Assistant exists as a separate chat conversation where you can post some requests directly.
Google Allo Features:
Smart Reply: Allo’s “Smart reply” function uses Google’s machine learning technology to suggest a reply to the last message, which can be selected from a few options. The feature also analyses images sent to the user in order to suggest responses. Similar to the smart reply feature seen in Google’s Inbox app, it learns from the user’s behavior to adapt its suggestions over time.
Incognito Mode: Incognito mode is an optional mode that includes expiring chats, private notifications, and end-to-end encryption. The encryption uses Open Whisper Systems’ Signal Protocol, already used in the Signal app.
Whisper Shout: “Whisper Shout” allows the user to increase or decrease the size of a message to represent volume.
Google Assistance: This is one of the current apps that supports Google Assistant, a conversational virtual assistant.