Google Launched “Allo”, A Smart Messaging App – Here is All that you need to know about it
Google knew the value of messengers from the very beginning. However, with the time,the platforms to use these apps changed significantly. As you know, Google was very much interested in buying Whatsapp which went into the hands of Facebook. After this deal, many websites wrote articles saying that Google is preparing to launch its very own messenger app for Smartphones.
Google Messaging App “Allo” Launched
At the I/O 2016 Google announced the launch of not one but two messaging apps names – Allo and Duo. In simple words, Allo is a text based messaging app while Duo is a video- calling app. This particular article is focused on the “Allo” app only.
On 18th of May 2016, Google publicly provided information regarding the Launch of these two apps. Allo is being seen as direct competitor to Whatsapp. But Allo needs to have some extraordinary and user loving features because Whatsapp already has some cool set of features.
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Allo is a smart messaging app which focuses on making the conversations easier and more expressive. You can connect with your contacts easily as it based on the phone number of the user
Here is the Launch Event Video – Demo
In this Video, Erik Kay the Engineering Director @ Google Launches the apps and explains their working. You will also see the demo in the video, so don’t miss
Features of Allo Messaging App –
Smart Reply – Now, you can respond to the messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply is an inbuilt feature of Allo that learns overtime. It watches your activities and based on them it shows suggestions related to the reply. It understands the typing habits of the user and responds according to that. Apart from understanding and giving suggestions related to text messages, Smart reply is capable of working with photos.
So, if your friend sends you any picture, Smart reply gives you suggestions based on the picture. Example – Imagine your friend sending you a picture of him eating a Pizza. The Smart reply will recognize and give suggestions like “yummm… I love Pizza”.
Google Assistant – Using the “Google Assistant” feature you can do lot more. You can ask for details of the flight or hotel. All this can be done within the app itself. There are no specific keywords for the interaction. Google assistant is smart enough to understand natural language patterns, so just ask like you are talking to a friend.
Example – Typing, “Where is the hotel i booked located” will return the location of the hotel.
Incognito Mode – If you use Google Chrome frequently, you know what Incognito mode is ! Allo app consists of this Incognito mode too. Chat within the Incognito mode will have end to end encryption and discreet notifications. The incognito chats have a expiration time so the messages disappear after some time
Whisper and Shout – These two features are included in the app. A “shout” will make the text appear large while “whisper” makes it small.
Add Text to Photos – Users can add text to the photos sent of the Allo App !
As Google is using the power of its search capabilities into messaging. This is a great concept and the might attract lots of people.
Here are some of the images you should See –
Google Assistant in Action –
This is how Smart reply will Work –
Source of Images – Googleblog
Expectation from Allo –
Google Allo Seems full of new and interesting features. With the power of Search within the app, this app can attract lot of smartphone users. And who knows it can get more downloads than whatsapp 😀 . I know it’s too early to say that but i am just saying. I loved the features and can’t wait to get my hands on the app.
Right now, there is “Pre-register” option available. So, once the app will be launched those who pre-register will be notified. If you are interested, get registered.
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