Know All about Google’s Messaging App – Google Allo | Know What are it’s Features and How is it performing ?
Google is dominant by Nature. This is actually result of lack of competition. When it comes to Search Engines, Google is God for most of us. However, there are various platforms where Google still has to compete. Twitter & Facebook control Social Media, Google+ still lacks much user interest. Similarly, Whatsapp is the King of Messengers. But recently Google launched it’s very Own messenger, Google Allo. This article is dedicated to find out what Google Allo App has to Offer? Is it Worthy ? Can it Complete Whatsapp?
Google Messaging App “Allo” Launched
Google Allo was released on 21st September 2016. There was a lot of excitement prior to the launch. People knew that any Google launch is a big event and there will be something exciting to watch. Google also didn’t let the expectations of the people down. Google Allo Messenger is no doubt a different type of Messenger. Quite different than anything we have seen till date.
Many people loved this messenger however many claimed that It’s not better than Whatsapp.
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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