What is Google Allo?

What is Google Allo?

Google Allo is a messaging app which will compete with the likes of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and iMessage. The main difference is that Allo comes with some machine learning built in, courtesy of Google Assistant, the company’s virtual assistant.


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Google Allo Features:

  • Smart Reply: The app will learn your communication style and be able to suggest responses accordingly. It’s programmed to suggest responses to both text and photos, so you can keep the conversation going with minimal typing.
  • Ink: Simply, this feature allows you make creative additions to photos before sending them.
  • Whisper Shout: Instead of typing in all caps to make yourself loud and clear, you can quickly change the size of your text with a swipe.
  • Stickers: Independent artists and studios from around the world have designed exclusive stickers for use in chats.
  • Incognito Mode: In addition to offering end-to-end encryption, while in this mode you can also set your messages to expire after a certain amount of time. Private notifications can also be turned on to prevent people from eavesdropping on your chats.

Allo isn’t a Hangouts replacement but its own standalone app, with amazing features like some machine learning built in, courtesy of Google Assistant, the company’s virtual assistant. 

You can download the Android app from Google Play Store here