A new day, a new app from Google. Today Google officially released its brand new messaging app called Allo. In a statement on their official blog, Google stated –
“Today, we’re releasing Google Allo, a new smart messaging app for Android and iOS that helps you say more and do more right in your chats. Google Allo can help you make plans, find information, and express yourself more easily in chat. And the more you use it, the more it improves over time.”
Google is hoping that having Allo heavily integrated with Google now “the personal assistant developed by Google” will pay off significantly in the heavily saturated messaging app market.
Allo features not only predictive texting, but also suggestive texting they are calling “Smart Reply”; this will enable users to respond to questions or pictures in the chat by simply tapping on a suggested word or phrase the application deems appropriate for the context. Emojis and stickers will also be available for use in Allo, which should please Snapchat and Telegram users.
User privacy has been a well discussed topic of late, and Google obviously not wanting to be left behind, has integrated end to end encryption for this application, but only in “Incognito mode”