At this year’s Google I/O 2016, Google announces two brand new communication apps to the world, Allo messenger, and Duo. Google’s Duo allows making free video calls to friends and families and Allo is a messaging app, as well as a Personal assistant. Google has officially released both Allo and Duo. Also, I have provided Allo APK file for Android users in my previous article to download and use, before it rolling out in your country.
In this article, I wish to share some key features of Allo messaging app. Let’s take a look about Allo Messenger below.
What is the Allo?
Allo is the Google’s AI-powered messaging app, available for both Android and iPhone. It lets you to chatting with your friends and families. You can send photos, videos, stickers, doodles, emojis and locations through the Allo Messenger. Also, it comes with Google Assistant which adding value to Allo more than a messenger. And you can also use your personal assistant when you are chatting with friend or family.
Key feature of Allo Messenger
Google’s Allo Messenger has introduced with some of the cool features such as Smart reply, adjusting the size of text within the messenger, turn photos into work of art (doodle feature), Incognito mode and much more. And Google Assistant is a significant feature of Allo messenger.
Smart reply in Allo
Allo lets you send a reply in a new way, without typing a single letter even in your style. That means it learns which words are you frequently used for the reply, Ex: “Fine or 5n”. And when you receive a message through the Allo messenger, it suggests you to related answer to reply them with text and emojis base on your personality. For instance, when your friend asks you from “How are you?” in the Allo messenger, It will show you answer with suitable words or emojis automatically such as “Good and u?”, “Good u?”, Etc. As well as it can also identify objects in a photo and it will recommend you to proper Answer to the Image with text or emoji.
You can send a large text to you friend in Allo, unlike WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram. This feature adds more meanings to your word. If you want to say something in loud, or if you want to send some important messages to your partner then you can send messages in large text. So, it could get more attention from the recipient. However, there is a feature to send Bold font in WhatsApp.
To do so, After typed your message in the text box, you must long press the send button, then you will get a movable bar at there, now you can simply slide up to make them larger, and down to smaller.
Allo’s doodle feature lets draw in your picture before you sending them to a recipient. Furthermore, you can also add text to your images like on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
By the default, Allo doesn’t support to end-to-end encrypted, like WhatsApp. However, Allo has “Incognito mode” a feature. It ensures to keep the conversation private with end-to-end encrypted.
To star a conversation in Incognito mode in Allo, you must tap the “Big circle” button at the bottom right corner of the app and select “Start Incognito mode chat.” Learn more about incognito mode from here.
Google Assistant is the notable feature of Allo messenger. Which has as many features as “Google now.” It allows users to let know current time and date, sports news, weather information, nearby events or places, Travel related information, general questions and much more.
Additionally, you can play a game within messenger as well as you can ask on Allo to tell a joke, recite a poem, find funny pictures when your bored time. And you can also access Google assistant when chatting with your friends to Find images or videos to share, get directions, and seek answers together with your friends. To do so, Just add @google at the message box and get the Google Assistant to your chatting window.
However, some mobile messengers like Facebook, Telegram, they have bot feature in its services. They let access various features in those Messengers such as sending files to the cloud, knowing weather information, apply Prisma filters to your photos, travelers to search for flights and much more, instead of Allo Google Assistant feature.
Allo: Official website
As a messenger, Allo also offers to Block a contact in messenger and turn off push notification within this service, and you can disconnect your Google account or unregister your phone number through its settings page. Moreover, If you want to save your Mobile data or Don’t you like to save photos and videos to your Gallery? Then you can also disable the function of “Automatically download photos videos” through Settings of Allo.