Google's Allo messaging app for Android and iOS wants to be your helpful assistant.
Easy to set up: Allo is tied to your phone number. During setup, Allo will ask to confirm your number and get approval on a few permissions.
A chatty assistant: Allo gives you access to what Google calls a Preview Edition of Google Assistant. It provides contextual help based on the contents of your chat, such as flight times or movie screening. You can add @google to a group conversation for assistance, or carry on a one-on-one conversation by selecting Google Assistant from your Contacts list. To get an idea of what the assistant can do, ask "What can you do?"
Smart replies: Over time Allo learns your messaging style so it can suggest appropriate responses to text and photos, much like the contextual smart replies in Google's Inbox.
Message history: By default, Messages are stored on Google's servers until you delete them from your own device. Messages are encrypted between your phone and Google's servers. You can search through all your messages or search within a single conversation.
Incognito mode: If, however, you don't want any messages saved, choose Incognito mode, which offers end-to-end encryption and removes messages from the server at the end of a chat session.
Expressive tools: Add stickers to chats, or, through built-in photo tools, doodle or add text to images. You can increase or decrease the size of a word or phrase to signify that you're whispering or screaming.
Confusing collection of messaging apps: Google says Hangouts will still be the go-to messaging app for businesses for videoconferencing. Duo will work for one-to-one video chat. And for general SMS, Google's Messenger is the default app. So that's now four Google-branded messaging apps you may have to juggle, in addition to those from Facebook, Apple, and others.
Looking to stand out in a crowded messaging field, Allo takes advantage of Google's strength in artificial intelligence to help you have smart and entertaining conversations with friends.
Introducing Google Allo, a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, doodles, and HUGE emojis & text. Allo brings you the Google Assistant, preview edition.Ã?Â
Respond to messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply learns over time and suggests responses to text and photos, in your style.
Get creative with the photos you send by doodling on them or adding text.
Say it all with the perfect sticker. Stickers in Google Allo are designed by independent artists and studios from around the world.
SHOUT or whisper
No more typing in ALL CAPS to get your point across. Say it louder or quieter by changing the size of your text with a quick swipe.
Meet your personal Google Assistant
Google Allo brings you the Google Assistant, preview edition. Find restaurants nearby, share videos to watch, and get answers, right in your conversation with friends. Add @google to your group conversation or chat one-on-one with your Assistant. It's your own personal Google, always ready to help.
Send messages with end-to-end encryption, use private notifications to help keep your chats more discreet, and control how long your messages stick around with expiring chats.
(The Google Assistant and Smart Reply are only available in English at this time)
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Google Assistant Very smart idea where they can during the conversation to ask Google for a restaurant or the result of a football match or anything else without having to go to a Google search , This can be used in groups nicely
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