Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Google Allo

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Google Allo
Google Allo

Google Allo is an instant messaging mobile app developed by Google. It was announced at Google I/O on May 18, 2016 and launched on September 21, 2016.

This 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.

Here are some main features in Google Allo

1. Smart Reply

Allo’s “Smart reply” function uses Google’s machine learning technology to suggest a reply to the last message, which can be selected from a few options. The feature also analyses images sent to the user in order to suggest responses. Similar to the smart reply feature seen in Google’s Inbox app, it learns from the user’s behaviour to adapt its suggestions over time.

Respond to messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply learns over time and suggests responses to text and photos, in your style.

2. Ink

Google allo ink
Google allo ink

Get creative with the photos you send by doodling on them or adding text.

3. Stickers

Stickers in Google Allo

Say it all with the perfect sticker. Stickers in Google Allo are designed by independent artists and studios from around the world.

4. 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.

“Whisper Shout” allows the user to increase or decrease the size of a message to represent volume.

5. Meet your personal Google Assistant

Google Assistant
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.

6. Incognito mode

Incognito mode is an optional mode that includes expiring chats, private notifications, and end-to-end encryption. The encryption uses Open Whisper Systems’ Signal Protocol, already used in the Signal app.

The app is available on Android and iOS.

Note: The Google Assistant and Smart Reply are only available in English at this time