Google Allo Review

Social messaging platforms hold very important positions in our daily life. There are lot number app already existed like whatsapp, Facebook messenger, telegram, i message, hike and so on. Last two weeks ago search giant google introduce it`s own new app in it`s category with some cool new features which others don`t have. What it is and does this new app stand against other very famous app like whatsapp and telegram, lets check out!

Google release its WhatsApp competitor Google Allo couple of week back with its AI algorithm named Google assistant, which makes fame around this app.Even before its public release, the app had a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, now got 4.2 and after a week of availability, Allo had already reached 5 million downloads.

Google Assistant

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Allo’s unique feature Google Assistant, which basically a bot. You can chat with that; it uses Google’s search database to answer yours queries make this awesome. For example, If you can type, “hotel nearby?” and it will shows popular hotels near you. Even you can ask it to show your latest emails, translate foreign phrase, look up airfare prices and other common queries. And also, you can play games with it too.

Smart Reply

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Smart Replies, are generic responses that pop up above the keyboard help you to chat easily, for example if your friend ask “are you free tomorrow”, it shows ” yes” “maybe” ” not sure”. Smart Replies aren’t limited to text either. When you send over a photo, Allo can recognize the subject matter and call up responses to images, too

Incognito Mode

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And then next, Incognito Mode, which we found it in browser to stop storing out chat history, it`s very good if you really bother about your privacy or make a secret chat, basically you’ll get end-to-end encryption.You can set time limit for your chat, after that it will automatically deleted from the conversion

Doodle maker

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Next interesting feature I found within this app is ability to annotate and doodle on images before you send to your friends! We don`t need any third party app to make this fun, you can make it easily within the chat 🙂 .

Stickers

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Similar to other messaging app rather than WhatsApp Google Allo packed with stickers. Some awesome stickers pre-added and you can download more which you wish!

Let’s talk about Demerits of this app,

Demerits

As early said about Incognito Mode, which gives end-to-end encryption only available when you enter this mode, rest the conversation are not encrypted as WhatsApp. Rival platform like WhatsApp, telegram allows you to share not only photos but also other stuffs like documents. But still Google Allo can`t do this right now  😦

Bottom Line

Yet it`s an initial release, we may expect lot more in upcoming update. In my opinion if google can incorporate all its service like, drive, Gmail, map, duo within it, it will become great platform against others. Recent tweet from google developer shows most requested features from users shows Google concern about user feedback and if it does then we may expect more powerful allo in near future Bye the way checkout the most requested feature from users to allo developers:

  • Assistant features
  • Desktop app
  • Duo integration
  • File sharing
  • Quick Reply
  • SMS
  • Themes
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