Tag Archive: Allo’s

You’ll soon be able to use Allo’s web client independent of your phone

Is this too little too late for Allo?

In Google’s neverending quest to create the perfect messaging service, Allo is one of its most interesting attempts. There’s a lot that Allo gets right, but at the same time, there are features that are totally absent that you can find in Hangouts and Google Voice.

Allo finally got a web client last August, and while this was a step forward, it has one big caveat — you need  [Read More…]

Android Messages picks up Allo’s Smart Replies feature

Smart Replies, one of Google Allo’s most notable features, is now finding a new home in Android Messages.

Although Google Allo may not have a user base as large as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, it has some of my favorite features of any messaging platform – one of which is Smart Replies. Smart Replies are those little bubbles under your Allo conversations that let you send off automated responses with just the tap of a button, and they’re now  [Read More…]

Allo’s next trick: Turning your selfies into emoji

The new features takes advantage of Google’s machine learning abilities to make a set of stickers based on your face.

Feel like your feelings could better be expressed through emoji that look like you? Well, you’re in luck if you’re an Allo user. The latest update comes with a feature that turns your selfie into a reusable sticker.

The feature was announced in an official Google blog, and then confirmed in an  [Read More…]

Allo’s best chance of beating WhatsApp in India depends on Google Assistant

Google is betting on native Hindi support for Google Assistant as a way to tackle India’s ubiquitous messaging service.

At its second annual “Google for India” event, Google launched several new features and services targeted at getting the next billion users online. Allo was prominently featured at the event, with Google stating that it is working on adding native Hindi support for Google Assistant by the end of the year.

The AI-driven Google Assistant is in  [Read More…]

Allo’s end-to-end encryption will be powered by Open Whisper Systems Signal Protocol

The end-to-end encryption that will be found in Google’s upcoming messaging app Allo will be powered by Open Whisper Systems Signal Protocol. Conversations that are held in Incognito mode will be fully encrypted, and disappear once you exit Incognito.

Very little was said during the original announcement about how the end-to-end encryption would work, or who Google partnered with to provide the security. From Open Whisper Systems announcement:

We’re excited to partner with Google on the private  [Read More…]