At this year’s Google I/O keynote announced Allo and Duo – all-new messaging and video calling apps. The Duo has been launched already and crossed 10 million downloads in just one month, as it was a video calling app. Now, it seems like the chatting app ‘Allo’ is about to go official on September 21st.
Since there is no official rollout date given for the Allo release, according to the reliable leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) has apparently revealed the fact that the messaging app will be launched this week.
As per his tweet, it says that Google will officially launch Allo on September 21st, which is a messaging app that makes conversations easier, more productive, and more expressive. Unlike Duo, Allo also uses your phone number to find other friends who are using the app. Also leans how you answer to messages, and based on that learning, it can eventually predict what kind of answers you might reply to a friend’s messages with.
The Allo app comes with Google Assistant integration and is a standalone messaging app that has Google search engine built right into it. It uses your number as your primary identification and you can optionally link your Google ID as well. With several emojis, Allo has custom stickers that were developed with the help of artists. These stickers cater to different users based on their region, like in India, UK or USA.
Another much important feature inside Allo would be the built-in search, which allows a user type @google followed by the item he/she wishes to search and Google pushes search results from the web based on that query. In fact this feature is helpful and you don;t have to leave the chat window to check out info that is relevant to that particular conversation.
Hello, Allo (launches this week).
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 18, 2016
Excited for Allo, as it looks more promising and will be interesting to see if the app has the potential to replace your major chat app. To know more about the app, from here.