WHAT IS GOOGLE ALLO ?
ALLO is Google’s most anticipated app of the year. More precisely, an instant messaging application developed by Google that allows users to deliver messages without actual typing, isn’t it will be called a smart reply ?
The app was announced at Google I/O (Google’s annual developer conference) on May 18, 2016 which was held in San Francisco and was finally launched on 21st September 2016 . Android and IOS users can download the app from the Play Store and App Store. After installing the app, Just you need your mobile number to register and can only be used on one device at a time as per registered number. Right now, there is no way to access it over the Web.
Google Allo is going to be a tough competitor for Facebook Messenger and Whats App (The top messaging apps). There is no doubt that Google always comes with something new and exciting stuffs but It will be a great fun to watch how far it survives in the market which is already being ruled by giants. Let’s have a quick close look at the features of Google Allo:
WHAT IS GOOGLE ASSISTANT ?
The most stunning thing about Allo is that it has machine learning built in i.e., Google assistant, which is company’s virtual assistant and is responsible for smart reply to the messages. Over time, it will be learning from users to make conversation easier, productive and suggestive.
With Google Assistant, you will be presented with “smart replies” which don’t flow quickly like the chats we see in other messaging apps but Google says it will be learning over time and will speed up with personalized responses that you will be using which is really cool. When you install the app for the first time it will ask for your phone number.
Once entered and verified. You will be in and meeting “Google assistant”. It offers contextual information within the chats, reply suggestions, emoji parties and much more. Assistant continuously runs in the background and is always there to assist you when needed. When you are chatting with your friends or while sharing thoughts it will adding more interesting suggestions.
FEATURES OF GOOGLE ALLO
In today’s generation, people are much busy in their life, having no or less time for friends and family. This is an added feature as you can continue your conversation with Google Assistant whenever you feel down or lonely. It just acts like your friend when you actually don’t have one. At the moment this feature is familiar but it has been presented with one step forward.
You can talk to it like asking about the weather. What’s the bear doing and much more. You can subscribe to the subscription list while talking to Google assistant. Personally, I have subscribed the news which I receive everyday at 10pm. You can even subscribe for funny videos, news, quotes, sports schedule, movies and many more. If you are that person like me who loves all stuffs on time then you would surely love this. It gives a pleasant experience to have that everything on time. Check out my subscriptions below in a screen shot.
Being an added feature, Google Allo offers incognito mode in which the record of your conversation is not stored. This is simple as you can start your private chats just by selecting any of your contacts list. This mode is indicated by gray color theme and also you can specify the time when you want to delete your chat. It will be automatically deleted at that period. It cares more for your private chats allowing you to trust on it.
WHISPER – SHOUT
This is an added feature as Google Allo allows you to adjust your text size on each and every particular message you send, making it much more personalized. It means that you can make text larger or smaller. To get this effect all you need is to hold the send button and slide it up for enlarge and slide it down for reduces.
PLAYING WITH IMAGE
Allo gives the ability to edit the image as per your choices. You can jazz up the images by adding text on them and also doodling on them.
WIDE RANGE OF EMOJI
My love for Emoji is infinite. Allo offers a variety of emoji and whenever you are in doubt with your text or feeling based emoji, it is there and you will get the best suitable emoji. There is emoji for most of the emotions (meaning a lot!) some of those are like pets, party, occasion, social activities, and much more.
ALLO WITHOUT SIM CARD
This is an old feature just like other messaging apps but yes, though it is tied to your phone number but you can take your sim card off and continue to use the service without any issue. If you have been activated Google Allo on other device with the same number then you can’t be using it with your sim card off .
OVERALL I CAN SAY THAT:
Allo is just starting up, so it’s missing several other features, even though it is connected to your Google account but data are stored locally and you can’t make it the way when you switch to other device. Google has made a start to give up a challenge to its rivals ,Whats App video calling feature is missing and if Google adds up such features to Allo it will surely be an achievement. Google assistant is fantastic but some more improvements are needed for further advancements.
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