You know how it is with Google and Allo; the app is getting all the attention these days. The mobile messaging app is like the company’s pet project and Mountain View California-based company is leaving no stone unturned to ensure it makes it one of the best. The latest addition to Allo is a feature that lets you search for memes online and embed them into your chat, XDA reports.
Everything seems to be falling into place. Only a couple of weeks ago, a Reddit user spotted multiple ads promoting Google Allo at the University of Michigan. The ads emphasized group communication, Google Assistant, and integration stickers.
Giving users the ability to search for a meme online in chat is a smart move aimed at further making the mobile messaging app popular among users. Clearly too Google is focusing all its attention on young users, and enabling a meme feature will further enhance its suitability among college students.
Google rolled out its AI-powered Allo chat app during the last quarter of 2016, and since that time, the company has continued to add loads of cool new features to encourage more people to use the app. Last August, a web version of the app was released by the company—ending months of speculations over whether or not the tech giant was planning on adding a desktop version.
To use it on desktop, scan the QR code from the menu using your Chrome browser. The process is really very easy and takes only a couple of seconds; but be sure to have your phone connected to the internet and a version of the app installed on your phone. You will have to make sure your phone is always on since the web version mirrors what’s on your mobile device.
A web version is one of the best things to happen to Allo as it will enable more people embrace the use of the app. Though, the August roll out was limited to Chrome users, the Firefox and Opera browser versions soon followed.
With Allo web, you will be able to access some of the app’s major features including the popular Google Assistant, emoji, stickers, smart reply, and many others. To add emojis, simply tap on the smiley button in the text input box, or move over to a right-side column where you can choose a sticker pack of your choice.
Google Assistant, a feature that you can also access on the web version of Allo, allows you to get help without leaving the conversation. The feature can suggest a nearby restaurant or “movies to check out” as Google puts it. The idea behind adding this feature is to help you get answers even without leaving the app. You can get different answers, including directions just by adding @google.
Stickers, emojis, smart replies, and now memes, are great features that will probably encourage more people, especially in the universities to use the app for group chat.