Quicker access to photo editing is coming to Google Allo—and that’s according to 9to5google. The quicker access to photo editing according to the report, is still being tested, and could be available soon.
Some users are already reporting that a small edit icon has now been added right beside sent images or custom sticker within the chat app. The small edit icon appears immediately you have sent a picture or custom sticker to a contact. Once you tap the new icon, you will be taken to Allo’s built-in photo editor where you will have the options to apply filters, text and stickers.
Previously, all you needed to access those features was by holding onto an image previously sent and then tapping the edit icon near the top of the chat app. With the new update, it is now easier to access the feature.
Of course, some users have already confirmed seeing this new addition, but no official statement has been made by Google. However, it does appear like an addition that has come to stay—and one that will make the app more exciting to use for everyone.
We could start seeing more people using the new feature in the days ahead—and if you come across it while using Google Allo, you can drop your comment in the comment box below.
Allo has been getting a lot of attention lately from Google—and recently got a Selfie Clips feature for capturing and sharing your personal GIF.
The feature was announced by Allo’s head of product Amit Fulay, who said that Selfie Clips will be added to the chat app for users to share their personal GIF. Fulay confirmed this in a tweet last June.
The new Selfie Clips feature will allow you to capture and share your own personal GIFs with your friends and loved ones on Allo. Explaining how the feature works, Fulay said Allo users who receive a sticker can emulate it with their own face.
Next step is to select the GIF option under the “+” menu and record your own short clip that looks like the sticker previously received by you. After recording the short clip, Google Allo moves on to automatically loop the video and put it into GIF form. Finally, you can share the GIF with your friends and loved ones.
The Selfie Clips feature uses neural network to create personalized selfie sticks for users. Google also collaborated with various artists to make the stickers more attractive to users. Before launching the feature, the Mountain View California-based tech giant tested it among human raters.
Last April, Google rolled out an exciting feature that will turn all your selfies into cartoon stickers. The method will involve using machine learning and neural networks to map out your facial features to animated versions designed by popular artist Lamar Abrams, a storyboard artist, writer, and designer for the popular Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. Once designed, you can then go ahead to customize the cartoon stickers to suit your taste.