Google’s long awaited chat app powered by artificial intelligence is finally out, and is available to all iOS and Android phone users. The company demonstrated the AI powered chat app during the I/O conference in May with features like temporary chat messages, end-to-end encryption, and AI powered response among a couple of others.
Rumor had filtered in two days back when a reliable tech expert Evan Blass posted a message on Twitter informing his followers of the possible launch of the app this week. Now the wait is over, at least for some users in some countries since the app is gradually being rolled out globally.
What you should know about Google Allo
Now, you need to know a couple of things about Google Allo, which of course, is necessary to help you make an informed decision whether or not to download the app. This is necessary giving the number of chat apps in the Play Store and Apple Store.
Can’t reply to a chat message because you can’t find the inspiration to do so? Let the Allo Smart Reply feature do that for you! With a single tap, this feature throws up some suggested text and emoji responses based on your type of personality. For example: “it learns if you’re more of a “haha” or “lol” person so the more you use Google Allo, the more “you” the suggestions become.”
Turn any photo into a work of art
With the Allo chat app, you can doodle on your photos, which brings out the creativity in you. You can draw a similar face, turn your friend into memes, and mix in some of your favorite colors.
It’s hard to see any chat app being launched these days without stickers as it helps to add some fun to conversation with friends. Allo stickers are “designed by independent artist and studios around the world.” according to Google. When words fail you during chat, stickers can make a lot of difference and help keep conversation going.
Perhaps, the biggest of them all in my opinion is the integration of Google’s machine learning feature. Google Assistant or Artificial Assistant or AI, enables 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.
Chat one-on-one with Google Assistant
Want to know what’s happening with your favorite team or find out the latest score? Get the power of Google Assistant to help you sort that out by chatting one-on-one. This feature brings the power of machine learning to bear on the chat app. What you share with the Assistant is up to you, “and the more you use it, the more useful it gets.”
End-to-end encryption didn’t start with Google’s new chat app Allo; but Google has taken it a bit further by adding expiring chats to help you “control how long your messages stick around and private notifications to help keep your chats more discreet.”
Google Allo is gradually being rolled out by Google, and is now available in the Google Play Store and the Apple Store for download. You can check any of those stores if your phone runs on any of those operating systems.
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