Search Giant, Google Corp., earlier this week promised to launch their anticipated smarter messaging app, “Allo“, and finally today, the company have released the app — a new smart messaging app for Android and iOS that helps you say more and do more right in your chats.
The app can help you make plans, find information, and express yourself more easily in chat. And the more you use it, the more it improves over time.
First announced in May at Google I/O, Allo includes the usual selection of fun text communication features made popular with other social messaging platforms such as; WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage.
Allo also boasts a Smart Reply option that uses machine learning to suggest quick replies based on a conversation’s chat history. The feature is similar to Apple’s QuickType, but goes deeper by offering suggested replies for photos and other graphical content.
The main draw, as explained by Google in a blog post, is Allo’s integration with an artificial intelligence called Google Assistant. Technically a “preview edition,” Assistant lets users interact with an advanced chat bot capable of returning answers to simple queries directly in the Allo app.
Allo also sports end-to-end encryption with Incognito mode a term borrowed from Chrome and supports cross-platform conversations between iOS and Android devices.
The app is not available for download on Google Play store, however, one has an option for pre-registration and it will automatically download if it’s made available.