About a week ago we reported that Google’s Allo app would be getting a bunch of new features. These features weren’t confirmed by Google at that time and was actually discovered after doing a bit of digging. One of those features is that the app would be getting a dedicated Google Assistant button, and it looks like the feature is now live.

This was confirmed by Google’s Amit Fulay after being asked by the folks at 9to5Google if the feature is being rolled out for all users, to which Fulay responded with a simple “Yes”. According to Google, “The Google Assistant can help you share lots of information and content right in your chats, like movie showtimes, YouTube videos, or even pics of cats in hats (because why not?).”

“So today we’re adding a shortcut to make it faster and easier to bring the Google Assistant into chats with friends. Just tap the Google Assistant icon in the compose box and your Assistant is ready to help.” Like we said, the feature seems to be rolling out to users as we speak, so if you do use Allo you should be able to expect the new feature, but if you don’t see it yet, not to worry as we imagine it should eventually find its way to you.

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