Announced at Google I/O and rumored for a launch this week, it looks like for those who are interested, Google has officially released their new messaging app, Allo. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices, so iOS users won’t have to worry about Google only showing Android the love.
In case you missed Google’s reveal at I/O, Allo is a new messaging app that tries to be a bit different by being “smarter”. This works by baking Google Assistant into the app in which users will be able to do more than just chat. They will be able to chat with the Assistant kind of like a chatbot to help book restaurants, plan events, and more.
It is also smart enough to offer up reply suggestions, kind of similar to what Google has done with email, except that this is for messenger. It is smart enough where it will also be able to detect what kind of photo is being sent and also the appropriate reply to go. There will also be stickers, emojis, and the ability to doodle on photos.
There are also secure features such as incognito mode for chatting, so all messages sent will have end-to-end encryption, and also discreet notifications and message expirations so that no one will ever know the conversation even took place. Users who are interested can download the app via the iTunes App Store or Google Play.