Hello, It’s Allo: Google has released its messaging platform Allo earlier this week. Allo is nice and most advanced messaging platform yet as it introduces many features like Smart Replies, Larger Text, Sticker, Doodle In Picture, Security and Messaging Assistant. Allo is the direct reply from Google to WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage as both these messaging platform have million of user active in each and very second, while Google also wants to build a platform where each and everyone and connect to everyone with a single platform.

Allo is made on a vision of smart messaging platform which knows all your response during the phase of usage and provides smart solution option when you need. Google Assistant made a nice appearance in but we can’t able to describe Google Assistant function in this article we have a separate one for it but we’ll cover each and every part of it in a separate article. So let’s further ado lets get started.

Hello, It’s Allo

Security

Security is the main reason we use the safe messaging platform and Allo also include great encryption capabilities with E2E encryption of message so your message remains safe during the sending procedure. Allo encrypts the message as text leaves your device then it reaches to Google server and then to the receiver but Google won’t check these messages and the encrypted finally reaches its destination. So this in terms of security you’ll be safe for using Allo.

Encryption of Allo
Encryption of Allo

Incognito Mode

Google finally brings Chrome safer way of browsing the internet to Allo. Incognito helps the user to send a message to another user anonymously and the message will destroy themselves when chat time is over.

Incognito Mode in Allo
Incognito Mode in Allo

As this feature gives to extreme privacy to the user and the message will destroy so no one can retrieve it. Google also gives more privacy to a user as this message will not show in Google servers.

Doodle Photos

Google introduce new Google Doodling feature so you can make some interesting text or compliment to photos. As this feature gives the app more vibrant looks and feels awesome. Google Allo also support Larger photo preview so you’ll see photos in the limelight.

Doodle Images in Allo
Doodle Images in Allo

Larger Text, Larger Emoji, and Sticker

Allo support Larger text so you can express your feeling from Shout to Wisher user can easily send the message by swapping send button up and down to adjust text size. So the context of feel can feel better.

Large Text Feature in Allo
Large Text Feature in Allo

Allo now feature large emoji so emoji can be seen clearer and more defining. New Unicode 9 Emoji can also be sent from Allo you new women or another emoji is available.

Sticker in Allo has a separate store so you can download according to your choice. Sticker in Allo stores are vibrant and collection is amazing and all essential sticker are available. Allo also features region based sticker so Asian Sticker does not present in the US.

Sticker in Allo
Sticker in Allo

Smart Replies

This feature is an essential factor for Allo as this feature allow Allo collect user messaging details and provide suggestion according to it. This means that Google is tracking user messaging pattern so terms of safety in terms of Smart Replies feature somehow vanishes.

Smart Replies in Allo
Smart Replies in Allo

As Google does not provide any assurance about this issue so using Allo not safe for some important topics as someone is tracking it.

Experience

Using Allo gives really nice experience but somehow lack in minor feature which is available in iMessage on iOS 10. As new iMessage have more nice experience than Allo as new App Store gives more possibilities to messaging platform, iMessage is far safer than Allo as no one is tracking, a new feature in iMessage is far better than Allo, One Apps solution and much more.

iMessage V/s Allo
iMessage V/s Allo

So the comparison between iMessage and Allo is another matter of discussion while we’ll also introduce new article based on both of these soon.

Setting up Allo is a really easy process as you simply swipe and register your phone number and you are good to go. Allo tracks who are using Allo and you can simply distinguish between them and send a message while you can send a message for an invite for App.

Overall

So these are some major feature you’ll experience in Google Allo. While we won’t provide any details about Google Assistant while we have a separate article on that which we will soon publish so stay tuned for more.

Allo is available in both major platform iOS and Android so you can download from your existing stores.

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