What You Need To Know About Google Allo


Allo is Google new smart chat app for Android and iOS platform. Google Allo is more than just a chat app. The messaging app is smartness, as it has a feature called Smart Reply. Smart Reply makes it easier for you to reply to messages quickly by suggesting to you near-to-accurate responses. For instance, a friend asking you "Are you at home?", Smart Reply suggest to you a "yes". If someone sends you a photo, you might see Smart Reply suggestions like “aww cute!” Allo read the context of your conversation and provide automated responses.

Allo allows you to express yourself with photos, emojis, and stickers. Allo can make emojis and text larger or smaller in size by simply dragging the “send” button up or down. You can take photos of your own by scribbling on them before you send. Allo offers the ability to draw on photos and videos (Android only).


Allo comes with a chatbot called Google assistant that help you find information so quick without leaving a conversation. For instance, you want to share an info, share your favorite YouTube video, just type @google to bring your assistant into any group chat. You can also chat one-on-one with Google assistant, ask for information and you'll get it right away.

With Allo, you can message friends who aren’t yet using Google Allo through SMS and get replies.

Now that you've known what Google Allo does and probably you must have downloaded it. Before you stick to Allo, it is imperative to know about it privacy issues.

Allo is not an end-to-end encrypted app and Google is storing all your chats with Google Assistant on their servers.

According to Google spokesperson, users are given "transparency and control over their data in Google Allo". Allo is provided with "the option to chat in Incognito mode, where messages are end-to-end encrypted and you can set a timer to automatically delete messages from your device and the person you’re chatting with's device at a set time."

Incognito chat mode for end-to-end encryption means the chats disappear after some time. A user can tweak the expiration time for each message in this incognito mode. Please note that Incognito mode isn't turn on by default.

There are hopeful signs that Allo might replace WhatsApp as the most used messaging app, but only time will tell.

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