Back at Google I/O, the company took the wraps off two apps – Allo and Duo. Duo is a video calling app that Google has already released, meaning that users are just waiting around for Allo right now. The good news is that the wait might not be much longer because according to famed leakster Evan Blass, he claims that Allo will be launching this week.
The tweet from Evan announcing that Allo will launch this week came earlier this morning and simply reads:
Evan Blass was a very popular personality online, mostly known for his leaks track record. Shortly after this tweet Evan Blass also tweeted the exact date for the launch :
In case you’re hearing about Allo for the first time, the app is basically a new messenger app from Google. What makes Allo different from other messaging apps by Google, such as Hangouts, is that it will be a “smarter” app in the sense that it will come with Google Assistant baked into it.
Some people compare it to WhatsApp, as it pulls users from your contact list, but it has its own set of features. These include a plethora of emojis and stickers, as well as smart replies, a virtual assistant, an incognito mode and more.
What this means is that users can do more than just chat with friends. They can use Google Assistant to make restaurant bookings within the chat, so that users can make dinner plans on the spot with each other. It can also help search for information, location, and more. The upside is that it also lets anyone send you Allo messages as long as they have your phone number, so you don’t have to add separate accounts.
There are also fun features such as sending funny stickers and whatnot. Now some of these features aren’t exactly new, but if you are a fan of Google’s products and wouldn’t mind checking out a new messenger app, perhaps Allo could be it. It is looking to be a good service, so let’s keep our eyes open for more details.
Keep in mind this is a rumored launch, so don’t hold your breath on it. Google promised a late summer released and we’re quite late into summer so it might be true. Whenever Allo does become available for download we’ll have the details covered here, so stay tuned.