Google Allo and Duo might get integrated

Google’s new AI powered chat app Allo was released this Monday and it opened to it’s fair share of criticism. While Google never promised that Allo and Duo will be Android’s iMessage and Facetime, people were expecting them to be with all the hype surrounding both the apps. Confusing SMS integration aside, Allo still lacks in a few departments that make it not very different from any other messaging app already available on android but instead lacking in features and convinience that the competition offers.

And when fans have been waiting for Google to give them something amazing, it’s no surprise they were disappointed when they were given just yet another messaging app. However, it seems that things will indeed change in the foreseeable future…

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[Poll] Lead Allo engineer ‘hints’ at proper SMS support at some point; How has your experience been?

One of my gripes with Allo – and quite a few of you as well –  is it’s shroddy SMS support that only ends up confusing people than making life easy. The weird half baked SMS support might turn into a proper functionality for Allo. It’s kind of hard to tell from the hint we have here but reading a little too much between the lines is kind of what we do here so. Continue reading “[Poll] Lead Allo engineer ‘hints’ at proper SMS support at some point; How has your experience been?”

Google Allo’s isn’t as private as promised, you will need incognito chat for privacy

When Google announced Allo, it’s smart messaging app with built in AI  at Google I/O 2016, it promised privacy and security features such as end-to-end encrypted messages, expiring chats and private notifications in a dedicated incognito mode.  Also mentioned by Google was the fact that Allo, instead of storing users’ messages on Google’s servers indefinitely, would only store messages transiently.

But with the release of the app today, Google is backing off on some of those features.

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How does Allo’s SMS support work?

Google Allo started rolling out today. Similar to WhatsApp, Allo is based on your phone number, so you can use it to send text messages to anyone in your phonebook – not just other Allo users. Apart from that, Google highlighted three aspects of Allo that make it unique: Expression, Google Assistant, and Security. But if you’ve downloaded Allo and used it already, you may have noticed the weird warning that “you are chatting with <insert contact name> by SMS for free”

What’s that? Can you send SMS via Allo?

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Google Allo rolling out now, what it’s like to use it?

After the long wait Google is rolling out its new messaging platform to Android and iOS devices worldwide. It was announced during the Google I/O 2016. It is AI based Messaging app which we can make replies by hearing voices, have inbuilt Google Assistant and much more. It supports emoji, stickers and a new Whisper Shout feature.

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Google Allo sounds exciting, but it might not be that great

So, Allo is rolling out now

Google has been long been trying to create a social network to compete with Facebook. Everybody knows this, but a year ago, when google began unwinding it’s latest attempt, Google+, it felt like a positive sign for the company’s under-performing social efforts. After sinking years into building a product overstuffed with photos, communication tools, link-sharing, and discussions, Google began to shrink them into more manageable tools.

As a result, Google photos, a feature hardly anyone used has become the favourite photo managing app for over 200 million users. But when it comes to messaging, the hot and burning platform of the smartphone era, Google’s efforts are only multiplying into a plethora of disconnected services. Continue reading “Google Allo sounds exciting, but it might not be that great”

Google’s new messaging app Allo arriving on September 21st

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.

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Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus. Seperate from Allo and Duo

Google released Duo, its new video chatting application for Android and iOS devices. The app is meant to compete with Apple’s FaceTime and Facebook’s Messenger. It will soon be joined by Allo, a dedicated texting app with a splash of artificial intelligence. Google already has a handful of messaging apps, and you might be wondering what will become of its mainstay, Google Hangouts.

It turns out that the app is primed to live on as an enterprise communications tool.

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Oh would you look at that! Google’s video chat app Duo is out already [UPDATE : Audio only coming soon]

UPDATE : Audio calls support “coming soon”

At Google I/O this year along with a lot of other interesting things Google announced it’s messenger and video calling apps named Allo and Duo saying they will be available sometime later in the Summer. And it looks like later in the summer has finally arrived as Google officially announced on its blog that the video calling app Duo is rolling out now. There’s no word on Allo yet.

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