1. Google Assistant in Allo messaging app now understands and talks in Hindi

Google Assistant in Allo messaging app now understands and talks in Hindi

Google in its messaging app, Google Allo, has introduced Hindi for the Google Assistant. With India being the second biggest market for Google, it has made Hindi as its second language to be supported in Assistant, as confirmed by the company in September.

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Google in its messaging app, Google Allo, has introduced Hindi for the Google Assistant. With India being the second biggest market for Google, it has made Hindi as its second language to be supported in Assistant, as confirmed by the company in September. Google is aggressively trying to reach out to India to increase its speed of growth in the next few months. Along with the Smart Reply feature in Google Allo, its Assistant feature will also have the Hindi language understanding abilities. According to Google, it will begin rollouts in the iOS and Android devices in the next few days. The messaging app was released in September this year.

The Google Assistant is capable of getting and data you want, and that too in the form of a conversation. It is also able to show off its intelligence while chatting with the user or while playing games. In order to change the language to Hindi, the user will have to adjust the language settings on his/her smartphone or speak directly to the Assistant and say, ” Talk to me in Hindi”. According to Amit Fulay the Group Product Manager of the company, the messaging app Google Allo has been receiving amazing feedback especially in India, a country that ranks among the top in the number of Google Allo users. He said, “The Google Assistant, in particular, is one of the most loved features in Google Allo – one in every 12 messages in group chats are messages to the Google Assistant. We are enthused by this and today’s launch enables us to extend these features to the next millions of users in a language of their choice.”

As with the case of the ‘Smart Reply’ feature, it is not easier for consumers to reply quickly especially when on the move. The Smart Reply feature also understands the language in which the chat is done in, and responds accordingly and in that language itself. As Indians prefer to sign-in using just their cell phone numbers instead of email, Google has created both Duo and Allo keeping that market in mind.

In a media release, Google said, “We found that every day more than half of people on Allo use Smart Reply. Powered by Machine Learning, Google Allo not just understands text, but can also help with suggested responses to images sent by friends and family — all in Hindi.”

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