Google at its I/O conference in May 2016, had announced a smart messaging application called Allo and Duo. While Duo had been released by the company earlier, there has been no word from them about Allo. According to rumours in the tech world, the wait will be over soon, as Google is expected to launch Allo this week. Allo is a messaging application which makes the user’s phone number as the primary identification, rather than a Google account. So now anyone with the user’s phone number can send messages on Allo and also Duo. Many other features are also present in the app, like end-to-end encryption which will be optional, a few sticker packs, smart replies, the ability to talk to Google Assistant, and an incognito mode.
Evan Blass, a famous blogger and phone leaker, has said that the tech giant is likely to be launching the highly anticipated app, Allo on September 21. Blass a popular online personality, was earlier known ad @evleaks on Twitter. He tweeted, “Hello, Allo (launches this week).” He did not provide any more details. There have been other sources too which have added to the rumour, but the world will have to wait for two more days to find out the truth. About the release, Google had just said that Allo will see the light of day by the end of Summer, and it is about time. Added to that, Blass is generally right about such rumours.
Allo’s AI-powered features are really interesting as it uses machine learning to make appropriate responses and suggest the user to reply to messages which eventually cuts down on typing. With such interesting features and latest technology, it sure is going to woo a lot of consumers, but it remains to be seen if it can compete with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as they already have a huge user base.