Google Allo vs iMessage

BY Bethwel Njore / February 15, 2017
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BY Bethwel Njore / February 15, 2017 / Competition

Both Google and Apple have revealed big messenger updates for in 2017, as they embark on a Whatsapp-style social messenger war.

Google Allo can do anything you expect from a messaging App: it lets you share fun stickers, send pictures, works for group chats and much more. But if Google is looking to win the messenger war, it needs to offer something very special that will make users forget all the other messaging apps available out there.

On the other hand, the new iMessage works great within Apple’s own ecosystem. Unlike Allo, it provides basic SMS support.

If you’re having a hard time breaking the tug of war between these cool messenger apps, this article provides some insights.

Here is a quick look on iMessage vs Google Allo.

Google Allo vs iMessage user interface – there are a lot of factors to be considered in user interface such as convenience and fluidity.

  • The fact that iMessage has been around for quite some time, there is a high possibility you will know what to expect when opening the app. There is no doubt that Apple will go beyond and above to produce a uniform experience inside their apps.
  • Google Allo interface (voice messaging) is more modern and cleaner, with some resemblance to WhatsApp.

Allo vs iMessage Advanced features – both of these are messaging apps, but the only thing that sets them apart is their features.

  • With Allo, some of the surprising features you see include Google Assistant integration. This allows you to easily perform simple tasks.
  • iMessage supports SMS while Allo does not. The messageing app is with no doubt one of the most used apps on Apple devices (iPhones) and so changes has been made in iOS 10 to make it more personal and fun. One of the amazing features is the ability to replace words in your message with emoji’s

Google Allo is just like any other messaging app designed for Google users who don’t mind their data being obtained by Google. If you want a message to be totally protected from Google, Allo gives has an incognito mode. Definitely, Google has a way to go but this is an excellent app for Android users. iMessage is quite the app for Apple users. Its design seems quite superior, but all in all it doesn’t beat the functional appeal of Allo.

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