Finally Google’s messaging app Google Allo is available for all. Google Allo stands apart from other messaging applications by integrating Google Assistant. After Duo, the video calling app from the tech giant, users also expect a lot from this new messaging app.

Features introduced in Google Allo

  • Smart reply
  • Emoji and stickers
  • Easy for you to respond swiftly.
  • Provides assistance whenever you need it

Smart replies

This feature lets users select options from the given suggestions. Google Allo learns to give you more suggestions based on a user’s usual replies.

What can it do?

With Google Assistant integration, this app gives a number of options like booking a movie, interesting videos, proverbs, poems, videos, setting up an alarm, and much more.

How to install Google Allo

The installation process is an easy process, just like its sister app, Google Duo. Here is how to install it:
  1. Open Google Play Store from your app drawer.
  2. Type Google Allo on the search bar.
  3. Next to the search result, tap on the three dots found at the right corner.
  4. Tap Install.

How to set up Google Allo

Just like WhatsApp. Google Allo too requires your phone number.
  1. After installing the app, it asks you to access your phone storage, mobile contacts and also the ability to view and send SMS messages. Allow to access them.
  2. Enter your phone number
  3. You’ll be sent a verification code; enter it
  4. Click a picture for a profile. You can select it from your device’s gallery.
  5. Type in your name and click Next
  6. Add your name and hit next

Start a chat in Google Allo.

Google Allo relies on your phone contacts. If one of your contact has the app installed, you will see their name at the top of this app. If this is not the case, you can send an invite link to your contact for him to download and get started with Google Allo.
  1. Once your contact has the application installed, it is an easy process to start a chat session.
  2. Click the Message action button – a circular button with the message icon at the bottom right corner.
  3. Send the message.
Type the contact’s name in the search box. You can also scroll down to choose the contact

Google Allo: Incognito Mode

Just like in the Chrome browser, Allo has an incognito mode that takes security beyond the encrypted messages in the standard chats. In this mode, messages have the end-to-end encryption feature. It also has discreet notifications and message expiration.

Here is how to start the incognito chat

  1. Open the application
  2. Click on the Message action button
  3. Tap Start incognito chat
4 Enter your contact’s name
  1. Tap on the contact to start the incognito chat.
  2. Click on the timer icon to set a chat expiration timer
  3. Select the time duration.

How to start a group chat in Google Allo

  1. Click on the Message action button
  2. Tap Start group chat.
  3. Then add contacts to the group.
Source: Droid

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