We all know about the popularity of WhatsApp, the instant messaging application that only a few people in the world do not use. It was bought by Facebook some time back and contrary to what many believed to be the end of WhatsApp; it has flourished and maintained its reputation. With time, many other apps came into being along with WhatsApp, but nobody has replicated its success. But a new competitor is on the block which could give WhatsApp for a run for its money. I am talking about the Google Allo Android app which is available by the Google Allo APK name. This app from Google has been created to provide direct competition to WhatsApp. We all know that Google is perhaps the biggest force on the Internet and, therefore, if it has decided to play in this field then it must have come up with some advanced technologies that might make the app better. So let us take a look at what the Google Allo app is offering to its users and how you can get it on your Android device.
Google Allo features:
Google Allo is an instant messaging app that offers texting as well as voice messaging capabilities along with other features. Some of the unique features that it offers include the ones in the following list.
- The biggest and the best feature that Google Allo has to offer is the Google Assistant that comes integrated into the app. The Google Assistant helps users to get information and answers about things without having to leave the app, which is a very big benefit to have. If you need to find a good restaurant or you are arguing with your friend about some topic, then you can just take the help of the assistant to get the information for you from the Internet, without having to leave the app. You will get it in the chat box itself.
- Next up, we have the Ink feature, which is quite new and innovative in nature. It helps users to get creative, and they can doodle on images or photos and send them to their contacts. A user can also directly write a message on a blank screen using this feature.
- Another innovative strategy that Google has utilized in the Google Allo app is the Smart Reply feature. Through this, Google has sought to make user interactions faster and smoother. Also, the effort to reply to messages has been drastically reduced. What this feature does is provide responses to messages automatically. It learns how the user interacts and after some time starts generating automatic replies in a pattern that is similar to the user’s responses. Another startling thing is that this feature can respond back to both messages as well as photos.
- There are stickers and sticker packages that are available on Google Allo because emojis, emoticons, and the stickers are the popular modes of expression nowadays. Therefore, Google Allo has taken it into consideration and arrange for a lot of stickers and such packages from all over the world to be included in the app.
- The Incognito mode in the Google Allo app allows end-to-end encryption of all the messages in the mode. It offers privacy and security to sensitive and personal chats. In the settings of Google Allo, you will also find that users have the ability to control the extent up to which the chat will be available for viewing. It has a time frame which the user can determine.
- Last but not the least, there is the Whisper Shout mode in this app which allows users to determine how loud their interactions will be. Remember when you had to send something to your friend that needed to be emphasized, and you put that sentence or word in capital letters so that your friend could understand how important what you were saying was? Those days are over as Google Allo has this feature where you can swipe once to transform text to capital letters immediately and put emphasis on them without much effort.
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How to download the Google Allo APK:
The Google Allo app was first announced during Google’s annual conference in May 2016 along with another of Google’s apps which is called the Google Duo and which caters to video calling only. However, after reading through this, you must be tempted to get this app for your device, but the sad news is that it has not been released yet. It is not going to be much long either as the app is already geared up for the release. In the meanwhile, you could visit this link to pre-register for this app so that you do not face any problem in downloading and installing it when it is officially released.
You can also get this app on your iOS device because it has been predicted that Google Allo will be released for iOS at the same time as it is released on the Google Play Store. You can also get it on your PC if you think that the app deserves to be viewed on a larger scale. A Chrome extension is being mulled for the app and users could also take the help of the BlueStacks Android Emulator in order to get the app, like-for-like as it appears on an Android smartphone.
Keep watching this space for more such updates and we will inform you the moment that this app is released to the public. As soon as it is released, just go ahead and download the app because you know it is Google and Google does not go wrong.