Google recently released its famous video-calling app, Google Duo. It’s just been about a week of its release and users already love. For more, check out our review of Google Duo. That aside, Google is now planning to release it’s another chat messenger named Google Allo. We surely had a glimpse of it at the Google I/O but it will be put to test once it’s available to download.
As of now, there have been a lot of opinions coming up from users who got their hands on to the preview version of the app. One word which still defines the app perfectly is ‘Simplicity’. Just like Duo, Allo will come with similar interface with quick and simple interface. Also, Allo will come with features such as voice message and Whisper and Shout.
Back in the day, when Google realised that GTalk won’t survive against the mighty WhatsApp, it introduced Hangouts. Though Hangouts was pretty good but it failed to gain the popularity and attraction of existing WhatsApp users. With Allo, Google is finally planning to change the story. Similar to WhatsApp and Duo, Allo also requires your phone number to get the app going.
According to Android Police, Google Allo will come with end-to-end encryption and Incognito Conversations, allowing users to chat secretly. What’s more to it is that these conversations can actually disappear just like Snapchat. Although in this case, it’s you who decide the expiration period. The time period range is 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, or keep it off. This can be extremely useful feature and was certainly absent from WhatsApp all this while. We can’t wait to get the hands on to this amazing looking chat messenger. Stay tuned for a detailed review once it comes out.