When Allo was announced at Google’s I/O conference earlier this year, the messaging app was presented as a step forward for privacy. Alongside the end-to-end-encrypted Incognito Mode, the Allo team talked about bold new message retention practices, storing messages only transiently rather than indefinitely.
Like Hangouts and Gmail, Allo messages will still be encrypted between the device and Google servers, and stored on servers using encryption that leaves the messages accessible to Google’s algorithms.
According to Google, the change was made to improve Allo’s smart reply feature, which generates suggested responses to a given conversation. Like most machine learning systems, the smart replies work better with more data. As the Allo team tested those replies, they decided the performance boost from permanently stored messages was worth giving up privacy benefits of transient storage.
GOOGLE ALLO – GOOGLE ASSISTANT
Google is making a big deal out of its new virtual assistant, imaginatively named Google Assistant. But what exactly is it, and why is it different to Google Now?
Well, the company puts it this way: “The assistant is an ambient experience that will work seamlessly across devices and contexts. The assistant is conversational—an ongoing two-way dialogue between you and Google that understands your world and helps you get things done.”
GOOGLE ALLO – SMART REPLIES
One of Allo’s Assistant-based capabilities is smart replies. This feature essentially provides you with suggested responses to the last thing said in the conversation. You can simply tap one of the suggested responses to send it, making conversation easier and more impersonal than ever before.
GOOGLE ALLO – SMS SUPPORT EXPLAINED
One big feature that looked set to bring a load of WhatsApp and iMessage users over to Google’s alternative app was the much-touted SMS support.
After all, who doesn’t know the anguish that comes with having to venture back into our SMS apps whenever we want to send a message to our parents who seem incapable of understanding how to use WhatsApp even though it’s exactly the same as texting.
GOOGLE ALLO – MESSAGE STATUS
Since WhatsApp, everyone knows the tick system all too well. One tick for sent, two for delivered, and a couple of blue ticks for read. As such, you may be wondering whether Allo has a similar system and how it works.
Luckily, it’s pretty straightforward. In fact, the message status system is almost identical to the WhatsApp version. One tick indicates the message has been sent, one tick in a blue circle means the message has been received, and two ticks in a blue circle mean the recipient has read the message
GOOGLE ALLO – GO INCOGNITO
Despite WhatsApp’s recent privacy debacle, where it announced it would begin sharing user information with Facebook, owners of WhatsApp, there is one big privacy benefit to using Zuckerberg’s messaging platform – namely, end-to-end encryption.
End-to-end encryption means that messages are encrypted as soon as they leave your device until they reach the recipient, making it near impossible for any third party, including the company itself, to intercept the message and see what’s being said.
GOOGLE ALLO – FUN STUFF
Haven’t you heard? You can now draw all over that photo of your friend’s kid, or add a posh hat to that shot of your dog. It’s all very SnapChat-esque, and it’s another feature Google are keen to play up.
If you feel like defacing an image before sending it to your mates, tap Add (plus sign) from within a chat, then tap the Insert Photo icon (square with mountains inside). Next, choose the image you want to draw on or take a new photo using your phone’s camera. You’ll then be able to tap Edit to start working on your masterpiece.
GOOGLE ALLO – DOWNLOADING THE APP
First thing first is to download Google Allo App, downloading the app is so simple, its just like the other regular app. but what of if you can’t download the app as it seems some users are able to access Allo through the Play Store while others aren’t. Google says on its Allo help pages that the app will be available in all countries ‘over the next few days’. but you do not have to worry about anything because I got you covered.
For iOS users download Google Allo from iTune Store
- After downloading Google Allo allow you smartphone, Launch the app and input your phone number.
- Now tap on NEXT. you account will be created and you will be login into you Google Allo account
- Time to upload your DP (Display Picture) immediately you are logging. a screen will appear for you to snap or upload your picture. What you have to do is to take a selfie or you upload your already taking selfie,
- After uploading your picture. Immediately you will be welcomed to The Google Allo Chat.
- The very first message you will receive will be by google assistance and it will take you through on how to use Allo chart and how to comfortably stay up chatting,