Google’s new Messenger app, Allo
Released on the 20th, Google Allo, is a new smart messaging app for Android and iOS that helps you say more and do more right in your chats. Google Allo can help you make plans, find information, and express yourself more easily in chat. “The more you use it, the more it improves over time,” says Google. I bet it will be on the new Google branded phones.
Human Interaction to Each Other and the Webb
The more Google knows about human interaction with each other and the internet, the more “insight” Google has into the mind of it’s users. Data alone is not why Google has such a dominating share of the search engine market. They have the ability to use the data they collect and predict what people want. After all, Google’s mission has been to help people find what they want in a fast, accurate fashion. Eventually Google will know what you want before you know. Allo will help them even more with mobile based search queries. Learn more about our SEO here.
Allo comes with a Personal Assistant
In Google Allo you will also be introduced to a preview edition of the Google Assistant. With your Assistant in Allo, you can have a conversation with Google. Ask it questions and let it help you get things done directly in your chats. You no longer need to leave a conversation with friends just to get an address, share your favorite YouTube video, or pick a restaurant to meet for lunch.
Just type @google to bring your Assistant into any group chat. And of course, you can also chat one-one-one with your Assistant in Allo if you all of your friends are busy.
Google Assistant can help You in the Google Allo app:
- Make plans with friends. You can easily move from discussing dinner with friends to making plans for the night, right in your chat. Just add the Assistant to your group chat and ask for movie times, local restaurants and more. You can also research travel destinations, flights and hotels together with friends.
- Get answers. Get the latest info on everything from news, weather, traffic, sports, or your upcoming flights status. Ask the Assistant to send you daily updates on the information you care about.
- Have some fun. Ask your Assistant to share that funny YouTube video or play games with friends right in your group chat — for instance you can compete to guess a movie title based on a series of emojis.
The Google Assistant is the next chapter in the journey Google has been on for many years to assist people in their everyday lives. They are starting with a preview edition to show you just one way that your Assistant will work for you in chat.
Over the coming months, your Assistant will be available in more Google products, working seamlessly throughout your day at home or on the go. The Assistant will initially be available in English, with more languages coming soon.
Incognito Mode has Extra Security
“All chats in Google Allo are encrypted using industry standard technologies like Transport Layer Security (TLS). But we went a step beyond this and we created a mode within Google Allo called Incognito (h/t Chrome). When you chat in Incognito mode, messages have end-to-end encryption and additional privacy features like discreet notifications and message expiration”, says Google.
Way to go Google
With more competition in the virtual assistant market, Google is stepping it up with an integrated system that will compete with the likes of Echo, Siri and Cortona. If Allo works as good as Google Search, the competition will be minimum.