Google Allo is the new messaging service from Google: is it the official challenge to WhatsApp and Facebook? More than just an instant messaging service, Allo is the first middle ground between virtual assistants such as Siri, Cortana and Alexa and apps to communicate.
From September 21, for iPhone e Android, the app is available Allo from Google (for now only in English). The app allows you to exchange messages, images, videos, but also and above all to dialogue with an artificial intelligence to ask for advice and information.The new messaging app from Page and Brin has a lot of potential, but it is really the challenge official to WhatsApp and Facebook? Let's take a closer look.
How does Google Allo work?
When you first open Google Allo, you're asked to sign in with your phone number. Once this is done, you can start chatting with your contacts who also have this same app.
The app interface is very clean and simple: on the main screen you will find all your conversations (including group chats), while at the bottom there are three shortcuts to start a new chat, access Google search and open the menu settings.
Smart and proactive
The big news of Allo is the integration of Google Assistant, the virtual assistant that was presented for the first time at the last keynote of thePalo Alto company.
Allo's artificial intelligence can be used to share the best restaurants in the area, the options for buying a plane ticket, news, the hours of a museum and so on. Google's virtual assistant collects information by taking it from the search engine; you can also speak privately with it by registering your application.
There are many other features of Allo, which will gradually be released for all users and in over 78 languages around the world.