Google Allo: 4 things you need to know about Google’s new messaging app

by John Smith | October 5, 2016 10:15 AM

After months of speculation, Google announced its new messaging app, Google Allo back in May 2016. The new messaging app includes a host of security features along with the new Google Assistant, making Google Allo one of the most noticeable Google’s apps this year.

In reality, there are tons of messaging apps you can pick from in the Google Play Store, but you may be wondering what makes Google Allo stand out here and whether Google’s new messaging app is a truly an app that we have been waiting for. Here are several things you need to know about it.

If you are reading this article, make sure that you keep reading to find down more.

  1. More than a messaging app

If you ever think that Google Allo is basically a messaging thread where you send or receive messages, pictures and videos, you are wrong because you will find even more about Google Allo.  Remember that Google Allo comes with Google’s new Assistant, this means that you will be able to get things done in a much simpler than ever without even opening your apps.

Besides, Google Allo also features Smart Replies, which include recommended words and phrases that you may send to your friends. You also get tons of sticker packs, Ink feature and Whisper/Shout option. All-in-one messaging app allows you to spice up your conversation.

  1. Google Assistant

With the unveiling of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google now has a new personal assistant, Google Assistant. The new Assistant will replace the Google Now and Google Search this year and work perfectly with Google’s new Pixel phones.


You can talk right to the Assistant in a private conversation, ask it some questions and it will give you the best results it can. For example; you can ask it about weather forecasts or find a place to go out for dinner with your friends.

  1. Incognito mode

With the unveiling of some new offerings at this year’s hardware, Google is now entering the intense competition among third-party developers. One of the great features that you will find inside Google’s new messaging app is the ability to chat with friends or someone else in incognito mode.


Incognito mode allows you to set your messages to disappear after a certain period of time and your conversations are encrypted and only seen by you and the person you are chatting with. Besides, you won’t see any Smart Replies and Google Assistant features when you are chatting in Incognito mode.

  1. Register using your phone number

Google Allo is making it much easier for you to use the app. If you want to access the app, all you have to do is to enter your phone number, eliminating the need for your Google account.

That’s it! Google Allo is nice app and has been met with a virtual round of applause from users worldwide since it made its debut at Google’s annual I/O developer conference. Google’s new messaging app offers many new features and Google Assistant in tow.

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