NEW DELHI:Search engines Google, has launched its messaging app ‘Allo’, which would emulate with the WhatsApp including Facebook .
Amit Fulay who is Manager of Google Group product said, “Google is planning a night out or just catching up, we rely on messaging to stay in touch with friends and family every day. But too often we have to hit pause on our conversation whether it is to check the status of a flight or look up that new restaurant. So we created a messaging app Allo that assists you keep your conversation going, by providing assistance according to your need.”
For Indian users, Google has enabled smart replies in ‘Hinglish’. It will also roll out over 200 stickers created by popular independent artists targeted at Indian users.
Google had announced Duo and Allo at its I/O event in May this year. Duo, which emulates with video calling platform Skype, was launched last month.
With the smart reply feature, users will be able to respond to messages with just a tap . For example, one sender can send a quick “yup” in response to a friend asking “Are you on your way?” Smart Reply will also suggest responses for photos sent on Google Allo.
All types of chats or interacts in Google Allo are encrypted using industry standard technologies like Transport Layer Security. There would also be an incognito mode, similar to that on Google’s Chrome browser. The messages, on this mode, would have end-to-end encryption and additional privacy features like discreet notifications and message expiration.