Amidst months of intense anticipation, Google finally released its eagerly awaited Messaging App which it called Allo, in September of 2016. How is this product from the search engine giant different from others? The answer is simple; it has many cool features which makes it unique and is a much smarter App for people who want to chat with their friends and family. In fact, it has a Google Assistant who talks with you and solves your queries instantly!
Here are some valuable features and tips which make it worthwhile to call this super app a new technological wonder with so many exciting features which you might not be even aware of! Who knows, Allo might end up as your first preference as a messaging App for those zillions of users out there.
Searching any phrase
A typical feature with most of the messaging Apps is that if you need to search any word with reference to a specific conversation, each conversation needs to be inquired on an individual basis. This is not the case with Google Allo as it enables any user to simply search a word or any phrase and there you have a list of all the conversations which contains that word or phrase. This is very similar to typing relevant keywords on Google for searching anything over the Internet. Any SEO Company in Delhi and within the country should be able to apply the right SEO techniques with relevant keywords.
This is a great feature which is not very popular, though. Similar to WhatsApp, all you have to do is to simply press and hold on to the microphone icon for recording a song or a message and send it to group of people in a live chat or to all your contacts. Instead of typing each word, you can send the message in an audio format. In this way you can get your message across the other end much faster. In fact you can have a chat with only Google Assistant for seeking help.
One of the cool features available in Allo is the stickers. Google has specially provided a fantastic collection of stickers in the App which can be used to express different emotions and liven up a conversation. They are quite easy to use, handmade and readily available for the users to pep up the ongoing scheme of things!
Start an incognito chat/self-destruct timer
One of the best features of Allo is its incognito chat which is absolutely off the record and its self-destruct timer. To start a chat which will never be recorded, you can press the button available on the right hand side corner of the screen and after selecting ‘Incognito chat’ option, you are ready to set rolling. You can be sure that the entire chat will be deleted within an hour by itself. These chats are completely end to end encrypted. However, if you would like to erase it within five minutes or even simply five seconds, you will be able to do that too. Isn’t that fantastic?
Provides suggestions for your chats
It is well understandable that usually when you are in the mid of any chat conversation, it becomes difficult for you to write without any typing errors due to high typing speed. Google Allo comes to your aid in such circumstances by making useful suggestions. These suggestions are based on prior conversations for the regular messages which also help you respond faster during a chat. However they could be quite timely and helpful in relevant conversations, but at times are irrelevant. In fact, with passage of time the bot also picks your messaging patterns and becomes smarter in suggesting correctly.
Setting an Alarm
Allo has this cool feature of setting an alarm to remind you about important things. All you need to do is to instruct Allo to remind you to set n alarm at a specific time. In case you don’t specify any time you will be provided few suggestions and once the time is determined finally, the alarm will be set up on the phone for an alarm to wake you up or to remind you.
Drawing on Images
Isn’t it fun when you can draw on a chat or highlight certain portions on the images you desire for conveying your message? In fact you can also have fun with the images. This can only be done when an image is being uploaded.
Events and Reminders
In order to add important events to your calendar, you should open Google Assistant chat and simply type ‘add to calendar’. Immediately the assistant will ask you to specify the name of event, time and the date. For adding ‘reminder, just type ‘reminder’ and the assistant will instruct you the steps to do that. In fact you can also simply type the activity of the reminder in plain language and trigger the reminder. Type “show upcoming reminders” and the upcoming reminders will show up so that you can see all those which have been scheduled.
Allo also lets you play games as a single player or with other people on your chat screen. For beginning to play games, type @google and then type “play games”. For multiplayer playing, there are two options available: Emoji Movies and Emoji Riddles. Google Assistant keeps a record of your scores in case of multiplayers. You can also play as a single player. Besides playing the above mentioned games, you can also enjoy playing Google Doodle games, traditional solitaire and various quiz games.
Allo Assistant will be able to search music videos for you as per your selection. Simply type the name of the song/artist and most probably Allo should be able to find it for you as a YouTube video. All you have to do is to tap the video thumbnail and a video player will pop up.
Suggestions for Restaurants
If you are looking forward to a mouth-watering meal and looking for restaurants, Allo is here to help you with that. It is so accurate that even if you type simply the words “restaurants nearby”, it will show you immediate results regarding restaurants around the area you are located. In case the location of the suggested restaurant is not preferable, then you can simply ask the Assistant to take you directly to the map and show the top restaurants based on ratings provided by Google Plus.
Info regarding Flight status
Allo is proficient in providing you details about all the required flights you want to get from it. You will be shown all the details including the scheduled time, terminal number as well as the gate number. In fact, you can details of any flight as it fetches answers directly from the search engines.