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Google Allo now officially available on the Play Store

Google Allo

After months of waiting, #GoogleAllo has finally made its way to the Play Store. This is a free instant messaging app from Google which was announced in tandem with Google Duo back in May. Duo, however, has been available for a couple of weeks now. Speaking about Google Allo, well, this won’t be your conventional IM app going by the feature list.

Speaking about Google Allo, well, this won’t be your conventional IM app going by the feature list. It comes with Google Assistant built-in, letting you have conversations with Google while searching for restaurants or if you’re just looking to learn something new. There’s also an incognito mode within the app, which automatically enables end-to-end encryption. When asked why this isn’t available by default, Google mentions that end-to-end encryption would deny access to Google Assistant and its services, hence the users are given the choice to have the conversation in private if they so choose.

When asked why this isn’t available by default, Google mentions that end-to-end encryption would deny access to Google Assistant and its services, hence the users are given the choice to have the conversation in private if they so choose. The incognito mode conversations can also be set to self-destruct after a certain period. Users can set a timeframe between 5 seconds to a week for a particular conversation.

Chats will be stored by Google indefinitely, which has raised some eyebrows in the tech sphere. However, we’re sure Google will come up with a valid explanation in the days to come.

Allo is available from the Play Store directly, but can also be snatched up as an APK file via APK Mirror (link below).

APK Download Link

Source: Google Play Store

Via: Android Police