Evan Blass, a mobile reporter for VentureBeat, a leading source for news & perspective on tech innovation, has revealed Google’s Allo will launch on September 21, 2016.
He made the announcement via a tweet on his official Twitter account (let’s just pray it wasn’t hacked) yesterday.
For the uninitiated, Allo is a messaging app with extraordinary abilities – it is powered by Artificial Intelligence.
Allo has amazing features such as Smart Reply, which allows you respond to messages without typing a single word. Users are able to do this because Allo has learnt how they converse over time, and it brings up suggestions that are in their style.
For example, it will learn whether you’re the kind of person “who’ll book a flight from Maiduguri to Lagos just to see Mark Zuckerberg or the type that’ll just sit back and read the whole drama on Twitter and TechLoy.”
Simply put, the more you use Allo, the more “you” the suggestions will become.
Another feature that makes Allo tick is the Google assistant, which brings the richness of Google directly into your chats by helping you find information, get things done, and basically have fun.
You can chat one-on-one with the assistant, or call on Google in a group chat with friends.
Allo also reduces toggling between apps by letting you bring other Google apps/services into your conversation, and has an Incognito mode, which ensures chats are end-to-end encrypted.
The icing on the cake: You don’t need to undergo a lengthy process to use Allo. All that is required is your phone number, and you’re good to go!
Aside being a blogger, writer and editor, Blass is a respected phone leaker. Respected because all his phone leaks have ended up being accurate.
From his Wikipedia page, Blass hasn’t been wrong once. So, you might want to take him seriously on this one, especially since Google stated the app will be released in the Summer (September 21 happens to be the last day of summer).
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