Allo is Google's newest messaging app. With so many great third party messengers, is this even worth considering? Watch and find out!
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I feel like Google took all the functionality of Hangouts and broke it down into 4 separate apps. Messenger for SMS/MMS with a regular phone carrier. Allo for IM's (Though, the fact that it doesn't support multiple platforms is irritating), Duo for Video Chat, and Google Voice for Call/Message Forwarding.
Allo is terrible. Personally, I use invi. I like it because it utilizes both sms and im functionality in one app. It also has this cool thing called Awesome bar which allows you to send memes, gifs, and other fun stuff
Allo is stupid. Just build on messenger its that simple. To many Google messaging apps it's ridiculous and the very reason Google can not compete with Apples iMessage. Apple has 1 messaging app, you can't count the # of Google messaging apps.
I liked your review. You saved me from wasting my time with this one. I just turned off my Verizon Message+ as it kept putting me in driving mode and answering my text messages for me, telling everyone I couldn't answer because I was driving. Everyone was probably wondering why I'm always driving. LOL!
I am about to download it and will surely do a cool tutorials on it all as well as a review. Thanks for the info, I hope it works well once I get the Pixel phone. I'm very intrigued by such and love this AI experience potential of the Google Assistant. Curated!
I'd use allo if it was a viable hangouts replacement. If hangouts had the color options as messenger (i'm superficial that way) and had the google assistant, I'd only use hangouts. take duo, take allo, put them back in hangouts, and keep that one nice.
All of this could have been integrated onto Google Hangouts, instead they choose to create an entirely new service and app. I use my Google Voice number for all of my calling and texting on Hangouts. Hangouts also comes with a chrome extension I also use to send my texts from any computer without having to have the phone around. I even use different phones different days of the week and all my texts and call logs are always synchronized among them because it's all attached to my Google account. There's no way I'm giving up all of this flexibility and important features for this Allo sh*t.
If Google expects this to have any chance of competing with iMessage they need to add SMS support immediately, as well as preferably the ability to use it on multiple devices. A web client would be nice as well. Feels like it's lacking a lot right now.
well. in order for Google Assistant to work it reads all the data you guys share in the chat. And all of the chats are stored in Google servers. So if you told something sensitive. The suits can get them if they have a warrant. But since Incognito modes give E2E Google can't access any messages send in the incognito mode. I guess that's why. If you value privacy over features you can just talk in incognito mode all day.
Snowden warns us about this.
"Do not use it", he says.
He also said before that it is "dangerous".
What could make Allo work would be - Sms integration , adding more features like duo right within the chatbox , audio messages , voice calling , q r codes or usernames or so people can add each other and talk even if they dont have to share their numbers with each other . Till any of that takes place it will not take off even despite the Google assistant.
they dont need to if they have an android phones, messages you send will reach them but they cant reply to you unless they have installed the app. But pretty neat among android ecosystem i'd say, except the security and chat back up part