Google Allo – The New Message App with virtual assitant “Smart Reply”

Here Google comes with a new instant messaging app which additionally provides auto generated response & comments. The virtual assistant in the app has a function of smart reply, which in-facts saves the time of user by suggesting some of other response without prompting him/her to type. It was 1st come into existence on May 18, 2016 and launched on September 21st 2016. The app is available on Play store – Android and Apple Store iOS.
Google coined it as ALLO.

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Features & Functions of Google’s Allo
Allo is based on phone numbers and it reads your contact book and whoever has already downloaded it can simply get added to your Allo contact list. Allo is more less similar to whatsapp or other chatting apps , Allo stands out from the crowd because of its Virtual Assistant feature ,where the app as “smart reply” assistance.
Allo’s “Smart reply” function uses Google’s machine learning technology to suggest a reply to the last message, which appear at dashboard and user can select any of these option out of the suggested options. The feature also analyses images sent to the user in order to suggest responses. Similar to the smart reply feature seen in Google’s Inbox app, it learns from the user’s behaviour to adapt its suggestions over time. Allo is one of the apps that support Google Assistant, a conversational virtual assistant.
“Whisper Shout” allows the user to increase or decrease the size of a message to represent volume. Allo also lets users draw on photos before sending them.

Incognito mode
Incognito mode is a discretionary mode that incorporates lapsing visits, private notices, and end-to-end encryption. For encryption, the application utilizes the Signal Protocol Incognito mode excludes any Smart Reply or Google Assistant components. At the point when the client gets a sticker from a sticker pack that they do not have installed on their smartphone, the application will recover the sticker from Google’s servers utilizing customer to-server encryption.

Google’s Optional encryption :- Following Allo’s introduction at Google I/O, Google was criticised by security experts and privacy advocates for having the end-to-end encryption turned off by default, which they argue leaves the app open to government surveillance.
Messages are no more private and whenever required it will be shared with law makers.

At the point when Allo was initially introduced, its developer discussed putting away non-incognito messages just temporarily — specifically that the messages would be erased from Google’s servers after they had been delivered to their goal. At launch, Google uncovered that they would rather store all non-incognito messages indefinite period (or until the client effectively erased them) keeping in mind the end goal to enhance the built in “smart reply” feature. By default, Allo messages will now be accessible to lawful warrant requests, the same as message data in Gmail and Hangouts”.

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