During the Google I/O 2016, the search engine giant announced two more chat apps – Allo and Duo – to add to the already dominant Google Hangouts it boasts.
Even though their arrival was made public, they are yet to make way to the general public. Apparently, these apps are to be released this summer, but there is still no specific date that Google has set aside for their arrival.
Google Duo is the company’s new platform for one-on-one video calling communications. This is regardless of whether you are using Google’s Android OS or Apple’s iOS. It gets even better as Google will make the app suitable for use even in poor connections, just like it has always done with a good number of its apps and services.
Even though Google Duo is a cool app, all eyes are on Google Allo. Despite the fact that there are dozens of text messaging apps out there, Google Allo is aimed at improving the experience any of the current apps offers. The main feature it offers is that it is smart, something that allows for better conversations. Given that many people prefer texting to calling, Allo is expected to gain huge traction with its smart services.
Some of the features that will be offered via Google Allo include a private end-to-end encrypted chat mode known as Incognito, language pattern recognition, inbuilt Smart Reply as well as access to Google Assistant right from within the chats.
As noted earlier, Google promised that it will release Allo and Duo sometimes this summer and given that it is already here, the apps’ release date should be imminent. There is, however, a better way to stay on top of the pack with respect to the two apps’ release date. For Android users, simply head over to the official Google Play Store and pre-register for the either Google Allo, Google Duo or both.