When it comes to messaging apps, there are a few engrained options, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and Telegram that most people rely on. Getting recognized amongst these well-established apps is not very easy and requires the implementation of features that are interesting and unique. That’s exactly what Google intends to do with its new mobile-only messaging app called Allo.
If you think Allo is just a chat App, you are in for a big surprise. Although in its essence, Allo is a messaging app, its unique feature is that you can use Google Assistant during your conversations. Just like Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, Google Assistant helps you carry out many of your daily tasks efficiently. The app has answers to everything you want to know!
The AI-based smart app comes with plenty of advanced features that are not available in the other messaging applications. That’s exactly the reason why the app has been downloaded by millions of users ever since it was made available to the public. Allo is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Many a time, people get tired of using apps on their phones and wish they could download a Mobile App For PC. In the case of Google Allo, if you want to use it on your computer, all you should do is
• Visit allo.google.com/web on your PC
• Open the Google Allo app on your smartphone, select menu, and choose Allo for web
• Using your phone, scan the QR code displayed on your PC
Once you’re done, the Google Allo account on your smartphone should be in sync with your computer.
Things You Can Ask Allo
If you are new to Allo, here’s a list of things you can do with the app:
First things first, you need to download and install the Allo app on your smartphone. The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
After installing Allo, launch the app and select Google Assistant from the list of contacts. Now you can directly talk to Google Assistant. The basic idea is that while having a conversation with a contact, you can access information through Google Assistant without leaving the messaging app.
It’s just a matter of asking questions directly to Google Assistant and issuing commands such as the ones listed below:
Search for Nearby Places
New to a place and don’t know where to go? Just ask Google assistant to list the nearby restaurants or hotels or pubs or movie theatres or ATMs or wherever you want to go, and you’ll get the required information within seconds! Easy and convenient, isn’t it?
Get the Weather Forecast
Say you want to go out and would like to get details of the day’s weather. Simply ask Google Assistant “What’s the weather like?” You’ll get all the information pertaining to the day’s weather.
If you want to call someone but want to avoid searching the contact list for the phone number, an easy way would be to ask Google Assistant to call the contact. Just issue a command like “Call mom” or “Call Amy” and the Assistant will make the call for you. You can also ask the app to make a video call if you want to.
Translate a Foreign Language
Suppose you are in a foreign country and finding it difficult to understand the local language. With Google Allo on your smartphone, this is not a problem at all. Google Assistant can help you find translations in over 100 languages!
If you are in France and want to say, “Nice to meet you”, just issue the command – Translate “Nice to meet you” to French or How do you say, “Nice to meet you” in French? Google Assistant will provide the French translation instantly.
Set up Reminders
Keep forgetting important tasks, meetings, and events? Why not ask Google Allo to help you? With the help of Google Assistant, you can set reminders and it’ll surely remind you when the specific time arrives. This way it is guaranteed that you’ll never forget anything!
The commands can be anything like “Remind me to call mom at 4 PM” or “Schedule a meeting for tomorrow at 10 AM.”
The ability to interact with Google Assistant while chatting is a great feature because it lets you access information and makes use of a wide range of functionalities in a quick span of time. While it may be a struggle for Google Allo to stand out from the pack, the power of Google Assistant will definitely win the hearts of the users. Are you using Google Allo? Let us know what you think about the app!