GOOGLE announces the launch of its new Allo app which can answer messages for you. WhatsApp maybe the world’s most popular messaging app but it’s facing some stiff competition.
This new platform has a number of unique features over its rivals including the ability to offer responses tailored to individual users text messages and video content.
The “smart reply” function brings up suggestions for your response so you don’t have to type anything.
And it’s so smart it can suggest emojis as replies as well.
This works by swiping up or down on the screen to make the font size or emoji bigger or smaller.
Like most messaging apps, Allo can send video and images but it includes a neat trick not seen on this type of app before.
Once you’ve chosen the image you want to send you can doodle on it with your finger.
You can chat one-on-one with the assistant, or call on Google in a group chat with friends.
Either way, you no longer have to jump between apps to do things like book a dinner reservation with friends, get up-to-date sports scores, settle a bet, or play a game.
The assistant in Allo lets you bring things like Search, Maps, YouTube and Translate to all your conversations, so that you and your friends can use Google together.
There’s no official launch date for Allo but it should be available on Android and Apple devices later in the year.
Google also announced a host of other tech news including its new Home speaker that can control your house.