Allo and Duo - to replace Whatsapp and Facetime?
Google has done exemplary work on its brand new chatting apps - Google Allo and Google Duo - which comes with the Google assistant.
Allo is a messaging app that allows you chat with Google assistant directly in your chats. You can either chat with the assistant one-to-one or with friends. You can also ask the assistant for photos from you last night out, your agenda for the day or ask the assistant to suggest some Italian restaurants nearby; and all of that in the same thread.
Allo can be considered as a replacement to Whatsapp as the search engine giant also provides End-to-end Encryption, which was previously only provided by Zuckerberg’s Whatsapp. The new messaging app also offers an incognito mode for private chats with exceptional features like message expiration and discreet notifications. Google Allo includes Smart Reply that suggests some responses based on the context, making your chat more expressive, secure, fast, and smart.
Duo, on the other hand, is a companion app for video calling. The Duo makes is possible to make video calling faster even when your connection is not that good. The app that seems to be a competitor for Facetime has introduced a unique feature called Knock Knock that gives the user a live video of the caller even before she answers.
Both Allo and Duo work on phone numbers so you can communicate with anyone as it will work seamlessly with both Android and IOS smartphones. Both the apps will be available by the end of this summer.