Allo and Duo - to re­place What­sapp and Face­time?

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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.

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