Google’s next big messaging app.
Weeks after Google officially rolled out its video calling app Duo, it looks like the company is now prepping for the release of Allo, the accompanying messaging app made for Android devices. Allo’s messaging features go beyond the normal text and will integrate Google Assistant along with support for stickers and other features that’s in direct competition with Apple’s revamped iMessage. The only difference is that Allo will be both available for Android and iOS devices.
Despite Allo not launching Duo a few weeks back, renowned leaker Evan Blass announced that Allo will be arriving this week – September 21st – to everyone. Google hasn’t made any announcement on the release date, but it’s rarely Evan gets anything wrong.
We still have to see if Allo will be a hit once is released. In the UAE, Duo still works for some users despite the country having a ban on all VOIP services. Similar services like FaceTime and Viber are all blocked.