Google’s new chat app Allo will launch on September 21 according to rumours

Prolific mobile tipster Evan Blass has tweeted that Google’s much-hyped new chat platform, Allo, will launch this Wednesday on September 21st.


Allo was announced at Google’s I/O developer conference in May 2016 as a ‘smart messaging app’ that houses AI helper Google Assistant and uses machine learning to suggest replies when the user is on the go.

The app also features new ways of aesthetically livening up chats, like whisper/shout, which lets users adjust the size of text or emojis they send to convey enthusiasm, and a feature that allows users to write on pictures before they send them, in the manner of Snapchat.

Additionally, if incognito mode is enabled, conversations will be covered with end-to-end encryption. Allo’s sister app, video calling platform Duo, was released in August 2016.

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