Google’s AI-powered messaging app Allo is now available in the Canadian Google Play Store.
The app was originally shown off at the company’s Google I/O conference back in May where the tech giant highlighted the platform’s end-to-end encryption, temporary private messages, AI-powered responses and the ability to reply without typing via Google Assistant.
Signing up for Allo does not require a Google account, though just like most messaging services, the platform associates your phone number with the account.
Allo also pulls contacts from your address book, allowing users to send SMS messages to all contacts free of charge (for you) even if the recipient doesn’t have the app installed, though this costs the person you’re sending the message to money, depending on their mobile data plan.
Google’s new messaging app is also available in the Canadian iOS App Store.