Google Allo is new chat app for Android and iPhone.
Google Allo, the instant messaging app from the search giant power by the new Google Assistant, will start going live for users across the world.
Signing into Google Allo is simple like on Google Duo. All you need is a phone number, and yes you can sync your Google account with this as well — recommended if you’re planning to use the Google Assistant feature. Google Assistant exists as a separate chat conversation where you can post some requests directly.
Allo identifies you by your phone number (which it verifies with a text message), which is great because it means you don’t have to fiddle with account setup. You can associate your Allo account with your main Google ID (for me, this happened automatically) or keep it separate if you’d prefer that.
On the other hand, that aggressive simplification has benefits. For example, Allo also doesn’t have any contact lists for you to maintain. It just piggybacks off your phone’s main contacts app. If your contact has Allo installed, they’ll show up on top.If your contact doesn’t have the app installed, one of two things happen. Both are actually kind of interesting.
Google Assistant First impression.
Allo brings Google's 'Assistant' to your phone today
AI-integrated chat app