At Google I/O conference this year, the company announced that it would release two new chat apps. Google Allo is supposed to be a new messaging app while Google Duo is exclusively for those who prefer video chat and has already been released earlier this week. However, not much is known about Google Allo, but this will change thanks to new info obtained by Android Police.
According to them, the app is currently being tested, at least its messaging component. They have managed to obtain a few screenshots that show what kind of stickers will be available in the app as well as new info about a message deletion feature, besides the Google Assistant and Smart Reply features already shown by Google.
If you’re not very familiar with messaging apps, know that stickers have become a central part of an app’s overall experience as you can easily communicate a wide range of actions and states through these types of quirky pictures. Allo will offer 24 sticker packs with 24 stickers in each one. This adds up to 576 in total. The default setting of the app has only three packs enabled, but you can easily add the rest through its options menu. Unfortunately for some people, custom stickers will not be available on the app. People can console themselves with the fact that they will have the option of arranging the order of the stickers, with your favorite ones being displayed on the left side of the list.
The overall art style of the sticker is similar to that in Google Hangouts, but some packs are more daring than others. One pack features Julio the Bull, showed while he’s touching his nipples and displays his bubble but while asking ‘Who’s your daddy?’ This may appear distasteful to some users, but those who actually use stickers will consider it mostly amusing and cheeky.
The most important feature of Google’s Allo app is the ability to delete individual messages from a chat window. A similar feature is already available in apps like Telegram that already allows users to delete messages only from their end of the conversation. A more advanced feature has been announced for the new Yahoo Messenger app. It will allow users to delete a message completely from the chat of all participants.
The new information regarding Allo is most likely from an early version of the app. A lot can change until its final release.
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