UPDATE 21 September: The Allo app is now officially available for download. The article has been updated to reflect this.
Back in May at Google’s I/O 2016 event, the internet giant announced two upcoming chat and video apps – Allo and Duo. Duo has already been launched and is available for download at the App Store and Google Play Store, and today the second of the two apps is officially available for download.
Allo is a chat app that is tied to your phone number, and has a whole bunch of unique and useful features on board, including a chat bot called Google Assistant. Unlike Google Hangouts that just lets you chat, send stickers, emojis and such with your friends, Allo can let you do a whole lot more.
In a demonstration given by the company, you can ask Google’s very own chat bot, known as @google, to display funny images, search info, or locate nearby restaurants, things you would normally do via the Google search app.
According to Google, the rollout will be done in stages. That means that some users may not see the app listed in their Google Play app. The Google Play link can be found here, so hopefully everyone can download and try the app out.
Check out our previous post to find out more about Google Allo, and stay tuned to our review of the app coming later today.