Google has unveiled its AI-powered messenger app Google Allo with voice-call support today for iOS and Android users. The app is currently live in selected geographical regions including India, while the company said that it would be rolled out worldwide in the coming days. Allo is designed to sort of 'auto-complete' messages by predicting answers to questions in a conversation, or creating a standardized set of replies by learning user behavior. Apart from this, the app can help users to make plans with friends, fetch information from the web; for e.g. if you need to make a dinner plan with another person, you can use an in-built Google Assistant to display restaurants nearby and subsequently save the plan in your calendar. Google claims that “the more you use it, the more it improves over time.” Following is a low-down of features in Allo and how the app learns to adapt to the user. Incognito mode and end-to-end encryption: All chats in Google Allo are encrypted using Transport Layer Security, which is a protocol to encrypt messages while it’s being delivered, but is not necessarily end-to-end encryption. Only when a user is using the incognito mode in Allo, all messages will have end-to-end encryption. The incognito mode will also provide additional privacy features like discreet notifications and message expiration. Smart Reply feature: A user can respond to messages like “Are you on your way?” with just a tap; the Smart Reply feature will pop-up pre-saved replies like a “yup”, “yes”, “yea”…
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