Google Allo: 8 Initial Steps on How to Start Using the WhatsApp Competitor

By now we all know what actually Allo is. If you are still unfamiliar, it is a brand new messaging app from Google supposedly built to take on WhatsApp and iMessage by offering a more personal, mobile-first experience than the old, creaking Hangouts app.

Google Allo: 8 Initial Steps on How to Start Using the WhatsApp Rival

As Google's official blog says Google Allo can help you make plans, find information, and express yourself more easily in chat. Allo is made to make your chatting experience smarter. On the other side, if you don't have anyone to chat with, you can just talk to Google Assistant, Google's own digital assistant. You'll never ever feel bored!

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If it sounds interesting enough to you, here's a guide you can start using it. Follow these steps.

See Also: How to Use Incognito Mode in Google Allo

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Step 1. Sign Up with Allo

We presume you are aware of the application installation process in a smartphone. Note that Google Allo is available for Android (4.1+) and iOS (9.1+) devices.

Now if you own of them, just simply download the app from play store and let Allo access your contacts, messages, and local storage. Moving ahead, once you accept the terms and conditions, you'll need to verify your phone number (told you, this is alike WhatsApp) and your sign up is done.


Step 2. Create A Profile

Once you are done with above process, you'll be asked to  create your profile. All you need to do is set a profile picture and provide your name.

Step 3. Let Google Assistant Welcome You

By the time your friends arrive at Allo, you can spend a witty time with the bot, Google Assistant. the assistant not only keeps you engaged, but also does a lot of Useful tasks.

You no longer need to leave a conversation with friends just to grab an address, share your favorite YouTube video, or pick a dinner spot. Just type @google to bring your Assistant into any group chat. And of course, you can also chat one-to-one with your Assistant in Allo.


Step 4. Smart Replies Saves Your Time A Lot

'Smart' replies are very handy and it can save you some typing if they've correctly predicted what you were about to say next. for instance, you can send a quick 'yup' in response to a friend asking 'Are you on your way?'

Also, whether you're a 'haha', 'LOL' or ':-D' kind of person, Google Allo's smart reply can adjust to your style.

Step 5. Express Yourself Better with Photos, Emojis, and Stickers

Allo's rich canvas of stickers and emojis make you chatting more expressive alike Whatsapp and Facebook Messanger. Click on the '+' sign, choose your sticker and hit 'Send'. That's all.

Step 6. Shout and Whisper through Chat

Google Allo's 'Volume' feature is all new in the instant messaging category. Ultimately, it is the size of the text that pops up on screen, and you can set the size. If it is large, that means you are shouting, and whispering when the text size is small.

Step 7. Start Group Chatting

Group chats are pretty much the same as other messaging apps. When you select the option to begin a group chat, you'll be asked to tap on the various people you want to join, then name your group, choose an avatar, and tap done.

Step 8. Incognito Mode

Don't want your chats to be seen? Start over incognito mode. Here you can continue your chatting like the normal, but the only thing that makes it secret is your chat will be auto-deleted within an hour.

That's pretty much with Google Allo. Hope you have liked and find the post useful.


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