Google has announced the launch of two new messaging apps at this years developer conference, the apps are called Allo and Duo.
Allo is designed to be a smart messaging app which apparently learns over time and it comes with a range of smart features built in.
Allo has Smart Reply built in (similar to Inbox), so you can respond to messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply learns over time and will show suggestions that are in your style. For example, it will learn whether you’re more of a “haha” vs. “lol” kind of person. The more you use Allo the more “you” the suggestions will become. Smart Reply also works with photos, providing intelligent suggestions related to the content of the photo. If your friend sends you a photo of tacos, for example, you may see Smart Reply suggestions like “yummy” or “I love tacos.”
Duo is a new video calling app which lets you video chat with anyone in your phonebook on multiple platforms including Android and iOS.
Duo calls are in crisp HD video (up to 720p) and audio. We’ve optimized Duo to work well even on spotty networks, so if bandwidth is limited it gracefully adjusts quality so you’re still able to connect. We also seamlessly transition calls between cellular and Wi-Fi, so you don’t need to worry about what network you’re on. Finally, we built Duo with privacy and security in mind and all calls on Duo are end-to-end encrypted.
You can find out more details about the new Allo And Duo messaging and video chat applications over at Google at the link below.