Latest Google Allo update introduces Selfie Clips
Google Allo continues to improve and today the team has a pretty neat feature for you – Selfie Clips. This new capability makes it crazy simple to create a GIF and immediately send it to your Allo contacts. All you have to do is hit the “+” button within a conversation, select “GIF” and get recording.
— Amit Fulay (@amitfulay) May 31, 2017
Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, but how many words are short videos worth? Much more, clearly. Go ahead and give Selfie Clips a go. And don’t forget to hit the comments to tell us how you feel about them!
Google Allo version 11 hints at future Duo integration
May 31, 2017: Google Allo and Duo are already two closely related products, but a recent app teardown suggests they’re about to get even closer. According to a report from 9to5Google, Allo may be gearing up for Google Duo call integration. The information is based on stems from Google Allo version 11. Apparently, the code suggests that you may be able to make Duo voice and video calls from within Allo with the introduction of dedicated buttons. While you could be able to launch the call, 9to5Google speculates that these buttons may simply open the Duo app, however.
Incognito mode, chat backup and more
May 3, 2017: Google’s Amit Fulay has revealed some new features coming to Google Allo via Twitter. Fulay showed off an image of what the incognito mode for group chats looks like and, as with the standard incognito mode, the group version allows the user to set the time for when the chats will expire.
Chats can also now be backed up in Allo with the latest version, either on the smartphone’s local storage or via Google Drive. Users can backup and restore texts, as well as any image or video that was used in chats. Additionally, the latest Allo update adds a link preview to any URLs that are put in chats, which will allow you to see what the link is all about before you decide to click on it.