Google Allo to go live on September 21, according to Evan Blass

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It could be an important week for Google as the company is said to be releasing its marquee messaging platform for the public. Allo’s release date is, according to a very strong source, scheduled for September 21.

Going by what Evan Blass says, you’ll be using Allo this week. It would be more than four months after the messaging platform was announced at Google I/O 2016 alongside Duo, the video-calling platform.

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Allo’s primary features include Google Assistant, Smart Reply, Ink, Whisper Shout, Stickers, and Incognito Mode. Most of them rely upon AI-based technology in which the app analyzes conversations and makes suggestions.

Rather than tapping into your Google Account, Allo utilizes phone numbers for communication.

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)


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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.


  • Chuck

    It means everything we send through this app will be analyzed by Google Servers… nice… I’m looking forward to see more product suggestions based on what I talk with my friends *sarcasm”

    • http://www.google.com/+JosephProffer theProffer

      Then don’t use it…

    • Justin_Herrick

      As the other person said, just don’t use Allo. Your life will be the same without it.

      • Sufian

        True that. Google can still do things via other channels. They can see whatever we store on the phone; gmail, gallery, etc.