Google recently launched its new messaging app which competes with the likes of Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger, just last week with one of its unique features being the Google Assistant. It jumped to the #1 spot on the Play Store’s free app listings with over 1 million downloads about four days back. Over the weekend, it has crossed 5 million downloads, although right now its rank rests at number 8.
Google is also expecting Google Allo to go viral just like Duo, which crossed 10 million downloads within a month of the global launch.
Meanwhile, Google said it will comply with rules and regulations of India.
Google is expecting more and more people will download Google Allo within few weeks and this will do the trick for the tech giant.
To make Google Allo a hit, the company is tweaking it for India users and will bring the Google Assistant, which is part of Allo, in Hindi and other regional languages.
One of the main draws into the app has been the preview version of Google Assistant, which is essentially a bot on the app that you can ask pretty much anything. It is backed by Google’s search capabilities among other things, as it shows you contextual search results within the app without ever needing to switch to another app. Also, the assistant suggests contextual replies to the conversation, even when it involves images.
The app is looking at third-party integrations, as it already allows you to subscribe to certain things like a daily weather update. We could be looking at online table reservations, hotel bookings and more. But needless to say, there have been concerns regarding privacy, with Google making the encrypted chat feature optional.