The new voice note dictation features as mentioned in the change log isn't working. Tried testing it several times and nothing happens. Understand supposed to be a setting to switch it on which also isn't there. Please fix asap! Allo and duo should be 1 app makes no sense. Some cool features. Needs a quotation feature in messages and also needs ability to choose dark background as well as voice calls. Finally needs to be the default sms messenger for Android otherwise why do we need yet another IM app?
Great app when it works. Good integration with gifs, smileys, stickers etc. Really like the special features like changing font and the ability to record and send gif messages. However, I've noticed the app is slow to update at times. I'm getting messages almost an hour later and sometimes stops displaying message notifications. Haven't been able to consistently replicate the issue to determine root cause.
Fantastic app. Easy to use, clean UI, has most of the features other high-end messaging apps have. Only problem I had with it was that even though I backed up all my conversations on Google Drive, on uninstalling and reinstalling the app it for some reason couldn't upload my backup (which it will ask you if you want to do upon installation) so I lost all my past conversations.
Allo is good that I accidentally try to incorporate it into other apps. Being able to instantly search for gifs, news, events, and movies right from the conversation is now a feature I can't live without. Adding incognito mode, along with easy group chat interfaces and in conversation photo taking and editing is superb. Trying to convert all my friends to use it is the hardest thing.
Love it! Especially on my Pixel 2 XL. I would like to have it combo with SMS so I don't have to use messages anymore. Could you guys please make this happen? As a Google Pixel user and my gf as well, we would both just use this all the time if we could set it as default for regular SMS.
Updating my review. Changed from 4 stars to 3. As a messaging app to communicate with other Allo users - it is really good. But I dropped my review to 3 stars because it still lacks SMS integration. SMS integration is a mission feature that Google seems to have forgotten about. As long as huge population of people do not use Allo and still use SMS as a tool for daily communication and yet Allo does not support it, then Allo is not very useful. Sure, I use Android Messages for SMS communications but I do not want to keep switching back and forth between apps for communication.
• Voice message transcripts: Automatic transcripts let you read voice messages right in chats.
• Bug fixes: Performance improvements for a better chatting experience.