Google set to launch messaging app

Google’s highly-anticipated smart messaging app could finally be set to launch this Wednesday.

According to well-known tech leaker Evan Blass, Allo will be released on Sept. 21, over a month after the firm’s new video calling app, Duo, was rolled out worldwide.

The new services were first revealed in May at Google I/O 2016, where it was said that both would be released this summer – and now, there are just days left to meet this deadline.

Google unveiled a new messaging app in May, to take on Facebook’s Messenger and Snapchat with new AI features. It can even analyse pictures and suggest a response, as pictured above

HOW IT WORKS

Allo will be able to access Google‘s smart assistant, which uses the firms neural networks and search engine.

It allows users to chat with friends and workers, and has a new feature called ‘shout’ allowing users to change the size messages appear depending on how important they are.

It also predicts responses to posts, and even pictures by analysing what’s in them, and has Google‘s assistant built in.

This allows the app to use Googe’s search capabilities to access the assistant when booking restaurants, using OpenTable to make bookings, for instance.

Allo will include the search giant’s new AI assistant, helping people with everything from booking cinema tickets to playing games.

And, it will also feature end-to-end encryption, and use AI to predict what a user will want to say – even being able to understand pictures and suggest responses.

The rumoured launch date was revealed on Twitter yesterday by @evleaks, who wrote ‘Hello, Allo (launches this week.)’

This was followed by a second tweet, which simply says, ‘9/21.’

The app allows users to chat with friends and workers, and has a new feature called ‘shout’ allowing users to change the size messages appear depending on how important they are

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