How to Install, Set up and Use Google Allo on Android and iPhone

Google Allo is primarily a messaging up for Android and iPhone users. It’s kind of similar to WhatsApp. Allo is based on your phone number, and it lets you send text messages to anyone in your contact list. Google highlighted three aspects of Allo that makes it unique from its peers and that ’s Expression, Google Assistant, and Security.

Installing Allo on Android/iPhone

  1. Click the Play Store or App Store on your device.
  2. Now type “Google Allo” and search.
  3. Press the three verticle dots at the upper right corner.
  4. Press to install it.

Set up Allo on Android/iPhone

  1. Press Allo app on your device.

Now you have to allow Allo access to your contacts, phone storage. Allow it to the SMS messages as well.

  1. Input your phone number.
  2. Put your verification code.
  3. Now you have to take a picture of yourself or choose one from the gallery.
  4. Write your name on it and press next.

To start a chat in Allo on Android/iPhone

  1. Press the Message action button at the lower right corner.
  2. Now you have to type a contact’s name in the search box, or you can scroll down to select it from the contact list.

To start a group chat in Allo on Android/iPhone

  1. Press the Message action button.
  2. Next, you have to press on “Start group chat” and add your selected participants to the group.
  3. Attach a name and avatar. You are now ready with the group chat.

To Remove previous chats, turn off notifications and block contacts from the group.

  1. Just select and hold any chat in the main inbox.
  2. Now you have to select “delete” from the group list.

You have to find it in the conversation options to stop notifications.

To start an incognito chat in Allo on Android/iPhone

When you validate Incognito Mode, It stops Google from storing a record of your previous conversation.

  1. Press the Message action button.
  2. You have to choose to Start an incognito chat. Now you have to input your contact’s name or scroll down the list to find the contact.
  3. Press the contact to initiate an incognito chat.
  4. You can press on the timer icon at the upper right corner to place a chat expiration timer. Now you have to push the timer duration. You also have the option to set it for anything from 10 seconds to 2 weeks or completely disable the feature.

To use the Google Assistant on Android/iPhone

Google Allo has a built-in search tool that permits you to instantly search things from the internet and share them with your friends.

  1. Simply press the Message action button
  2. You have to choose Google Assistant now.
  3. Now write anything like a cinema hall or restaurants nearby. Google will recommend you the cinema hall and eatery which is close to your current location.

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