The latest update for the Google Allo borrows a feature that’s been around for a while in Facebook Messenger: you can now “react” to individual messages with a simple tap.
The new feature was confirmed by Google’s Allo and Duo leader Amit Fulay today via Twitter:
— Amit Fulay (@amitfulay) July 17, 2017
With the latest update, you should see a heart icon next to each message bubble, which you can tap to react. The number of people who have reacted is also shown as a badge. For now, it looks like “love” is the only option there, but the search giant will no doubt add more in the coming months. Along with this, v14 should bring under-the-hood enhancements like the ability zoom and blur messages according to the Twitter conversation on Fulay’s post.
The Allo update just started rolling out, so it may take a few days for it to reach your device. Let us know what do you think of this new feature in the comments!
Start Duo audio/video call right from your Allo chat
June 19: Google’s Amit Fulay has announced that the latest update to Google Allo allows you to start a Duo audio or video call from within the Allo app.
May 31: Google Allo added support for Selfie Clips, which makes it easy to create a GIF and immediately send it to your Allo contacts. All you have to do is hit the “+” button within a conversation, select “GIF” and start recording.
Incognito mode, chat backup and more
May 3: Google’s Amit Fulay has revealed some new features coming to Google Allo via Twitter. Fulay showed off an image of what the incognito mode for group chats looks like and, as with the standard incognito mode, the group version allows the user to set the time for when the chats will expire.
Chats can also now be backed up in Allo with the latest version, either on the smartphone’s local storage or via Google Drive. Users can backup and restore texts, as well as any image or video that was used in chats. Additionally, the latest Allo update adds a link preview to any URLs that are put in chats, which will allow you to see what the link is all about before you decide to click on it.
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