Google Allo update brings incognito mode for groups, link preview, more

Google continues to add new features and improvements to its Allo application on a monthly basis. While one of the previous updates brought support for Android Auto and animated emoji, the new version of the app includes even more enhancements.

Google Allo's head of product has just tweeted about the new features the Android app is getting in the latest update. The most important seem to be the fact that users will be able to do backup chats and restore them whenever they wish.

Secondly, Google Allo gains incognito mode for groups, which means that group messages will not be saved as long as this particular feature is active. The last new addition to the app is link preview, which allows Allo users to preview an embedded link directly in the chat.

The new update has already been pushed to the Google Play, so if you already have Google Allo installed, you might want to check for the new version.

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4 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Still no end-to-end encryption, eh? Oh well... Good luck, Google...

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Allo's incognito mode has had end-to-end encryption since day 1https://whispersystems.org/blog/allo/

2. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

allo been had that

4. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

It should have been good "BYE" since no ever uses it anyway.

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