Google Allo updated with a pair of Android 7 Nougat features

Google Allo updated with a pair of Android 7 Nougat features
Google has updated its messaging app Allo to support features present in Android 7.0+ Nougat. These are the built-in split screen feature (Multi Window) and inline replies from the notification shade.

To launch Allo in split screen mode, open the app and hold the recent apps button on your device – it's shaped like a square on Nougat devices like the Google Pixel or the Nexus handsets. You can then open any other app you want to use while keeping Allo active and on top.

As for inline replies, simply pull down on the notification shade when you receive a notification from Allo, and tap Reply. The keyboard will show up and you are ready ti start typing.

Allo can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here. It doesn't require Android Nougat to function, although the new features it received in the latest update are indeed limited to the new platform.

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4 Comments

1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

With the new pixel phone having the assistant Google allo really seems like a useless messenger app since I'm pretty sure the next Android devices coming out in the next year will all come with the assistant integrated.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Actually I understand what they are doing. Currently they do have two separate voice assistant, Google Now and Google assistant. Google assistant is new need testing so pixel users and Allo users would providing that, Google Now has matured and it's providing the stable voice assistant to the rest of the Android handset til it's EOL. I do prefer allo messaging over hangout for its quick reply and Google assistant. Yes it's useless to some but for geek we like to try out new tech and Allo provide us the link to Google assistant.

3. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

SMS support?

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nope.

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