Google had quite a few exciting new announcements at I/O 2016, but probably the one new thing it announced and that will end up being used by most people is its new messenger Allo.
Allo comes with a bunch of interesting and fun features: it supports emoji, stickers and a new Whisper Shout feature (you can control the size of the font, go small to wshisper and big to shout), but also supports automatic replies and integrates the new smart Google Assistant.
Those are all great features, but in a world of increasing government surveillance, there is one other feature about Allo that we're particularly excited about: privacy.
For secure and private chats, experts usually recommend the Signal private messenger for iPhone and Android, and/or Cryptocat for desktop. Signal, for instance, uses the well-respected Text Secure protocol that delivers end-to-end encryption and overall is seen as providing the better security method.
Good news is that Google's Allo has officially partnered with Open Whisper Systems, the developers behind the secure Signal app. This means that the new 'Incognito' mode in Allo will likely support the same very secure protocol and provide real private messaging to its users. And that might just be its best new feature.
You can register to get a notification when Google Allo will be available for download on Google's Play Store here.
source: Whisper System