Why you want Google’s Allo

Should you get Google’s Allo? The answer is: Yes!

As a messaging app, Google’s new Allo isn’t great. Specifically, it’s functionally indistinguishable from any number of apps that have been around for years.

But there’s one reason why you should want to use Allo every day: artificial intelligence.

There are dozens of messaging apps, and each has its own unique list of features. For example, iPhone users may feel compelled to choose between Apple’s iMessage, which recently gained the ability to run iMessage apps, and Allo for iOS.

So for the sake of understanding Google’s new messaging service, let’s talk about how iMessage compares with Allo.

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