Google Allo new update will bring some new features which will include chat backup capabilities, allowing you to store your past chats locally, in the cloud on Google Drive, or both. Next up, group conversations can be had in incognito mode too. Previously, this was only available for one-on-one chats. Incognito mode enables end-to-end encryption and lets you set an expiry time on your messages. Google Assistant and Smart Replies aren’t usable in this mode.
It will also receives link previews for URLs that are shared inside chats. This lets you see what a link is pointing to before tapping on it. All of these features are rolling out via a server-side switch starting today.
Google Allo is also rumoured to have getting a web-based client, or SMS support in future updates but there is no ETA for that at the time.On the other hand, Duo, Google’s video calling app, is currently boasting over 50 million downloads in the Play Store for Android.