While Facebook has been working on mundane bots, Google has upped its game by launching the new Allo Messenger. We’ve already tried it & Allo is wonderful. However, it can’t make video & audio calls, which was intentional as Google wanted their other app, ‘Duo’ to have those features & functions as a companion app to Allo.
Allo is a “smart messaging app” because it learns from your conversations & suggests basic things for you to say. Users can also use Google inside Allo by typing “@Google” and search for words or things to do or joints to eat at & also start a standalone chat with the Google Assistant chatbot account. All Allo messages are encrypted but only the “incognito chat” feature secures them at the device level.