8 Things You Can Do With ‘Google Allo’ Messaging App


Google Messaging App is not too different from other Apps in the market, but it has some features that distinguish it from WhatsApp and others similar applications in the market.

The App is Simple and very easy to use. You just have to spend some minutes to understand the App completely.

Here are 8 things that you can do with Google Allo Messaging App:

Profile Edit

You can add your name along and profile picture. That is all you have to do to set up your profile. To edit profile, go to the menu button, select your profile and then click on the edit button. Edit your photo or name and click on save.

Google Allo App Edit Profile

Use a Keyword to search messages

At the top of your screen is a   search bar, just click on it, type the message keyword and the result will pop up on your screen. The Tap this result along with a keyword to access that message.

For your information, the Search bar is present in the Android version of the App only yet.

Google Allo App Search

 Custom Sound Notifications for Specific contacts

You can set a sound notification for a contact to prioritize its messages. Go to Contacts Window chat.  Open the profile. You will see a list of notification sounds. Choose the one you want to play when this contact sends you a message. This feature is also available only for Android Phones.

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Use Google Assistant to find your Information

Google Assistant is a feature of Google Allo App which finds personal info for you, like Upcoming flights or the emails you received. It will display information in your chat box. Just Click on Google Assistant, type a keyword like “what are my flights”, results will be displayed in your chat box.

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Disconnect your Google account

Google Allow App uses your Google Account, but you have opted to disconnect it or choose some other account to connect with your App.  Just click on Menu button>> Settings >> Google Account.  Tap on ‘Disconnect’ and that is all you need to do. Similarly, you can add an account by following the same procedure and then clicking Connect at the end.

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Alarms, Events and Reminders

The Google Assistant feature has one more use in Google Allo App. You can use it to set Reminders, Phone, Alarm or Google Calendar. Just go to Google Assistant and type “add to calendar.”  If you want to see how your calendar looks like, type “show schedule.” Similarly, type Reminder to add reminders.  You can also use natural language to add a reminder like “Remind me to bath in 15 minutes.”

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Play Single and Multiplayer games

You can play both Single-player and   multiplayer games with Google Allo App. To play a game in chat, go to Google Assistant and type “@google” and “play games.” You can play emoji Movies and Emoji Riddle.

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Block people on Google Allo

 You can block a user, but first, you have to start a chat with him/her. If you are using an Android phone, go to chat list, find the name of that user, tap and hold till menu option appears on your screen. Choose Block option under the Menu.

If you are using the iOS device, then open the chat of that particular user, click on his/her profile picture. Tap on view Profile. On the profile page, you will see block option, click on it.

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