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  1. The_Chief

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    That would be awesome!
     
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    I'm kinda intrigued and want to give this a try, but no one I know uses Hangouts (Whatsapp and FB Messenger are pretty popular over here), so I imagine even less will want to use Allo.

    Mrs Presidente will probably give it a go, but no one else.
     
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    Same here, I'll try it but no one else I know will. Certainly not most of my family so it really won't serve a purpose for me.
     
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    Come on, guys... I think it'll be just as big a hit as Duo! :p
     
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    Any one who has used it know if you can turn all that smart reply and Google Assistant nonsense off?
     
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    And Hangouts too?
     
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    It is available via apk mirror now.
     
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    I downloaded it from the play store this morning. I used it to send a few text messages.
    While it can't set as your default SMS app, you can send SMS messages from it. I think I read that this can only be done in the US and a few other countries right now.
    It's pretty neat. I'll play around with it more later.
     
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    I may give it a go too. If it can do SMS to anyone it may be OK. Hopefully my peeps won't get annoyed at the 'hey, download Allo now' message that will surely be attached.
     
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    The SMS thing is going to be annoying....

    I like Google Assistant though. So far.....:D
     
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    It has a ton of potential, but so did Hangouts.
    I don't like the white status bar. It washes out notifications
    I give it 3 stars because of the status bar and not being able to use it as my default SMS app.
     
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    Apparently it's OUT - I just installed Google Allo :)

    EDIT: It's pretty cool, but there are some growing pains. I can use it for messaging, but it didn't import any messages from Chomp SMS and there is no way to make it the default app. The text suggestions are very clever, and there are more than enough emoticons to make anyone happy. So far, so good... but I have a lot of learning to do.
     
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    http://phandroid.com/2016/09/21/allo-default-text-sms-messaging-app-android/

    I'm just curious what Google plans to do with Jibe and the planned RCS texting app???
     
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    I'm digging Google assistant but unless they decide to add and as default then I'm not sure how much I'll use it.
     
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    I saw a poll to the effect that 75% of users who downloaded Allo no longer use it. Including me. I played with it for all of a few hours and had maybe four conversations on it. But it's so limited in scope that I eventually uninstalled it. Fun while it lasted, I guess :)
     
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    I downloaded it but haven't installed it yet. Seems too many people are panning it as a poor solution. :(
     
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    It is. Don't bother ;)
     
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    I downloaded, sent a couple of text invites, got 1 response asking if someone had stolen my phone or if it was infected, no one else used it.

    Now uninstalled.
     
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    I am using allo as my daily messenger :cool: its is smart has an professional design. Got rid of WhatsApp
     
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    So all your friends and family downloaded it?
     
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    Nope :D I have really small circle of friends so I said them to download Allo and I am in touch with there using Allo . We already started two groups for our circle
     
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    Google Allo has beed released on 21st September 2016. Get ready and rush.
     
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    I did - I rushed to uninstall it :p :D
     

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