Celebrating one year of Allo

Celebrating one year of Allo

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Just over a year ago, Google authorized the Allo messenger for the public, and initial criticism was somewhat scathing. Nonetheless, Google never abandoned its baby and has been consistently working on Allo, which is why I am celebrating its one-year anniversary.

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It may sound harsh but somewhat good is not good enough nowadays. Google had to take note of this when it presented its new messenger, Allo, at Google IO 2016. Hangouts, the established messenger, will continue to serve business purposes, while Allo was intended for consumers. Thanks to Assistant and stickers, Allo was meant to make a big splash in the market.
I can already say with confidence that this plan has not succeeded. Complaints in about about flawed SMS integration are common in its comments section, as well as confusion over the stickers or privacy.

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My messenger of choice needs to delight me and my friends with security and comfort.
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Even after a year, Allo is doomed to a shadowy existence and, well, I recently stopped using the messenger app. At the beginning, I quickly installed it, registered and immediately received a sticker from Sophia and got off to a perfect start. But that was about it. Although there are roughly ten entries in my contact list, most of them are colleagues from the tech industry who have probably tried out Allo once and still have a ghost account. Two private contacts are visible, but I can even get better results with Threema (which I actually still use with friends). The key issue is privacy. 
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Article originally published at: Droid Life