A majority of people are familiar to Allo by now. For those who aren’t, last year Allo was launched by the Mountain View giant with the intention to take over other chat apps, including WhatsApp. Ever since its roll out, the app is constantly been updated by the tech giant. It has brought in several features such as link previews, chat backups, personalized selfie stickers, and much more.
And once again, the tech giant is back with a new update. Yes, Google is introducing a new feature to its Allo chat app, that is, Selfie Clips. This new addition will enable the users to create GIFs through their selfie camera. The users can also send them as loops when having a chat with other Allo user. At present, not much is known about how much the user need to set up for the selfie clip, but will be cleared once the feature is rolled out.
Selfie Clips basically allows the user to create GIF loops of anything that is placed before the selfie camera and use them in conversations. Previously, a third-party material was used to send GIFs and a tool was used to make the one not available in the app. This feature was introduced by the team head of Allo, Amit Fulay. Initially, the only Android was availed with the new selfie sticker feature but was later even introduced to iPhone users too.
Apart from the Selfie Clips feature, the version 12 of Google Allo has also brought in other transforms such as redesigned compose bar. This new compose bar essentially has removed the ‘+’ icon that hides all the compose buttons. In this new layout, all of the buttons to insert distinct sorts of information and media to a message are displayed above the message bar. This has made them instantly available at all times rather than concealing them behind a click of the “+” icon in the earlier versions.
The updated app is accessible for iPhone as well as Android. Google Allo was also expected to roll out its Web client soon, but the latest report proposes that the public roll out is still a month or 2 away.