Going Raw on ALLO

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  1. pc747

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    After using ALLO for the past 4 days here are my thoughts while touring the CNN area.

    After 4 days are you still using it?
     
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    Deleted after an hour. Another worthless effort by Google.
     
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    Same here, after reading all the issues with security etc.

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    pc747, there is nothing I can disagree with you in your opinion of Allo. It would seem they could have just added the changes/enhancements to hangouts.

    Jonny Kansas mentioned (somewhere) that he thought maybe the purpose of Google having both apps is to make hangouts more for business and Allo for social. I think people would rather reduce the number of apps that have similar functions. Why do we need one for business and one for social? Why not include a function in one app to have two or more different social purposes (business, friends, family, customers, etc) where you select a tab at the top to go to the group you are texting.

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    I would rather them keep hangouts as the main and allo for business since it requires a number and people in the group.
     
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    I think they need to combine the features of both into one app (why do we need two) and if they want to make a distinction between business & social, do it within one app.

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    My wife & I have been using it in place of texting. That's it. I may dump it though, because I found out today when I took the baby to get his brother's birthday cake that it doesn't support voice to text from Android wear.

    What I said elsewhere is that I read something that hangouts might be transitioning to a business only app. Not necessarily that you'd use it for business & allo for personal, but that hangouts would be for businesses & allo for consumers.

    I also don't get allo & duo being separate.

    Didn't Google just go through a period of consolidating apps a few years back?

    Isn't that why they rolled Google Voice into hangouts?

    I'll keep so around for now, but until I can text everyone I know without spamming them to install it, I'll only use it to talk to my wife.

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