Google ALLO Not Very Secure When Using The Built In Assistant

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  1. DroidModderX

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    Google's new ALLO messenger claims to be very secure. It utilizes end-to-end encryption in the Incognito mode. Any messages transmitted in the Incognito mode will not be stored. Any messages not using the Incognito mode will be stored by Google to help with Google Assistant. Storing messages will help Google Assistant become more intelligent by using people's conversations to learn conversational language.

    If privacy is your main concern you may want to find a different messaging app. If you are using the Incognito mode you won't be able to use the built in Google Assistant. Google Assistant is really what makes ALLO worth using. It can listen for key words in conversation and recommend places of business in response. Apparently there is an option to delete stored messages within the app if you wish to use Google Assistant and remain private. I am personally not worried about the "privacy concerns".

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    Has anyone ever noticed how Google will put out a product that is almost perfect, but then just doesn't get to the finish line?

    Why create something that is going to make the masses scream "Why" instead of "Hell Yeah"?
    Why create a chat app when we really need a great SMS app, that is an upgrade from the previous messaging app created by Google, akin to Google Messeger 2.0?

    [edit: Google doesn't make a "Messager"...yet]
     
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    Dead in the water. This app is going nowhere.
     
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    ugh... google... google... google... why..

    Such a great idea, but I don't want a chat app... I want a messaging app like Textra of Handcent or messages.

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    Google is always talking about how their ultimate goal for search and information is an LCARS style always listening "assistant" that can converse like a person. Maybe they tied this assistant in to Allo to learn how people speak to one another to ultimately be that assistant.

    That's the only thing I can come up with.

    Other than that, this is an unnecessary and terribly executed idea. It's like they added a "10" button to a phone dial pad.
     
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    Don't forget, Google always... and I mean always releases things that aren't fully fleshed out. Early gmail, hangouts, google+, so on and so forth. They've always released a working app then improved it using use feedback.

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    Not sure why people are upset about this... Do we seriously need yet ANOTHER chat/text/facetime type app? ...uhhh yeah, not so much.

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    Does Allo take in SMS?
     
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    2 years ago....

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    No. And when you use it to send SMS, it sends the recipient a message to install allo.
     
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