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You can now send GIFs in Allo with Google's new chatbot, Lucky
While they might not be what everyone has been asking for, Google has been working hard to bring a number of fun new features to its smart messaging app, Allo. We’ve seen new Star Wars and Stranger Things-themed sticker packs, Chrome Custom Tabs support, and much more. If you’ve been waiting for SMS support, a web client, or any other useful feature, we’re sorry to say those still aren’t here. What is present in this new update, though, is a new way to send GIFs to your friends.
Previously, Google Assistant was the only chatbot baked into Allo, but now there’s one more – Lucky. In what’s likely a nod to the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button on Google.com, calling upon Lucky in any of your chats will provide you with the GIF of your choosing. Say, for instance, you’d like to send a puppy GIF to your friend. Just open your chat, type @lucky, then type the word “puppy”. Lucky will then post a puppy or puppy-related GIF to your chat.
It appears only some users have the ability to use Lucky at the moment, while some users still don’t. If you’d like to give Lucky a shot, make sure you grab the latest version of Allo via the Google Play Store link below.