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Are you using Google Allo? [Poll of the Week]

Google's new smart messaging app, Allo, just launched last week. Are you using it? Be sure to place your vote in our latest Poll of the Week!

Published onSeptember 26, 2016

Last week's poll summary: Alright, alright, we heard you. Out of over 5,000 total votes, an overwhelming 73% of our readers said they had no plans to purchase an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. 14% of our readers said they plan on buying the iPhone 7 Plus, while 8.7% said they plan to buy the iPhone 7.

In case you missed it, Google Allo finally made its way to the Play Store last week. Featuring Google’s smart new Assistant, tons of sticker packs, incognito chats and more, Allo is turning out to be a pretty awesome messaging app.

In the week or so since Allo has been out, I’ve really enjoyed using Google Assistant’s subscription feature for getting daily weather and NFL reports. And, it’s a small thing, but Whisper/Shout is actually super fun to use.

Of course, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, though. In its current form, Allo can’t be used on more than one device at a time. And if you do happen to switch phones, your chat history won’t transfer over for some reason. Plus, it can’t be used as a default SMS application, so you’ll need to get people to download Allo if you want to chat with them. There is a weird workaround called App Preview Messaging, but it’s not something you should necessarily rely on.

With all that said, we want to know – are you using Google Allo, or is the new messaging app not for you? Be sure cast your vote in the poll below, and if there’s something you need to add, feel free to speak up in the comment section. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

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