Update: According to Evan Blass, Google might be launching the hotly anticipated Allo on Wednesday, September 21. Mark your calendars!
Google announced their brand new Allo messaging service at IO, this year. We didn’t know exactly when it would launch, but the Search Giant did mention it was coming “later this summer”. Well, summer is about to end and we haven’t heard a thing about Google Allo… until today.
Evan Blass was a very popular personality online, mostly known for his leaks track record. Now he has retired from that ninja life, but still pops up from time to time to give us some murmurs. Today he is taking it to Twitter to let us know Google Allo is launching this week.
Hello, Allo (launches this week).
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 18, 2016
Out of the loop? Google Allo is a messaging service that promises self-expression, Google Assistant features and security/privacy. Some people compare it to WhatsApp, as it pulls users from your contact list, but it has its own set of features. These include a plethora of emojis and stickers, as well as smart replies, a virtual assistant, an incognito mode and more.
It is looking to be a good service, so let’s keep our eyes open for more details. Just keep in mind this is a rumored launch, so don’t hold your breath on it. It does seem very likely, though, considering the summer is ending this week and we were promised a late summer release.