Leaked Google Allo screenshots show incognito chats, Snapchat-like expiring messages

Soon after Google began the rollout of its vidoe chat app Duo, new leaks screenshots about its messaging app Allo are out.


Soon after Google began the rollout of its vidoe chat app Duo, new leaked screenshots of its messaging app Allo are out. At Google I/O 2016, Erik Kay, director of engineering, communications products had introduced to the developers and the world Google’s new messaging app called ‘Allo’. It is already known that chats on Allo can be encrypted and feature something like the incognito mode on Google’s Chrome browser to offer end-to end encryption.

Now, early testers (via AndroidPolice) of Allo show some leaked screenshots of the incognito mode, talk about end-to-end encryption and its Snapchat-inspired feature.

According to the report, there will be different graphics in the background to differentiate normal chats from the incognito ones. White for regular and dark grey for incognito. The incognito chats will be end-to-end encrypted with unique identity keys for every participant. In fact, due to encryption, Google Assistant also won't work within incognito chats.

"Unlike regular chats, notifications are private and won't tell you the content of a message you receive in an incognito chat, just that you got one," the report adds.

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It will allow users to enable a setting that will alert each time the identity key of a contact has changed. And, like we know, it's not just Facebook that is ambitious about the ephemeral app Snapchat, Allo's incognito chats will also come with a expiry time set to 5/10/30 seconds, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week or there's an option to simply turn it off.

"Changing the time doesn't affect previously sent messages though, so if you've already sent an image or text or voice with an expiration date of a week, you can't make it disappear quicker by changing the time now to 10 seconds," the report further explains.

After the not-so-successful Hangouts, Google is ensuring no stone is left unturned to bring it back into the mobile messaging game.


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