Google's smart messaging app Allo is finally becoming available to the public. The app is now available on Android and iOS. Announced back at I/O 2016, Allo is the first app to integrate Google Assistant, a chatbot that leverages the company's machine learning and AI smarts to provide answers, suggest replies to conversations, retreive your travel information, and so much more. Think of it as an evolution to Google Now.
Like Google's other messaging app Duo, Allo is primarily mobile-based. It isn't available on the web, and there isn't a desktop version — yet. You sign up using your phone number, and then associate your Google ID with the service. Google has a dedicated site that lists all the main features of Allo, and there's also a promo video for the messaging service:
Interested in taking a look at Allo? You can download the messaging client from the Play Store right now. In typical Google fashion the app will roll out over time, so if you aren't seeing it right away keep checking back in the store regularly.