Google is all set to release their gen-next IM app, the Google Allo over the days to follow. While nothing has officially been declared from the company, regular leaks have been coming out via beta testers. In the past there have been a number of leaks surrounding this app. The latest update that we featured a couple of days ago indicated that the users will be able to delete messages from the app unlike Hangouts. The new update that we hear of today via Android Police tells us that the app might feature a Snapchat-like conversation where the messages automatically disappear. This is being called the Incognito mode.
Google made the word Incognito popular among a generation of users with their private browsing mode on the Chrome browser. A similar functionality now comes to the users of Google Allo. These chats will be end-to-end encrypted, and will offer unique identity keys to each participant. The chats in the incognito mode are easily identifiable with the dark blue background featuring the incognito mode logo.
They can also be identified in the conversation list with the same logo on top of the contact’s picture. The notifications that the users get too, would be private in this. The users will not be able to know the contents of a message until they open it. In addition to this, users can set expiry time for the messages – a feature that Snapchat is popularly known for.
In addition to all these features, users are also not allowed to take screenshots of incognito chats! Google Allo is indeed coming out with some unique offerings which would help establish it as a major IM app in the markets. The message expiration time can be set to 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, or off. Things are indeed looking interesting!