Allo and Duo

Google’s new smart messaging and video calling apps

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#3 Product of the DayMay 18, 2016



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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Based on what they've shared so far... Allo: What iMessage should be Duo: What FaceTime should be
It's a little surprising to see Google announce these as separate apps but it'll likely make more sense once we can start playing with them later this Summer (in hindsight, it's clear why Facebook split out Messenger).
vipul mishraHiring@vm4canvasflip · Co-founder & CEO,
@rrhoover +1 on "what iMessage should have been"
Drew Moxon@moxon · Product, Facebook Messenger
@vm4canvasflip @rrhoover not what it "should have been." what it should be, for Android. iMessage pushed the boundaries of the day back then. Apple should be thinking and working on some big updates to messaging and video/voice for iOS 10. if not, it's a huge missed opportunity.
Matthew Rappaport@nyactor · Host Comedian Social
@rrhoover What's the thinking to offer: Allo + Duo, Hangouts, Youtube In-App Messaging, & Spaces? I guess Google wants to give you enough options so you're not tied to one, but how do you know what your friends will actually use lol?
Laurie DesAutels@lauriedesautels · Marketing
@nyactor I see it beneficial to have a private video with anyone. iOS users can easily video chat like face time with Android. I've missed so many moments having an iOS extended family..
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Cap Locks Disrupted.
needs a blink tag
Ben TossellHunterPro@bentossell · newCo
Google in the messaging space with Allo and Duo I like the preview video feature. I'm going to use it as a mini-audition to whether I want to pick up the phone, depending on your mood; hungover - yes, crying - no, drunk - no, laughing your head off - yes. For future use Allo, Im more of a haha kind of guy :)
Calum Webb@calum_webb
@bentossell but what if someone is genuinely busy and you see someone trying to get your attention? Won't you just feel like a terrible person?
Laurie DesAutels@lauriedesautels · Marketing
@calum_webb @bentossell I think that is the idea of knock knock. You can let them know you are busy.. Or are you meaning if you choose to ignore completely?
Calum Webb@calum_webb
@lauriedesautels @bentossell I mean see someone "knock knocking" and then purposefully hanging up
Ben TossellHunterPro@bentossell · newCo
@calum_webb @lauriedesautels yeh I mean ignoring completely if I'm not in the mood ha
Laurie DesAutels@lauriedesautels · Marketing
@bentossell @calum_webb Gotcha! Yeah maybe it will have a dnd feature?
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Google's Video App has a cool new feature that lets you see a live video stream of who is calling so you know if you wanna answer
orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
@nivo0o0 lmao when he hanged up on his daughters
Laurie DesAutels@lauriedesautels · Marketing
@orliesaurus @nivo0o0 Lol ...They were cute!
Hanu@haniuman · Designer