Chatting is so much more fun when you can converse in a language that is natural to you, a language that allows you to express the real you. As more and more non-English speakers get online, Google is focused on making their experience better, easier and more relevant. Towards that, Google is introducing Hindi language capabilities to the Assistant and Smart Reply in Google Allo. These new features will begin rolling out on Google Allo on Android and iOS, and they will be available to all users over the coming few days.
Talking about the launch, Amit Fulay, Group Product Manager, Google said; “Since it’s launch, Google Allo has received a tremendous response, especially in India, which has one of the highest numbers of Google Allo users. The Google Assistant, in particular, is one of the most loved features in Google Allo – one in every 12 messages in group chats are messages to the Google Assistant. We are enthused by this and today’s launch enables us to extend these features to the next millions of users in a language of their choice.”
Another unique Allo feature is “Smart Reply,” which make it easier for users to respond quickly, even when on the go. We found that every day more than half of people on Allo use Smart Reply. Powered by Machine Learning, Google Allo not just understands the text, but can also help with suggested responses to images sent by friends and family — all in Hindi.
Smart Reply will recognize the language you’re chatting in and begin to show suggested answers in that language. If you’re talking in English, it will continue to show English answers. But if you start talking in Hindi, it will show you suggestions in that language. You can also adjust the style through your device settings. So, now you can respond to your friend’s question “kya hal hai” with “Sab theek Hai” with a single tap.
Google Allo is a smart messaging app available on Android and iOS. Launched in September this year, Google Allo allows you to say more and do more right within your chats including making plans, finding information, and expressing yourself more quickly.