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Google for India: Allo First Made Available in India; Hindi Assistant Coming Soon

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Google for India: Allo First Made Available in India; Hindi Assistant Coming Soon
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  • Google announced that Allo was first available in India
  • Google Assistant to be available in Hindi later this year
  • Google Duo has most number of users in India and US

Google at its Make for India event on Tuesday made several announcements including YouTube Go, a special YouTube app made for the Indian market. The company at the event also provided details on its existing products such as Allo and Assistant.

At the event, Google Product Lead for Communication Amit Fulay revealed that Google Allo was made available in India before any other country. To recall, Google made the Allo instant messaging app for Android and iOS available globally recently. Fulay added that Google will be rolling out the Assistant in Hindi later this year. The "Smart Replies" feature currently available to Allo users where it suggests responses to messages sent be users in English and Hinglish will also be available in Hindi. On privacy, Fulay claimed that all messages are encrypted in Google Allo app.

He also announced that Google works with independent emerging artists to make stickers available on the Google Allo app. Fulay at the Google for India event also announced that the Google Assistant will be soon available in more Google products though didn't specify a timeline for the same.

Talking about Allo and Duo, Fulay said, "We know Indians love to chat" and stressed that both these products are being made "India friendly." Fulay also announced that India, along with the US, has the most number of Duo users in the world.

At the Google for India event, the company also announced its new Google Station initiative which aims to provide partners an easy set of tools to roll-out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places.

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