About a week ago, Google launched their new messenger app, Allo. The app was initially announced and shown off at Google I/O earlier this year, but it was only last week that it was finally released for both iOS and Android devices. How’s the app doing? Turns out it is doing pretty well.
According to the numbers from the Google Play Store, it has been revealed that Allo has been installed more than 5 million times. Note that this number is only for Android, meaning that combined with iOS installs, that number could be even higher. The app also managed to secure the $1 spot on the Play Store over the weekend, but it has since fallen.
One of Allo’s strengths is that it comes with Google Assistant baked into it, thus giving it “smarter” features that a normal messenger app might not have. However recently Google has come under fire over Allo’s privacy features. When the app was launched, Google said that Allo will only store messages transiently and in non-identifiable form when used in Incognito Mode.