Just kidding about the NSFW part. But, judging from the screenshots obtained by Android Police, it seems like Google Allo will feature some very sexually-suggestive stickers and (more importantly) it’ll let you delete individual messages.
Google announced Allo and Duo a few months ago, and Duo – the video calling app – has been pretty successful since its launch. Allo is Google’s new messaging app that is expected to launch very soon, and the folks at Android Police got to play around with it. And it seems like Google has some very cheeky stickers in store for us.
As you can see, you probably won’t have trouble expressing yourself with Google Allo’s stickers. On the one hand, we have all the familiar cute animal stickers. On the other hand, we have Julio the Bull, a “suave seducer,” who seems to love touching his nipples and showing off his bubble-butt. He asks, “Who’s your daddy?” LOL.
We also have a yellow bean with a condom over its head that urges you to “Rubber up!” While it’s good to see Google promoting safe sex, we’d be curious to see if Google implements a parental control option to restrict some of the more suggestive stickers from showing up.
More importantly though, Google Allo will let you delete individual messages, a feature that is absent on Google Hangouts. This simply means that you will have an option to delete individual messages in a chat thread on your end only. Once the message is sent, you cannot unsend it.
I’m not sure why Google Hangouts doesn’t have the option, but it’s definitely good to see that it’s available on Allo, at least for now. Of course, things could change until the final release, but it’s a sign that Google is at least considering including the option.
What are your thoughts on the Allo stickers? Cheeky or inappropriate? Let us know in the comments below!