A few weeks ago, Google mentioned about some new features Allo would be getting.  Now, Google Allo’s head of product has confirmed on Twitter about a new button for quick access to the Assistant. The update is now rolling out for everyone.

It was speculated that Google would add a new ‘quick selfie feature’, ability to add stickers to photos and a backup and restore feature in the upcoming update. Also, last month Google had made it possible to share files in a group chat.


This is what Google had to say:

The Google Assistant can help you share lots of information and content right in your chats, like movie showtimes, YouTube videos, or even pics of cats in hats (because why not?). So today we’re adding a shortcut to make it faster and easier to bring the Google Assistant into chats with friends. Just tap the Google Assistant icon in the compose box and your Assistant is ready to help.

Has your phone received the update? How useful is it? Let us know in the comments below.