Google Allo now supports Hindi Inputs
Launched in September this year, Google Allo is a smart messaging app that also includes Google Assistant that helps you get any kind of information you want and gets things done.
To make the Google Allo experience better, easier, and more relevant for non-English speakers, the company has introduced Hindi (India) language capabilities to the Assistant and Smart Reply in Google Allo. Starting today, these new features will begin rolling out for Android and iOS, and will be available to all users over the coming few days.
To start using the Assistant in Hindi, just type ‘Talk to me in Hindi’ or adjust the language setting on your device. Therefore, with the new update, if you start chatting in Hindi, the ‘Smart Reply’ will show suggestions in that particular language.
Since it’s launch, Google Allo has received tremendous response, especially in India, which has one of the highest number 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.
– Amit Fulay, Group Product Manager, Google
Smart Reply will recognize the language you’re chatting in and begin to show suggested responses in that language. So, now you can respond to your friends’ question “Kya haal hai” with “Sab theek hai” or a with a single tap.
Talking about other India specific rollouts, a couple of months ago, Google introduced handwriting input tool and Hindi language support to Google Translate, and more recently updated the app to add more support to the language. Targeting the huge Indian population, Google also extended this support for the language to its Search, Chrome and has also added Hindi UI to Android Jelly Bean.