Google's Allo App Turns Your Selfies Into Custom Stickers
Google today announced a new feature for its Allo messaging app that will take your self portraits and convert them into personalized sticker packs. Google says it is relying on neural networks to perform the behind-the-scenes magic. The company has a lengthy blog post explaining how it all works. The illustrated stickers will be unique to each user and can be personalized further with a handful of tools being tossed into the app. Google says it is debuting a single style of "sarcastic" stickers today, with more sticker pack styles to follow over time. Personalized selfie stickers are available to Allo for Android starting today. The app is free to download from the Play Store. Google says the stickers will reach the iOS version of Allo before too long.
Google's Allo Wants to Add Emojis for You
Google today rolled out an update to its Allo messaging app that may pepper your messages with more emoji. The Smart Smiley tool will suggest relevant emojis and stickers as people type to help spice up their missives.
GBoard for Android Gains Stickers and Bitmoji
Google today updated its GBoard mobile keyboard application for Android devices and added a handful of new, interactive features. Chiefly, the app gains support for stickers, which you can now slap into messages.
Google Allo Learns Hindi and Portuguese
Google today updated its Allo messaging app with two new languages. Allo now supports Hindi and Brazilian Portuguese for both Google Assistant and Smart Reply.
Google Allo Gains GIF Search, Animated Emoji
Google improved its Allo messaging service today with more expressive tools. Allo already allows people to search for and use emoji and stickers.