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Share photos, location, stickers, GIFs, and more

Show how you feel or where you are while chatting with someone in an Allo.

Send photos, videos, or location

  1. Open a chat. 
  2. At the bottom of the screen, choose from:
    • Take photo or video Take photo: To draw on the photo, tap Edit Edit. Then tap Send Send.
    • Insert existing photo or video Insert photo: To draw on the photo, tap Edit Edit.
    • Location Share location: Choose your current location or another location nearby. Tap Send Send. This feature works only on mobile.
    • Attach a file Insert file: Choose a file from your device’s library or your Google Drive. Then tap Send Now.

Send stickers, selfies, emoji & GIFs 

You can also create your own stickers or send a selfie.

Share emoji, stickers, memes, & GIFs
  1. Open a chat.
  2. In the message box, you can:
    • Search by keyword: Type what you want to say, then tap content search. You'll see emoji, stickers, and GIFs related to what you wrote.
    • Browse: Don't write anything, tap content search.
  3. Choose what you want to use:
    • Emoji or sticker: Tap the one you want. Or to see more, tap More More. To add more stickers, tap Add stickers Add sticker  and then Download Download.
    • GIF: Scroll to the far right, then tap GIF. Choose a GIF to send.
Create your own selfie stickers

You can use a photo of yourself to create personalized stickers. This feature only works on Allo's mobile app.

  1. Open a chat.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, in the compose bar, tap Insert sticker Add stickerand then Add stickers Add sticker and then Camera Take photo.
  3. Tap Create.
  4. Position the camera so your face fits inside the screen, and take a photo of yourself.
  5. Choose what to do next:
    • Redo: Retake your selfie.
    • Customize: Personalize your sticker pack by changing how the person's features, like its hair color or face shape. When you’re done, tap Save.
    • Save: Tap to save your sticker pack.
  6. Your stickers will be saved together in a group. To send one in a chat, follow the steps to share stickers.

Note: Google uses your photo's information to create a personalized selfie sticker that looks like you. Google keeps your photo and the sticker pack on its servers for about 24 hours.

Deleting and editing your selfie stickers:

  • Delete your personalized sticker pack: Tap Insert sticker Add sticker and then Add stickers Add sticker and then My stickers  and then Delete delete.
  • Edit your stickers: Insert sticker Add stickerand then Choose your custom sticker to edit and then Tap and hold your finger on the sticker and then Edit. You can add stickers or text, or draw.
Take quicker selfies

You can take a selfie while chatting.This feature is only available to some people, but we're working to make it more widely available soon.

  1. Open a chat.
  2. In the compose bar, tap the camera Take photo.
  3. Position the camera so your face fits inside the circle, and take a photo of yourself.
  4. Tap Send Send. If you want to retake your selfie, tap Undo.

You can view the full-screen camera by swiping up. To switch to the front-facing camera, double tap in the camera preview area.

See the media you've shared

To see what media, like photos or videos, you've shared in a chat, tap the person's profile icon and then  Chat details  and then Shared media.

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