Using Google’s upcoming messaging app is “dangerous”, according to Edward Snowden.
In a tweet, the whistleblower advised against using Allo, the search giant’s latest app, saying: “Google’s decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new Allo chat app is dangerous, and makes it unsafe. Avoid it for now.”
His warning came after Google’s security expert Thai Duong blogged about the app’s security features.
Allo, branded as a “smart messaging app”, offers extra features when compared to other services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Its ‘smart reply’ feature scans messages and suggests replies, and integrates Google’s other services like Google Search and Maps, all in a single app.