Our latest teardown of version 15 for Google Allo revealed that the messaging service’s web client should be here any day now, but while we wait for that, Google appears to be testing a smaller new addition that allows users to have quicker access to photo editing tools.
After you’ve sent a picture or custom sticker to someone within Allo, some users are reporting that there is now a small edit icon near the top right of these images. Tapping on this new icon will take you directly to Allo’s built-in photo editor where you can apply filters, text, and stickers.
You could previously access these features by holding onto an image you’d sent and then tapping the edit icon near the top right of the app, but this new implementation is much simpler and quicker to access.
I currently don’t have access to this latest addition to Allo, but Android Police reports that they do. However, as noted by AP, this rollout appears to be based on your device and not so much your Google account. So, if you have multiple devices with Allo v15 installed on them with the same Google account, you may not notice the new edit option on every single device when logged into the app.
There’s currently no word from Google as to when or if this faster image editing feature will be rolling out to everyone, but we should start seeing more and more users gaining access to it over the next days/weeks.