Google Allo is finally available on the web… sort of

Phillip Butler
August 16, 2017

Allo was originally unveiled at Google's I/O developer conference in 2016 alongside video chat app Duo. After successful pairing, the browser will load your Google Allo conversations.

Finally, Google has released the web client of its messaging app Google Allo. Unfortunately, it's only available on Android and Chrome but Google promises iOS support is coming soon.

Moreover, the app won't work on a mobile browser which makes it safer and secure.

Assuming that, open your Allo App on the Android Device. Web support is an important piece to getting more people using Allo, but whether it's enough remains to be seen.


Are you excited about Allo for web? From that point, you will have to scan the QR Code. All of your conversations will now pop up on the screen, be showing a status that you're signed into it. As you may have already guessed, this is the web version Google Allo. So, if your phone runs out of battery or if you exit the mobile app, Google Allo for web won't work. It is also reported that the Google Allo for Web will keep a history log of requests. However, the web client works just fine with v15 too. The option to scan is now available only for Android users, but is expected to be rolled out on the iOS app soon. For Google not to go this route, especially after so much development time, is quite baffling. Just like Gmail, it also has smart replies and using machine learning, it gives you options on how you should reply with just one tap. You can even access the sticker gallery to download more sticker packs.

Do you use Allo?

To recall, Google Allo was unveiled for the first time at the company's I/O developer conference held past year, alongside "Duo". Of course, tapping it on at the moment tells you that you'll need to scan a QR code at allo.google.com/web which isn't yet active.

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