Tag Archive: Allo


It’s official: Google is shutting down Allo by March 2019

Update: Google has confirmed in a blog post that it will shut down Allo by March 2019. The company has shifted focus to Messages for texting, Duo for video calls, and Hangouts Chat and Meet for G Suite customers.

Original story follows:

Google Allo will soon see the end of its short life, according to 9 to 5 Google who has received a tip from a source familiar with the matter.

Allo was designed as the next big  [Read More…]

Google to evolve Android Messages into ‘Chat’ using RCS, pause Allo development

This may finally be the one Google chat service that works.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Google has a plan to launch a unified messaging system. Right, it’s done this what feels like a dozen times before — but the reality is it’s been like half a dozen, and that’s still bad. Google Talk, Google Voice, Google+ Huddles, Hangouts, Allo … yeah, not a set of successes right there. The latest attempt, according to a  [Read More…]

Google Allo on the web will soon work without phone requirement

Back in August of last year, Google officially rolled out a web app for its messaging platform, Allo. While that did add a bit of oft-requested functionality to the messaging platform, it still required a phone to work properly. That means the handset not only needs to be turned on, but it also has to have a data connection. But it looks like that’s changing soon.

Justin Uberti, the lead engineer of the Google Duo team, recently posted on Twitter  [Read More…]

Allo and Duo Head of Product leaves Google for Facebook

Amit Fulay is no longer leading the Allo and Duo charge.

If you’re a frequent user of Google’s Allo and/or Duo, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Amit Fulay. Fulay has been serving as the Head of Product for Real-Time Communications at Google since back in 2010, and along with the more recent Allo and Duo, Fulay also played a big part in creating Hangouts.

However, Fulay’s time at Google has come to an end. On  [Read More…]

Allo for web gains support for Firefox, Opera, and iOS app

All for web is ditching its exclusivity to Chrome and Android by expanding to Firefox, Opera, and its iOS app.

After nearly a year of patiently waiting, Google released a web-based desktop client for Allo in August in the form of “Allo for web.” Allo for web was only supported on Google Chrome upon its release, but today, the service can now be used with Firefox and Opera web browsers.

The announcement came from Amit Fulay (Head of Product  [Read More…]

Google Allo has finally come to the web browser

Google Allo now has a desktop client, available from any web browser.

Google’s Allo messaging client is nearing its first birthday, and the service is finally launching one of the biggest components of other messaging apps: a desktop client. I didn’t use Allo at all for the first nine months of its existence because I could not have my phone at my previous job, and no web interface meant I could not use the service during the day. Google  [Read More…]

Google Allo is now available in your browser

Google launched the Allo Messenger last year to Android and iOS devices. It was the first app in Android to come with the AI powered Google Assistant and it received a lot of positive reviews from users around the world. While the app is largely popular and has over 10 million downloads, it still couldn’t […]

Allo: Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know to get started with Google’s messaging service.

Allo is a smart messaging service that relies on the Google Assistant to serve up contextual suggestions. Assistant lives on as a chatbot within Allo, and you can invoke it to offer recommendations on nearby points of interest, tell jokes, play games, and much more. It’ll also suggest contextual replies in conversations, provide you with score updates for your sports teams, along with weather and  [Read More…]

Top Allo features you need to know

‘Allo Allo.

Allo is Google’s latest attempt at a messaging app that competes with the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, both of which boast a userbase of over a billion users. The main differentiator for Allo is Google Assistant, a chatbot that provides answers to your queries by drawing on the search giant’s machine learning smarts. AI is at the core of Google’s strategy, with Assistant available on hundreds of millions of phones as well as  [Read More…]

Google Allo desktop version is coming in the few weeks

Ever since Google launched the Allo messaging app last year, users have been requesting a desktop/web version. The company teased the desktop chat client earlier this year, without revealing an expected release date. But now it seems we’re nearing its release. Head of Product for Google Allo and Duo, Amit Fulay replied to a user […]