Remember Google Allo? This was meant to be Google’s next big step in Android messaging, aiming to take on Apple’s iMessage and serving as the perfect replacement for the aging Hangouts.
A developer named Kelvin Nguyen has compiled together a desktop client for Google Allo based on the web version of the app. Previously, the Allo client could only be run on a Chrome browser, which basically meant that the user needed to keep a browser tab open at all times to send or receive messages. But this desktop client can be run without a browser, and can be set to run on startup (on Windows machines).
If you are among the handful of Google Allo users out there, you’d be happy to know that after months of teasing and being under preparation, Google has finally made Allo for Web live. This means that you will now be able to continue your Allo conversations through your PC.
Recently, Google Allo picked up an update that allows its to feature incognito mode for groups, backup/restore, and more.
There’s an update for Google Allo waiting in the wings, which will roll out at some point today, that will add some oft-requested features.
Google Photos Can Now Backup ‘Preview’ Quality Photos on 2G Connection; Duo Gains Audio Calling Functionality
Google has announced new updates to Allo, Duo, and Google Photos to better cater to users who have access to slow and spotty data network.
Google isn’t a stranger to messaging apps, and Allo is one of its newest, launched last year.
At its ‘Google for India’ event in New Delhi, Google today announced that it will be rolling out a more data efficient version of the Google Play Store for 2G networks, YouTube Go, and localised version of Allo and Duo.
Yesterday, months after initially announcing it, Google launched its new messaging app: Allo. Meant to be Google’s answer to the likes of WhatsApp and iMessage, Allo is a huge step up from Hangouts — Google’s current chat offering.