Google Allo now available for web but only for Android users

Posted August 16, 2017

To recall, WhatsApp Web was also limited to Chrome when it launched; it was later made available on other browsers like Safari.

We do know that this program is now trying to get into the emerging markets.

The schedule sounds about right.

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Google Allo was first introduced at I/O developer conference a year ago alongside the video app known as Duo. The two are connected in a similar manner in which WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for desktops are, requiring users to scan a QR code rendered by the browser client with their mobile app before being allowed to use the service. Again, this is only available for Android devices for now, but the landing page does indicate that iPhones will be supported down the line. While this is a nice addition, it doesn't mean that you won't have to install the Duo app on your phone in order to make a call. If you normally browse with Firefox, Safari or Edge, you'll need to fire up Chrome or opt to continue without Allo web. By bringing the app to the web, Google is making the app more accessible for those who have adopted it as one of their primary forms of communication, which could increase its longevity. Then, open the app on your phone, tap the side menu button, and select Allo for web.

Google launched the web-based version of Allo. The smart messaging application will let you chat with your friends with many features like stickers, smart replies and much more.

If, however, you don't count yourself among that group, getting up and running with the Allo web app is fairly straightforward. It's sort of similar to the user interface of Facebook's Messenger - the web version, to be more specific. You will not have access to notifications and privacy settings. You can also send attachments and invoke Google Assistant inside different threads to use its functions such as searching for an image or seeking out information.