When it comes down to features and usability, there are a few messaging apps that can stand up to Google Allo. When Allo was announced at Google I/O last year, people were super excited, thinking they’d finally get to see a Google messaging app that trumps the rest. Unfortunately, not many people ended up using it and it’s in a bad state. One of the most unbecoming features of Google Allo is the fact that is doesn’t have a web version. Fortunately, Google is working on that. Google’s VP of communications products – Nick Fox, has given us an early teaser at the web version of Allo.
From the image, we can see that the app is running on chrome on a Mac. Smart replies, stickers and Assistant are all there. Even if you don’t use Allo much, having Google Assistant around can be handy.
This will be huge for Allo once it releases. Right now, Allo is only available for phones and a single phone in particular. If you switch phones, you have to set up Allo all over again and you lose your chat history. Let’s hope that the web version is backed up irrespective of the phone you use. Also, it would be brilliant if Google would allow for Allo to be used on multiple devices or at least give us an option to backup and restore chat history.
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