New desktop platform for Allo, alike Whatsapp Web

Herbert Rhodes
August 16, 2017

If, however, you don't count yourself among that group, getting up and running with the Allo web app is fairly straightforward.

Google Allo web version: Google's Instant messaging application Allo finally arrives on the web for desktop users. Similar to the Chrome browser, Google Allo comes with an incognito mode option for desktop users. Unfortunately Chrome doesn't support this feature on Mac OS X. If you own a Mac, we recommend either using something like Applicationize or a script-based work around.

We've actually been expecting this since last February when Nick Fox, Google's VP for Communications teased us with a photo that they're working on it.

Google released a web platform for its messaging application Allo. Google Allo is similar to WhatsApp in that it will connect your smartphone to the web client, but for now the smartphone connection is only available for Android.

Google does say that iPhone support is coming soon, but no definitive date is provided just yet.

Google tried to thrust Allo to users while advertising the AI assistance offered by the app.

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When you head to Allo Web's page, you're greeted by the screen you can see above. To get started, visit Allo for web in your Chome browser, where you'll be greeted with a QR code. On your phone, open the Allo app, then go to Menu Allo for web Scan QR code. It will only work though if you have version 15 and above (16 is recommended) installed on your phone.

As of now, the web version works only for Android users. You can add emojis just by using the smiley button and also you can search for the various sticker packs on the right side.

Google Assistant is available as well, as on the mobile app, and will keep a history log of requests. Google Allo already had 10 million installations on Google Play previous year, with the other popular program Duo getting over 100 million installations.

It resembles WhatsApp Web service.

This isn't the first time we've seen Allo's desktop version, though. For example, India now accounts for 38 percent of the total 21 million estimated downloads, according to data from Sensor Tower.

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