Google messaging platform Allo finally comes to desktop

17/08/2017

Google Allo is now supported on the web, letting users carry on chats on a laptop or desktop without having to pick up their mobile.

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However, the service will only work via Android phones, with support for iPhone “coming soon”.

In addition, Allo for web is ony supported by Google's own Chrome browser.

Amit Fulay, Allo's head of product, tweeted Google is "actively working on supporting more" browsers, though he didn't offer a timeline.

Google Allo, Google's latest attempt to stay relevant in the instant messaging market, is finally going to work on something other than a single smartphone.

Google Allo launched in September 2016, and it was missing many basic messaging features it was dead on arrival. It only worked on phones, leaving tablets, laptops, and desktops out in the cold. It couldn't be used on multiple devices at once.

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