Allo for web arrives, but only available for Chrome browser for now

Allo for web looks to be about to launch with new link in app sidebar

Some are saying that one of the reasons is that it is still limited to mobile devices, unlike Messenger and Viber and other apps that can be accessed through desktop apps or web browsers.

It should be noted that this is not a standalone web portal for the Allow messaging service (like we saw with Hangouts).

On a related note (and since I started typing this post out), the "Use Google Allo on your computer" support site is now live and walks you through the steps of setting this all up.

Allo, one of what feels like dozens of different messaging apps from Google, finally has a web version starting today.

However we should point out that Allo for web is now only available for Android devices. Here, go to the left and open the hamburger icon to get the Allo for the web.


Once you've installed Allo v16 on your smartphone, follow the banner below, click on the hamburger menu in the app, and select the "Allo for web" option in order to scan the QR code the service presents you with. All of your conversations will now pop up on the screen, be showing a status that you're signed into it.

Fans of Allo can now use Google's messaging platform on the web. That means you'll be able to continue those conversations right on the web without requiring to use your phone to talk, but the conversation should be available for you if you walk away from your computer. Allo users can also animate the emojis by just touching and holding the send button. Again, this is only available for Android devices for now, but the landing page does indicate that iPhones will be supported down the line. Just like the WhatsApp web client, the Allo web client has to pair with the Allo app on your Android phone for it to work.

How does Google Allo for web work? User needs scan the QR code and the phone is paired with the browser allowing user to chat with friends through desktop. You can even access the sticker gallery to download more sticker packs.

Allo's web interface looks as good as it does on the Android app.

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