Starting today, Google’s Allo would now be able to be used on the Chrome web browser on your desktop, yet you can just use it by scanning a QR code on your Android phone. iPhone users are forgotten until further notice.
Google initially indicated Allo coming to desktop soon in February when VP of communications Nick Fox tweeted a sneak peak. Users were anticipating that it should release at some point close to Google I/O back in May, yet didn’t get any update on when it would be arriving.
Allo is Google’s smart messaging app with a lot of stickers, adjustable text sizes, and Gmail-style Smart Reply that gives you a chance to answer with a just a tap. As the site clarifies, Allo “learns if you’re more of a ‘haha’ or ‘lol’ person so the more you use Google Allo, the more ‘you’ the suggestions become.”
The application comes with a support of Google Assistant, making this the first time that the Google Assistant is coming to the desktop. It can help recommend motion pictures and eateries within the chat. Allo, much the same as Chrome, additionally has an incognito mode for chats, enabling you to set them to expire and have private notifications.