Don't expect a Google Allo web client today


In case you've been anticipating Google to announce a web client for Google Allo today, we've got bad news for you.

Google's own VP of Communications Products, Nick Fox, shot down this possibility on Twitter a couple of days ago, where he claimed that while he's using a web client of Allo every day, it's still not ready for commercial release. This will reportedly take place in a month or two when the team behind Google's latest messaging app fleshes out its web client.

As a reminder, a web client for Allo has been one of the most requested features since day 1 alongside SMS support. Instead of that, the recent updates to Allo have brought animated emoji, polls, a bunch of new locales, and a new incognito mode for group chats.


source: @RealNickFox


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5 Comments

1. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

How is that bad news? It's coming, just not immediately. It would be bad news if they cancelled their plans for it

2. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Exactly! The only "bad" news is that SMS support is still not even on the table for a relase.. if it even happens that is.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Makes absolutely no sense, when a lack of proper SMS for Allo is the main thing people complain about. Oh well..guess we can expect to see several dozen more sticker packs! Just what we all want...right? /s

4. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I feel like Google is pulling an Apple on this one.. Delaying a much wanted and honestly needed feature/change that should have been available on day one. Example: IP water and dust resistance - Apple Example: average sized display for the time being (2014 iPhone 6 and 6 plus) etc.

5. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Oh good so now it's 1/2 way to being 2/3rd's of what hangouts is before they basically s**t canned it by removing SMS

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