Google Allo is finally available for desktop

Google Allo client for desktop now available - getting started instructions
Google Allo for desktop - getting started instructions
Although iPhone users are not able to use Allo on the desktop yet, those who own Android handsets can finally use the messaging app on the desktop. However, quite a few features remain exclusively available on mobile.

Yesterday, Google Allo finally became available for desktop users. However, this launch comes with a catch - only those who use Allo on Android handsets can use the desktop version for now, and some features remain mobile-exclusive.

Google Allo's Head of Product, Amit Fulay, has posted the following message on Twitter that brings the good news: "Allo for web is here! Try it on Chrome today.Get the latest Allo build on Android before giving it a spin [url]" To get started with Allo on the desktop, the users simply need to open the mobile app and scan the QR code displayed on the website.

The list of features that remain available only via the mobile version includes Google account connecting/switching/removal, adding/removing members from a group, backing up information, notification/privacy settings, as well as some chat features such as blocking contacts, taking photos, or deleting conversations.

According to Google, support for iPhone users is coming soon. How soon, this remains to be seen.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-16 (Update: 2017-08-17)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.