Since last February we know that the Google Allo messaging service will have web version to be able to chat with our contacts from the computer, a functionality that users have been asking since Google launched their applications on Android and iOS.
Last May, Google’s vice president of product, Nick Fox, reported that the Google Allo web client would go public in one or two months, between June and July, and as we are already in the middle of July, Head of Product for Google Allo, Amit Fulay, returns to talk about when they will release that version of “Allo Desktop”.
Through the social network Twitter a user asked the last weekend about the web version of Google Allo to which Amit Falay replied that they are on it, and that its launch would take place during the comingweeks, with what seems that Allo Web could be available between the end of this month of July or during the month of August.
Few details are known from Google Allo Web except that screenshot in February shared by the vice president of Google product. It is not known if it will be necessary to have the mobile on and connected as it happens in WhatsApp Web or if as in Telegram the messages will be synchronized in the cloud to be able to use the service in any device. Currently Allo can be used in a single device.
Hangouts has been counted as a service for non-professional users and Google Allo with the launch of its web version could completely replace Hangouts and add synchronization offering the service on more than one device.
The search giant rolled out Google Duo in August 2016, giving users an opportunity for video calls on Android and iOS. The app particularly competes with Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s video-calling app Skype and Facebook Messenger.
“So when you’re at the mall and are finding it difficult to pick the perfect pair of shoes, quickly starting a Duo video call with your friend makes it so much easier than typing a description of those great-looking runners,” notes Google’s announcement.