Google’s Product Head of Allo and Duo Leaves for Facebook

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Allo and Duo are still a part of Google’s confusing messaging situation. It’s tough to tell if many of you use either of them. Since they are Google products, though, we’ve spent plenty of hours talking about the ways they have evolved and where Google has tried to improve upon their original feature sets. Things may change some on all of those fronts going forward, as the head of product for Allo and Duo, Amit Fulay, has left the company and moved over to Facebook. I’m ...

Allo was Down for Many, Should be Back Up Now

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Our inbox exploded this morning (2 emails) with news that the insanely popular Google messenger app, Allo, was down. I know, you can imagine the difficulty in deciding which Google messaging platform to use in its place, since there are enough to give you a fresh experience each day of the week. But our readers endured and found a way to inform us of the problem. We confirmed the massive outage that affected many, not by trying Allo ourselves, but by finding its other 15 ...

Super Helpful: Allo for Web Tells You When Your Phone’s Battery is Low

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Since Google Allo for the web needs your phone on and alive in order to sync your messages, you can imagine the fear should you use it regularly and your phone’s battery run out of juice. With a dead phone, your Allo web experience doesn’t happen and your conversations stop. To help keep you connected, Allo for web has this neat little “Phone battery low” notification that pops up when your connected phone is about to die. We haven’t seen what the trigger is, but my ...

Allo for Web Now Supports Firefox, Opera, and iOS

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Google’s Amit Fulay, the overseer of Allo, announced newly supported web browsers for Allo this morning. Previously, only users of Chrome were able to get in on the amazingness of Allo for the web, but now, users of Firefox, Opera, and iOS can get in on the action. According to Fulay, the Allo update needed will begin rolling out today, so if you don’t see support immediately, remain calm. In the meantime, if you want to learn about setting up your Allow account on the web, ...

Allo Adds Chat Reactions With Cute Little Hearts

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Latest #GoogleAllo version out today! You can react to messages in chat (tap the heart to like them) pic.twitter.com/0OoYZHpnFo — Amit Fulay (@amitfulay) July 17, 2017 You still can’t send SMS through it or access your messages from the desktop, though. Google Play Link Allo Adds Chat Reactions With Cute Little Hearts is a post from: Droid Life

Google Allo’s Web Client is a “Few More Weeks” Out

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Where is the Google Allo web client? According to Amit Fulay, the head of product for Google’s Allo and Duo, it should be here in a “few more weeks.” That’s the latest update after we learned in May that we were still a “month or two” away from it arriving. For those not familiar, the web client for Allo will be a version that is accessible from a Chrome tab or whichever browser you use on your home or work computer. It’ll give you access to ...

Start a Duo Video Call From Right Inside Allo, Thanks to Update

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Allo and Duo were announced alongside each other at last year’s Google I/O, but surprisingly, there wasn’t much integration between the two. Thanks to an Allo update rolling out this week, users of the services can now begin a Duo video call from right inside Allo. With the updated version of Allo, if you are inside of a chat with someone who uses Duo, you can now quickly video call that person. It’s a simple concept, one we’re surprised wasn’t there from the start. Regardless, it’s ...