If there is one advantage that Google Hangouts has over Allo, it is that it is available on both mobile and desktop. This means that users chatting on desktop can easily continue the conversation on their phones, and vice versa. This functionality has been replicated by the likes of Facebook and WhatsApp and countless other messaging apps.
The good news is that if you are a heavy Allo user and wouldn’t mind a desktop version of the app, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google is working on a web version of Allo, and a screenshot of the app was recently tweeted by Google’s VP of Communications Products Nick Fox.
— Nick Fox (@RealNickFox) February 24, 2017
As you can see in the screenshot above, it shows Allo for the web, although as Fox points out this is still in early development which means that we could still be waiting a while before it is officially released to the public. Also what you see here might not necessarily represent the final product, but we guess the takeaway here is that it is in development.
So far from what we can tell, the web version of Allo will function largely similar to that of the desktop version, where there are stickers for users to send, and it also appears that there will be support for Google Assistant. No word on a release yet but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for when that happens.