Apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, LINE, KakaoTalk, Discord, Facebook Messenger, and more all share a similar feature, and that is that they are available on mobile as well as computers. This means that users have the option of either chatting on their phones or desktops, depending on which is more comfortable or convenient.
Google’s Allo messenger on the other hand is currently only limited to mobile, but that’s something that is expected to change soon. Earlier this year Google teased that Allo would soon be coming to the web, and just last month it was suggested that its launch was only a few weeks away, and it looks like we could be inching closer to that reality, thanks to a sighting in the Allo mobile app that mentions “Allo for web” in its sidebar.
However when clicking on the link, the website isn’t actually live at the moment so we guess it seems like Google is just getting things ready. The process to use Allo for the web is similar to using WhatsApp for the web, where users use their mobile devices to scan a QR code generated by the web client to confirm their account and to sync it.
Once that’s done it seems that users can start chatting. It is unclear as to what features will be available for the web version and if it will differ from the mobile app, but we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for when Allo for web is eventually launched.