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Google Allo for web is here—but not for iPhone users

by Danny Zepeda | August 15, 2017August 15, 2017 3:00 pm EST

The arrival of Allo support for the web is finally here. Word got out back in February it was arriving to a web browser close to you, but you had to wait until now to get it by scanning a QR code on your Android device. That unfortunately means iPhone users are left out in the dark.

To get access to the web version of Allo, all you have to do is scan the barcode through this website with your Android device, and you’ll be off and running sending messages through your browser. Interestingly enough, right next the directions for your Android device is the sad message: “iPhone coming soon.” That means that Allo users on iPhone will have to wait a little longer.

Allo is Google’s latest messaging service that incorporates the best aspects about chat apps—GIFs, emojis, stickers and virtual assistants. There’s also bunch of other cool features like Smart Reply and incognito mode for chats Google incorperated that you will now be able to use through a desktop.

One of the key features Google marketed about Allo was the seamless functionality with Google Assistant that can be accessed from any chat. If you need to book a movie or ask a dumb question, Google Assistant has your back. And just like past Google messaging services, it took a while before support for it arrived on a desktop, but it is finally here.

As one those sad souls who uses Allo on iPhone, I’ll begrudgingly wait little longer for iPhone support to arrive and pass on the news when it does.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...