Useless app. It's looks and works well, but... Did you aware, that you have Hangouts with 1kkk installs and 3kk reviews? New functionality not working on old phones? There is a solution. Simple integrate all existing hangouts to your Allo chats. This way, those who use new app, gain new abilities. Those, who use old phones, still able to communicate with old contacts with same instrument. Also, web-client of Hangouts easily support all new Allo features. Just merge this 2 products, never split your community.
This app shows Google's failures in the messaging market. They have multiple apps to do what one should do. They need to consolidate there messaging apps into one: Hangouts, voice, duo, Allo, messages, Gmail. Make it all one app like iMessage, also make it work with iMessage if possible then you ha e a winner. Untill they do this no point in having this app.
Note 5. Black screen with the camera corrected, thanks. Not a bad app. I do like it a bit better than Hangouts for messaging. I can add text with my pics again. Clean interface. Yay! As stated by others, it does need integrated SMS support tho'.
Everything about this is 10x better than fb messenger. The sticker sets are out of control awesome. My biggest complaint is I don't understand why this is a different product from Gchat and hangouts. Google has too many chat apps and its super annoying. They only need one, Allo.
It's very good! They don't need to add much to make it one of the best. Web support is nice, but really not cool that you need your phone to be connected. SMS support would be nice obviously. There's tons of cool features and it is very smooth.
Why not integrate RCS? I don't want to switch back and forth between two apps with the same purpose (messaging). This app could rival iMessage if it had RCS fallback when a contact doesn't have Allo. And it shouldn't be trying so hard to use me as an advertising agent to get my contacts to use Allo. Super tacky
• Bug fixes: Performance improvements for a better chatting experience.