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'.
This app would be so much better if you just consolidated all of your messaging apps (like iMessage). You must be getting tired of hearing that, right? Honestly, there is nothing special about this app. There's potential but in order for that to happen, you would need to stop working on making new messaging apps and continuing to improve the apps you already have.
I don't know why I would give up hangouts for this. It only works on my phone...will have a very limited user base and cannot be an SMS app replacement. Although as a Google Voice user I get all messages sent to all devices via hangouts. This is limited in almost every way that matters and I already have Google Assistant. Adding an extra star because it is neat to interact with the assistant. update...Taking away the star because new stickers are being added but SMS and a web app are ignored.
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.