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.
I originally reviewed this app over a year ago. I thought that it would of improved since then, but I still can't recommend it. The sticker packs are cute and the features seem like they could be handy, but it STILL doesn't have real SMS support! It uses SMS relay which will send your message from a random number. AKA extremely fishy looking. I want to love this app, and I'd definitely uninstall Textra IF they ever add proper SMS support. I guess I'll check back in another year and most likely be disappointed yet again.
Sharing files from file explorer not working well.... Should have option to turn on or off the video in video and audio calls... Should also provide option just to place audio calls easily from a chat than in settings Apart from these... So far I liked it... And no way to check last seen time can be good and bad... It should be made to be decided by user than not having it at all
I just downloaded Allo about a week ago because my friends started using it and now I've been using it every day. I'm really impressed with how well it works overall, and how accurate the results are when you're looking for something. The only thing I would change is when you're looking for pictures in your phone. Instead of displaying a big cluster of photos, it only shows one picture at a time, starting with the newest. So if you want to send a picture of something you took months ago, you're gonna spend a lot of time looking for it. That's the ONLY thing I would change & make easier. Everything else on this app is great! 👌
Overall works great, I love the incognito convos you can set with a time limit. Pics are usually sent with high quality, about 1 mb or so. Videos are usually compressed to 720p quality but no bad for sharing videos. Plus you can send files like PDF and word docs. 👍
As far as the app goes, it's not bad. For a messaging service over data for Android, it's great. But it is missing one core feature. It is NOT a message app replacement. If this app could send SMS messages, then it would be amazing. Right now, I have to have 2 messaging apps. If Google pushed this as their main messaging app and fixed this main problem, the whole Android platform would be much better.
• Bug fixes: Performance improvements for a better chatting experience.
Send SMS & MMS and identify unknown numbers with this retro text message app.