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! 👌
I don't remember ever noticing this but the zoom feature when taking a picture through Allo has now been removed or setup in such a way that is no longer intuitive (at least to me) to use. When trying to zoom it just minimizes it to the smaller PIP circle to take a picture. WHY would you do this?
So here's the deal. I like Allo. I just hate the fact that Google has looked at Allo as just another one of its many messaging apps that few will ever use. Does it have full end to end encryption like iMessage? Nope, not unless you do incognito mode. Does it have SMS integration? Nope. Does it work on multiple devices? Not really. Does it have a desktop client? Sorta. Does it solve Android messaging problems that keep people using iOS just to keep iMessage? Nope. So, we are still in the same place as before.
• Bug fixes: Performance improvements for a better chatting experience.
Send SMS & MMS and identify unknown numbers with this retro text message app.