Edited: much better with some small sms function and the we app. Below I is my first review on initial release: It's pretty pointless without true SMS support for me. Hangouts with SMS was the best messaging app out there and now SMS and good call quality support was taken from hangouts. alllo and duo is not filling the boots of hangouts in its prime. Now I'm left with a bunch of half functional messenger apps from the same company.
Very fast to use and I like the assistant and the smart replies. It would be great to have a web UI so I can chat from my Chromebook. Edit: I love this app but I still don't have the hearts feature nor do I have the screen that shows data usage. I'm on Allo version 16. Also @lucky no longer works. Every update this thing gets more and more bugs.
If they integrated SMS into this, it would be perfect. I'm also ok with Google providing an answer as to why they aren't integrating SMS. Is it pretty difficult? Maybe they don't want to kill their hangouts team? But just keep hangouts as an Enterprise solution and Allo for masses? What's the business threshold for them to integrate SMS?
I have Google Pixel phone. With the new Google Allo update I can't finish the installation. The application can't verify my phone number. I can't receive a code verify a code via SMS. The error message I get is "Oops, we can't reach Allo servers. Please check you are connected to the internet and try again". My phone is always connected to the internet, this is how I was able to write this review. Fix this problem as soon as possible. Thank you!!
Needs SMS support! Thank you for the alloforweb feature, BUT...when I'm using it, I get notifications on my phone as well, meaning, each time I get a message in alloforweb, my phone starts beeping or vibrating as well! Turn that off please!!! I don't need to be alerted by my phone as well when I'm using alloforweb. Hangouts has the same issue, Whatsappweb doesn't have that annoying feature. So room for improvement. Tks
This app is coop but to make it hit you need to get people jump in from traditional whatsapp or facebook. Ad the feature like chat rooms as we had in yahoo and you will see exponential jump... Random people random chats
• Customize your selfie stickers: Add emojis and draw on your selfie stickers before sharing.
• Allo for web: Keep chatting on your computer with Allo. Visit g.co/alloforweb in your Chrome browser to get started.
• Bug fixes: Performance improvements for a better chatting experience.