Google Allo will soon sport a desktop client

The response for Allo hasn’t been at all great since it launched back in late September last year. However, Google’s VP of Communications Products has recently tweeted a picture of a functioning desktop client for Allo in development—one of the app’s biggest missing features compared to Hangouts.

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Google appears to be testing a redesigned “new message” interface in Allo

The response to Allo has been… not so great, to put it lightly. It’s missing dozens of essential features and just adds to the number of messaging apps Google already has. However, over the past week or so, I’ve noticed a new layout in my “new message” interface.

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[Update: Release date confirmed] Google Allo may launch this week

Update 1: Evan Blass (@evleaks) confirms Allo release date as Wednesday, 9/21. It’s happening.


Back at Google I/O in May, Google announced two new messaging applications, Allo and Duo. As I’m sure you know, Duo has been released to the public for about a month now, while Allo, initially bound for a summer release, has been silent.

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