According to a trusted source, Google is working on yet another attempt to provide Android users with a universal messaging service for modern times. The app might be called ‘Chat’ and be the search giant’s latest and final try at giving Android users the all-in-one messaging platform they’ve desired for years.
Google updated a handful of apps and services last week, but Allo was one that received no treatment. However, it might soon with an improved web client supporting standalone messaging similar to Apple iMessage.
Two stories this week shinned brightly. Early in the week, Google Allo was updated with web support and desktop sync. And later in the week, Google Home was updated with Hands-Free Calling functionality. It seems that both Allo and Google Home have had their share of problems since first arriving on the market, and this week, Google has attempted to start a comeback.
In 2016, Google launched Allo, a messenger client designed to be consumer-friendly. The hype was real, but once Allo creeped up to a million downloads, users began to flee to other apps due to the service’s inability to sync across devices. Today, Allo is getting a big update that adds web syncing!
It seems as though Google Allo will finally be accessible in the form of a web client, very soon. A Google employee by the name Nick Fox showed off a screenshot of the interface back at the start of March, and now, Amit Fulay, the Head of Product for Google Allo, Google Duo and WebRTC, has reached out to a curious user over on Twitter regarding when the platform update will release.
Google is updating its Allo application with a few new features, and the update is available from today in Google’s Play Store. These new features include the introduction of incognito mode for groups, website link previews, and the ability to back up and restore chat messages.
Google has continued to roll out updates to some of their latest apps. Both Allo and Duo, Google’s still rather new couple of communication apps that were first announced at last year’s I/O conference, are today getting tweaked.
Messaging apps are plentiful in the Play Store. Between Facebook Messenger, Google Messenger, Google Hangouts, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Kik, and many others, there are plenty of options. After a much-anticipated announcement at the I/O event earlier this year, Google released their Allo messaging app in September. Three months later it doesn’t seem to be doing too well.