Latest update to Google Allo prepares it for web client

Enrique, 01 August 2017

Allo users have been yearning for a web client that could finally expand the app’s capabilities to a roomier laptop or desktop keyboard. Earlier in July, a Google exec confirmed on Twitter that the web client is coming in “a few more weeks”.

It’s been more than three weeks since then and 9to5Google has performed a teardown of the latest version (15) of Allo where a few preparations for the web client were found. These findings are based on strings of code found in the decompiled APK.

In addition to a new icon, the teardown reveals the “Allo for web” pairing screen. To get here, you’d tap “Scan QR Code”, which launches the camera to read a code, which you’d presumably get when you fire up the Allo portal. If you’ve ever paired WhatsApp to a computer or Web interface, the experience will likely be almost the same.

A couple more obscure features and tweaks have been added to Allo version 15. You can check those out by heading to the Source link for 9to5Google’s full APK teardown.



Reader comments

  • AnonD-79703
  • 02 Aug 2017
  • 8C8

they felt they lost I'm some segment and instead of being innovative they drop working solutions to make copies of what got more popular... fb/g+, gtalk / hangouts - allo (and the latter is regarded because we nicely dropped independent of the mobile...

  • Anonymous
  • 02 Aug 2017
  • YP9

Google are trying to "innovate" for the sake of "innovating". Exactly the reason why I abandoned them. Shortly after Jellybean, google started to become hubris and queer. It could also possibly be a ploy to limit and mess up the stock apps to push pe...

  • pablo
  • 02 Aug 2017
  • wv{

you have to ask the question. How many times will google abandon and recreate their chat client? GTALK -> Hangouts -> ALLO Why? What amazing superior improvement did they make that warranted wasting so much time? Whatsapp, Messenger & W...

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