Google Allo is now available on the web

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Almost every Allo feature is supported, including group chats, incognito conversations, stickers, and, most importantly, Google Assistant. If it goes live (and I'm thinking it might any minute now), we'll update this post. And it works a lot like WhatsApp for the web in that you can only install it by scanning a QR code on your phone. You'll need an Android phone. Its lack of features and poor transition experience from older Google messaging apps has led to a sluggish adoption rate. It's a smart messaging app in that it has the power of Google built-in and can learn over time. But there's a caveat.

Google Allo is now available on the web, but if you would like to use this new chat application you need to have an Android device. From here, you'll select "Scan QR code". Unfortunately Chrome doesn't support this feature on Mac OS X. If you own a Mac, we recommend either using something like Applicationize or a script-based work around.

However we should point out that Allo for web is now only available for Android devices. You'll then need to open Allo on your Android phone and then make sure you see "Allo for web" in the mobile app's menu. Not only does it run Allo and Duo (which would arguably be better combined, a la Facebook Messenger), it also split Hangouts into two apps - Chat, a Slack competitor, and video and audio communications app Meet. Support for iOS is expected to launch soon, but there's no word as to whether or not other browsers will ever work with the service.

After waiting for many months, The Google Allo is now available for the web in the form of desktop App. (If you don't see it you're probably running an older version.) It'll switch to a viewfinder so you can scan the QR code on your computer screen, which will link your PC and your phone.

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That's doubly true when you realize that your phone needs to be continuously paired with your computer in order to use the web app.

The Allo web interface is just as easy to navigate as the mobile one, with a sidebar of your conversations and a collapsible list of your sticker packs.

When connected, Allo for web will open on the browser.