Remember Google Allo? The app you probably installed and never opened again? The same app that Emmanuel Chenze said was “…just another glorified messaging app that you can afford to ignore, for now” in his review – probably why downloads slowed down.
Anyway, it is not a secret that Allo hasn’t been the catch that Google was hoping it would be. Google have been really trying to make it work, including adding another bot @lucky, a bot that is meant to help you find GIFs. There could be many factors that could have led to the slow growth of Allo, maybe locking Allo just to one device at a time was one of the biggest contributor. It seems that Google knows this and thus they are working on a desktop version of Allo.
Nick Fox, Google’s VP of Communications Products, shared an early look at Allo for the desktop on Twitter. Fox’s Tweet says “Still in early development, but coming to a desktop near you…” so we really don’t know when we will be getting it but at least we know its in the works.
— Nick Fox (@RealNickFox) February 24, 2017
We don’t know yet whether this web app operates like WhatsApp (which pulls data directly from the mobile app) or if it is connected directly to the cloud (like Telegram).