Google Allo

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Social Networking 26.0 Sep 21, 2016 Jan 22, 2018 196.2 MB iOS 9.1 or later 17+
New in version 26.0

• Bug fixes: Performance improvements for a better chatting experience.


Google Allo is a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, Smart Reply, and HUGE emojis & text. Allo brings you the Google Assistant.

Smart Reply
Respond to messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply learns over time and suggests responses to text and photos, in your style.

Get creative with the photos you send by doodling on them or adding text.

Say it all with the perfect sticker. Stickers in Google Allo are designed by independent artists and studios from around the world.

SHOUT or whisper
No more typing in ALL CAPS to get your point across. Say it louder or quieter by changing the size of your text with a quick swipe.

Meet your Google Assistant
Google Allo brings you the Google Assistant. Find restaurants nearby, share videos to watch, and get answers, right in your conversation with friends. Add @google to your group conversation or chat one-on-one with your Assistant. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.

Incognito mode
Send messages with end-to-end encryption, use private notifications to help keep your chats more discreet, and control how long your messages stick around with expiring chats.

* Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply
** Some features not available in all countries

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Heaavii on 8/18/2018
Love this app but the camera on it doesn't work!! Says it's too much space being used?
Low key great app
Mr. 🤖 on 8/18/2018
I really love this app, I hope if/when it gets shut down, they open source it or something. Great work!
Sharing location
Jcs_reviews on 8/13/2018
The minute i opened Allo, the Google Assistant came up and said it may share my location at times. I asked “Who are you sharing my location with?” It replied “I can’t tell you.” I immediately uninstalled the app. If you can’t tell me who your sharing my info with, I can’t use your app. Simple as that.
KAY1258 on 8/5/2018
Not very reliable because it crashes often.
GamerCat2011 on 8/2/2018
Better then WhatsApp
Purdylincy on 7/28/2018
I don’t t know why it hasn’t been working. It doesn’t send my messages, and it has taken more than 12 hrs to send them out.
MimiLuv on 7/27/2018
I love the app use it daily but i am unable to customize my sticker that supposed to look like me it makes my app freeze and or crash why is this?
Notification Problem
Bristy Bou on 7/23/2018
like Whatsapp & Imo its does not show notification. when i open apps then I can see my message... Device : iPhone 7+
telltbm on 7/20/2018
Google does it again !!! Very well done !!!
Speed, usability and functions. Beats all.
Worldserved on 7/17/2018
Can’t @ anyone?
MikeTheFlo on 7/14/2018
Back when I was on Android, I used to love allo. With each update, google had more to offer with allo, however the IOS version of allo always feels left behind. My buddies on Android are able to @people where as I cannot. I cannot fathom what would be causing the issue or lack of update from googles end. Is there lack of support because it’s IOS or what.
Jessy481 on 7/9/2018
I like this app however I’m still learning it. It’s a little challenging I would say not really user friendly. I can’t figure out how to play games with people in your chat. Also don’t get why some conversations you can love and others you can’t a bit confusing?! Overall it’s fun and the memes are hilarious 👍🏼
update too slowly
boyasparty on 7/8/2018
compete to WhatsApp
whyyyyyyyyeeee on 7/5/2018
I use this app only with one person because he likes it a lot. Unfortunately it doesn’t work so well on my iPhone. The quick gif picture feature is a neat and worked before. However any gif I create now will only show up as a still image. He has a Google Pixel phone too. & the messages take forever to send sometimes. Delays on WiFi and on LTE. I wouldn’t use this chat app if it weren’t for my friend. If all the features worked well then I would of given 5 stars.
one thing is wrong
cupcakebarfz on 7/5/2018
make it iPad compatible and I’ll give it a 5
Crashes a lot, cannot send text with photos.
Dead Kenny B on 7/1/2018
When I take a photo and click share, and select Allo, it just crashes and goes right back to the instant before I selected it. Before, when it did work, I could send a photo with text. Then it got to the point where if I tried to send multiple photos, it would just close and not do anything. Now it just crashes immediately. If I open the app and send a photo directly, I can send the photo and text, but only separately. It looks like it should be able to do it, but it doesn’t. Another annoying thing, when you start typing, it often (not always) starts with a lowercase letter. If you’re not paying attention, you’ll have to go back and correct it. (Yes, I’m a grammar Nazi.)
Sound issue
marygg1102 on 6/28/2018
I've used Google messaging apps for years. I like Allo and how fun it is. My only gripe, really, and the only thing preventing me from giving it five stars - is that it breaks through do not disturb. My phone is on do not disturb like 70% of the time, and the notification sound (not the banner) always breaks through. I turned off notification sounds in general for the app, but now I won't be able to rely on sound notification for it if I have my phone volume on.
And another one
Aye Q on 6/26/2018
It’s cool for what it is along with duo if you want to “FaceTime and or “IMessage with an android user. Not nearly as safe, private or good as the real deal though.
Awesome app
SB-R on 6/26/2018
Way awesome messenger program. Merge with Hangouts make a flagship program.
Crashes when viewing an image
NBGandhi on 6/22/2018
App continually crashes when I try to view or save an image from chat.
Needs some important updates
t.miz on 6/18/2018
Needs flexibility to have option to send sms or allo message. Google hangouts allows this. Also, messages falling through the cracks..... Responses not being received. Great features, but Not ready for prime time yet. The number one problem is it doesn't integrate with non allo users text messaging
Good SMS app
Jef Maci on 6/9/2018
Love the ability to Google and interact within the app for quick information
I HATE the in-app browser...
Snaver on 6/4/2018
Like all google apps, this opens all links in google’s stupid in-app browser, rather than an external browser, so that google can track everything your doing, thus losing all automatic logins, tools, etc. that the external browser has.
Awful mistakes
oni void on 5/28/2018
This app is completely awful and has proven to be a waste of my phones capacity
oh my hell kick me again on 5/26/2018
Every time I open Allo Google gives me a new code what the hell is going on
Contact trouble
sagharshm on 5/18/2018
My contact don’t appear on the list,in spite of letting allo to access them.what can I do?
Good, but doesn’t work on Fitbit Versa
Thadarizona on 5/18/2018
Have been using Allo for a while now and love it. I recently got the Fitbit Versa and unfortunately I cannot get Allo notifications on it. Will gladly give it 5 stars once notifications are available on the Versa.
Unable to verify number
ZombiebyNight on 5/18/2018
I’m unable to even verify my phone number. App crashes every time I press the country code selection field. Disappointing!
Amazing app but there is one thing
hdkrjrbr on 5/17/2018
The app is really useful and will even say it is better than iMessage if everyone was on it because there is this really cool gif feature what it does is when you are texting you can search for different gifs instead of having to download them. My family, friends and I would send random gifs to each other that are really funny. It even has a bitmoji feature where you can take a picture or customize your own little character so it creates stickers for you to use that kid of look like you. The only reason this app isn’t five stars for me is that it isn’t universal meaning you can’t just text a random phone number.
Simple but no contact photos
Vulcan_Knoeledge on 5/16/2018
This app is simple to switch to and a great alternative to iMessage for people with android devices. One issue I have with the app is there is no option to use your own contact photos which is annoying google please fix!
No edits or replies
CleverMoe on 5/11/2018
I moved over here after Telegram got blocked by the Iranian government. This doesn’t even compared to Telegram. Telegram had channels and custom stickers and replies and message editing. This has neither the option to edit messages nor one to reply to them. Sending a GIF or a picture is entirely disorienting because the picture gets stretched till it’s the width of the whole chat. The edit text size is a neat gimmick but that’s about it
Needs a lock for recording.
Hilary Reed on 5/9/2018
Love the audio quality. Please add a lock for the record button so that it does not have to be held during recording. Thank you so much.
Would be better...
Mdmy1371 on 5/8/2018
If it had channels and if we could mention someone in group chats. Like @jack hey, ...
Reply option
khashayarj7 on 5/7/2018
Please add reply option in chat like whatsapp.
Too many bugs
johnlenin1 on 5/5/2018
Allo’s performance with images is woeful. Images in chats often appear in a low-resolution format only and won’t download the full-resolution version. Other times the thumbnail in the chat is full-resolution but when you tap to see the full-sized image all that appears is a black box. When you enter the app, it stops any music or radio stream you might have been listening to, even if you haven’t tapped on a video clip to play. More troubling, even though I have background app refresh turned off for this app, the battery usage screen in the Settings app shows that Allo has used 8% of my battery over the last 7 days, *with 8 hours in the background vs. 55 minutes on screen*. I’ve toggled the settings off and on and reinstalled the app, and it made no difference on my iPhone X. In addition, I have notification sounds turned off, yet there is an audible noise each time a message is received, whether the phone is locked or not, whether the app is in the background or not. The predictive text is good for a laugh, but I doubt that was the developer’s goal. The only positive thing I can say about the app is that the near constant crashes I used to suffer through seem to have stopped finally.
Jamal_Hassan on 5/2/2018
Even I’m not able to Signing in the App, After selecting Country & typing Phone No I’m tapping on next button but it seems that Next is not working.
Very good
mehdi🙋🏻‍♂️ on 5/1/2018
Please add the Reply option to your excellent application. Thank you ❤️
Very convenient!
Jen in Japan on 5/1/2018
My niece works on a cruise ship, and it’s great to be able to communicate with her even when she’s out at sea.
M.reza-gh on 4/30/2018
Please add reply option
marmarr.__ on 4/30/2018
Hi,, if there was an option that massages could be replied it could be better more 🙏🏻
نظر on 4/29/2018
هنوز جا برای بهتر شدن داره
Thaliac16 on 4/26/2018
This app has been by far the best messenger I’ve ever used. With the bubble option of making your text bigger or smaller and the stickers and the blobs and the option to change the theme!!! Please I beg you don’t kill it!!! I don’t wanna use any other messenger!
I Love Allo but...
Anthony Berryhill on 4/23/2018
Come on, Google. You have the funds, technology, and manpower to make this app optimized for the iPad Pro. This is the only reason why I am giving it 1-star. It is pure laziness to not have an app optimized for the #1 tablet.
Notification Sound Problem
Safya malik on 4/23/2018
The notification sound is too low and sometimes would not sound at all. I also would love to see the option to delete your texts from every party’s phone like in “Viber” app.
nick3nick on 4/21/2018
Now “Chat”? 🖕Google
philipsism on 4/20/2018
RCS is not the future. It won’t be able to compete with iMessage or Whatsapp. I’m done with you Google, changing messaging apps like you change underwear. It’s over.
Google stopped development of this app
Notapaidreviewer on 4/19/2018
Just announced. Time to uninstall.
Why does Google have THREE call/text apps??
zmon on 4/15/2018
1. Google Voice 2. Hangouts 3. Allo They all essentially do the same da*n thing. Google —going—> Downhill. No, seriously. Open Letter to Google: Negotiate with Apple to share the iMessage protocol, or at least make your texting appS (PLURAL) compatible with iMessage. Team up and make Facebook Messenger and What’s App and the 10,350 other call/text apps obsolete. Speaking of the latter, thanks for making that total 10,353. Not.
Good replacement for Messenger
Create Nickname YES (NO) on 4/15/2018
Stopped using messenger, had my friends switch to allo. Now they make their friends switch. Great app!
Mahdi Akbari on 4/9/2018
this app is awesome , but it need to be updated for more options like - custom gif,secret chats, Channels, Supergroups , free file sharing ...
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