Google Allo — smart messaging

Google, Inc.

Social Networking

This app was last updated on: Jun 19, 2017
TapNova doesn't recommend this app.   
New in version 13.0

• Video and audio calls: Start a video or audio call with Google Duo. Just tap the Duo icon in the top right corner of your chat to open or install Duo.
• Personal QR codes: Another way to add more friends on Allo!
• Chat backup: Back up your messages to restore them later if you ever switch to another iOS device.
• 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.

* Some features not available in all countries

voice massege !!!
Ashkan 181 on 6/24/2017
When someone send me voice massage , sound play with speakers only and other people can hear it
Lost the ability to use the stickers with the newest update.
Cryaotic Girl on 6/23/2017
I love the app but along with the newest update i have lost the ability of using stickers. I am also no longer able to even download then, although i am still able to receive them. Other than that it works great
Crashes when opened
RedPrince on 6/23/2017
App is broken with latest update on 7+
Crashes on launch
Shwethascar on 6/22/2017
The app started crashing on launch since the past 5 days. It's literally unusable. I used the app quite a lot and now i have to resort to other apps.. Devs please include a patch for this.. it could be related to a message I got because none of my friends are seeing the crash. There's no way to send crash logs either so it's a shame
Siff's on 6/22/2017
Allo doesn't work anymore after the latest update. At least for me. I'm on iPhone SE.
Secure & Private by default please
nmcunix on 6/21/2017
Incognito should not even be a separate type of chat .. Chats by default should be encrypted and other privacy options should simply easily be available in the chat. Need an option aswell to hide message previews on lock screen. Coming along nicely other than that.
Love this app!
mayamystic on 6/21/2017
I love all the cool features however I want a desktop version like hangouts.
Love this
Darebear197 on 6/20/2017
Great work Google!
Hirad.Ra on 6/20/2017
In the latest version, Allo crashes alot. I can't even open a chat.
jrjramosjr on 6/19/2017
I'll stick to hangouts. Why do you keep recreating apps?? Hangouts was already a great app with built in video. It was even better when SMS was integrated.
I love this app!
Captain Eegee on 6/19/2017
This application is one of my favorites to chat with friends. It's smooth, works well, and has a lot of useful features. And it's just getting better all the time.
Good messaging app with predictive responses
mwolfer on 6/19/2017
I like this app for a variety of reasons. It's as good as anything else and it provides predictive responses which makes communication go so much more quickly. I'm looking forward to continued updates and refinements.
Making better
alejandrony75 on 6/19/2017
I like that you guys are making better. Stick to one app. Don't bring another one. I like the integration of duo, the bitmojis. I am just waiting now for the desktop allo. Come on guys. Then you get 5 stars
Backup to iCloud?? Wth!
Felipegonz on 6/19/2017
Why don't you Google automatically backup to your serves likw you do with Google Voice? Or at least, why don't you let us backup to Google Drive instead?? Why did you copied the crappiest feature from WhatsApp? Backupa should happen automatically like Facebook Messenger does. That's what Google users want.
Pretty Fun
JstSomeDude on 6/18/2017
Pretty fun app. Here's hoping it's made available in the browser and combined with Hangouts and Duo so there's one unified Google messaging format... one that's as convenient as iMessages and available across all ecosystems.
Works Well
realyoshdawg on 6/16/2017
Great app but nobody I know uses it 😢. Maybe once it's on desktop as well more people will jump on board. Hopefully desktop support happens soon! Would be 5 stars with desktop.
Shawnda79 on 6/15/2017
Love it! I work in the basement of a hospital, and can not get any cellular service. The only hope I have is connecting to the WiFi and using my Allo app to communicate with the outside world. Even if the person I'm texting doesn't have he app, I'm still able to send and receive text thru this app. Winning!
Mashmello's biggest fan on 6/15/2017
So good
oiaula on 6/15/2017
CdashSlotter on 6/13/2017
App is terrific, Google technology is just better to me; Chrome, Etc..
Roxywolf1009 on 6/12/2017
I can text my family any time take pics doodle on them And I even have my own google assistance!!!😱
Neifa 007 on 6/11/2017
I love it, it's better than Whatsapp, it's the best texting app I've ever seen.
py813 on 6/10/2017
The new update is a nice change to the messaging design but it lags sending messages more than before.
Love it
Minaroch on 6/9/2017
Love it
Awesome update!
Ryan Hudson on 6/9/2017
The new sticker creator is the best
Needs Desktop Client
abbyladybug on 6/9/2017
I really like it, but it desperately needs a desktop client. It's a fun way to communicate with friends. Fun stickers and gifs. And the integration of google search is cool.
Nice app but still needs few additions
Carfan23 on 6/8/2017
Photo gallery was fixed so that's good. I'm planning on migrating my entire 19 person group chat to allo but I'd be nice to have the ability to like comments and also tag or @ members. Add that and we going from hangouts to allo immediately.
D4nkman on 6/7/2017
Better than IMessage
Really well done just needs more
Luke Elmendorf on 6/6/2017
I really enjoy this app as it enables me to use an android freely but my iphone zelot friends dont like it as much as i do, so some things that would make a huge difference are... 1)Customizable themes - being able to select the color of the text bubbles and selecting a background 2)The Checks - the check marks next to every message are so annoying (and i love this app), if it could be just one check at the most recent message that'd be great 3)Read Receipts - knowing when someone has read ur message would be very nice, it would also make sense to have a toggle for that Those three things and i think i could convince my friend group to all get it
Crashes Too Often
computernerd on 6/6/2017
Every time I double tap a word in a message I'm composing, the app crashes. :(
Helpful and has fun uses
Alycia_Anne on 6/6/2017
I like that this messenger allows me to immediately share google searches with friends. I can also send them my location very easily or quickly send directions. It's also fun for adding gifs or stickers to the conversation easily.
Fun but Intrusive
JaiDJade on 6/5/2017
This is definitely the most fun I've had in a messaging app. Google's auto suggestions combined with the banter of Google Assistant, as well as easy gif accessibility and polls, can lead to some very entertaining exchanges. This is also the best messaging app to make plans in, especially with groups of 3 or larger. The only drawback is that more people aren't using it.
Amandaxxdd on 6/1/2017
Love it
Mildly okay
Starbuck151 on 5/31/2017
Lots of neat features that would make this a 4 or 5 star app, but the constant crashing especially when searching for gifs gets old fast.
Morana st on 5/29/2017
I love all of the features with in this app keep up the good work Google
Wonderful App
Loadedleke on 5/28/2017
Love its ability to predict my next response.
What a stupid messaging app!
Spooklesz on 5/28/2017
So i am having a text direct with one person and we start noticing these ads pop up and questions like Google allo is interrupting into our our messaging that we're doing back and forth. since I said get some steaks, Google allo inserts : "what type of steaks?" Google allo then tells us where stores are... I just want to text!
Great app
Kooldude88 on 5/28/2017
I like the modern design. The app works great. I'm happy with it
Joel Jitsu on 5/26/2017
I wouldn't even download this on android because it doesn't even support SMS. Google messed up with this app
Good app
Ôtimo on 5/25/2017
Have a lot of options to enjoy
Does What I Need
GeeBee300 on 5/24/2017
Alternative to iMessage
Mending relationships with android users
Rober▒ on 5/24/2017
This app is useful for getting back in touch with android users who you've lost touch with because they aren't on iMessage. App needs more work but it has a lot of promise.
Drew Foreman on 5/24/2017
It's great and it has become my main messenger over the last few months. Bring the "turn a selfie into a sticker pack of you" feature on Android to iOS too. It's weird that Android users can send me theirs but I can't make them.
Sms support. Desktop client.
madisonpie2 on 5/23/2017
Writing this in consideration of the killing of SMS on Hangouts. This doesn't have SMS or a desktop app, so it's essentially the messaging part of Hangouts without any of the integration. Holding onto my iPhone until google gets its messaging system together.
So good you'll cry
Calveeno27 on 5/22/2017
Fan tastick
Love it, but it keeps crashing.
lydslovescorgis on 5/22/2017
I love that there is a new messaging app like this and a way better way to send gifs through messages. My only problem is that the app keeps crashing every 5 minutes.
Pretty cool
LordKingKaden on 5/22/2017
Being an iPhone user allo allows me to add all my friends including Android users into one chat and have conversations with everyone and not bothering someone with 150 text messages since it's a different app. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because Android users can take a selfie and it creates a bitmoji like character which is pretty cool man. Where is for the iOS users?!? Overall dope app.
Cool Features
Turtle707 on 5/21/2017
I love the auto replies. Thy are really good at first, but eventually get a little repetitive. Minus one star bc no selfie stickers yet for the iOS app. That's BS. :-)
Waste of time
Groundman on 5/21/2017
With Google assistant now on iPhone stand alone this is useless. Focus more time on established apps like hangouts way too many messaging and video services
Why do I have to use my phone number?
scurrrvy on 5/20/2017
Deleted before I could try it out. I don't give out my phone number to random apps.
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Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Released: Sep 21, 2016
  • Current Version Released: Jun 19, 2017
  • Version: 13.0
  • Size: 246.2 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 17+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: Afrikaans; Amharic; Arabic; Azerbaijani; Basque; Bengali; Bulgarian; Burmese; Central Khmer; Catalan; Valencian; Chinese; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Estonian; Finnish; French; Galician; Georgian; German; Greek; Gujarati; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Icelandic; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Kannada; Kazakh; Korean; Lao; Latvian; Lingala; Lithuanian; Malay; Malayalam; Marathi; Mongolian; Nepali; Norwegian; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Serbian; Chinese; Sinhala; Sinhalese; Slovak; Slovenian; Spanish; Castilian; Swahili; Swedish; Tagalog; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Urdu; Vietnamese; Zulu;
  • Parental Advisory: Unrestricted Web Access; Mild Sexual Content and Nudity; Mild Profanity or Crude Humor; Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References; Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence; Suggestive Themes;