Google Allo

Google, Inc.

Social Networking
This version of the app is not recommended   
Current Version (494)
All time (4522)
App last updated Jan 22, 2018
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New in version 26.0

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

Description

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.

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

Stickers
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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Half baked
A.J.Rodriguez on 2/17/2018
Out of all the possible options to message friends from telegram , Signal, WhatsApp or iMessage. Google has allo which doesn't feel as it's complete, copy and paste an image sometimes generates links and gifs don't work from iPhone gallery. But this is what you'll expect from Google. At least get rid of link to number and put it to Gmail that way you can use multiple devices. As of 2/17 gifs still do not play.
Sweet
Crogor on 2/17/2018
I actually use this texting app an it’s smooth nice and fast when sending and doesn’t freeze up when typing
Ignores Do Not Disturb
judson888 on 2/15/2018
This app ignores do not disturb mode, and will create sounds even when it is turned on. In general the app is fine, but not great.
Love It but
Mrtejano on 2/12/2018
I wish It would get their act right. What I mean is that I wish they would actually show who has this app and who doesn't. My phone shows that every contact on my phone has this app which is not true.
Can I just use Allo to send/receive GV sms?
Ticonci on 2/10/2018
Is it possible?
It needs a lot of work
Meazhj on 2/7/2018
1. Please add sms fallback, don’t care about the difficulties. Apple is able to do it with iMessages, Google should be able to enforce it through android as well. I’d like Allo to be my default messaging app but can’t because of this issue. 2. The screen looks too colored with the search bar and other icons. 3. Give me the option to turn off creepy google assistant. 4. Give me an option to completely customize my chat theme and interface like Textra does. 5. Integrate better with apps like Spotify like iMessage does so that I can click on a Spotify icon within Allo, search for a song, and send it to the person I’m texting without ever having to leave Allo.
Awesome
fairies68 on 2/6/2018
This is the best chat app ever, texting is boring after playing with this.
SMS fallback on existent
Super grizz 22 omega on 2/1/2018
I understand what google is trying to do with RCS but why not make this sms fallback compatible as well? It would make the app so much more accessible and would give people a solid reason to use the app. That reason being. It works to message anyone wether they have the app or NOT. The application itself isn’t half bad it’s smooth the features are thought out well and google assistant is always a pleasure... The insane way they were able to cut out a majority of people I message by not using the fallback makes this very tough to get other people to use since it is locked together. With RCS which again I’m excited for RCS but it’s so little and far between to be something extremely useful. 😕
Main messaging app with family
Cuba950 on 1/28/2018
I love the messaging app, it’s compatible with android and iOS which family members love cause we all have different devices. Love its usefulness but I wish and truly wish it would support sms messaging so I don’t have to leave between the two services. Even Facebook messenger works with sms and that’s reason I didn’t give it 5 Stars. Also, give more themes or make themes customizable
Fun to use. Useful as Walkie Talkie
Awful Pretty on 1/24/2018
Great app for my wife and I to stay in contact throughout the day. App has only two annoying quirks that we routinely encounter. 1. When the voice conversation is set to “auto play” any message received by the other person, when I’m in the middle of recording my own outgoing message, will cancel my outgoing message with no warning when the other person’s message starts to play. This is extremely annoying when a 30 second outgoing message gets interrupted in second 29 and I have to start over. 2. I have a difficult time activating record mode with my fat fingers. Sometime I feel the vibration as if recording has started. I even feel the vibration when I let go of the button - just as if it recorded - but sadly it didn’t. Would really appreciate having a larger record button with tactile feedback that you can depend on. Thanks for the great app.
Version 26
Pu$$y muncher on 1/23/2018
Version 26 has completely ruined allo for my iPhone 7. It constantly freezes, send messages minutes after I have replied, and doesn’t load messages from others. I don’t know what happened but it needs to be fixed ASAP.
Gifs not working
Jscott491 on 1/23/2018
Solid all around but the other user constantly says gifs do not work on the receiving end
New Update disables app
~Sarah Mae~ on 1/23/2018
The new update...Which I believe is 26.0...Makes the app unable to use. I did the update this morning and I can not view or send messages. Messages that do get sent to me come up in my notifications but once I open the app...Nothing. Can’t see or do anything.
New update is the worst
iphone6sgal on 1/22/2018
Just updated Allo and the app is at its worst. I am getting notifications for new messages but when I open the app, the chat and texts just don’t load. It’s a blank screen. Even the texts that I send, do not appear on the screen. Unable to view anything.
good overall, lots of potential
Someguywholikesdominos on 1/22/2018
- share location is whack - there should be a more in depth vote/poll command - should have custom backgrounds (uploadable) - could have better web compatibility and more friendly interface
Works well.
Bill from mass on 1/21/2018
Bravo google.
Why use this?
MpowerSkills on 1/17/2018
You would use this app for group chats across different operating systems, if you didn’t know other options existed. Worst messaging app I’ve ever used. Messages are received in a different order than they are sent and the web version of convo’s doesn’t mirror the in app chat, if you send a video it will take somewhere between 30 minutes to infinity to upload and send. The web version only works if you have a smart phone with the app open and running. Crazy bad stuff. You also can’t do useful things like send your friends money.
Está bien
IsaApple11 on 1/17/2018
En líneas generales está muy buena, debería arreglarse un problema con la posición de los botones de activación y desactivación de funciones en la configuración que aparecen corridos en la lista.
Great app
B. Gunter on 1/15/2018
I am an iPhone user and I enjoy this app more than iMessage, Apple’s messaging platform. One thing I wish could change if possible is to be able to use the app without having to invite another person to download the app. I’d like to use this as my primary messaging platform, but only if another user wants to use it. I would also love to be able to customize my own themes.
Hangouts is better than this
Curly678 on 1/13/2018
I have one request. I should be able to use google allo with someone who has no phone number. I should be allowed to use my gmail account as a second option.
Great app
Fran6870 on 1/13/2018
I love this app! Make an iPad compatible version please!
Meh
drdeathxxx on 1/11/2018
I wanted to like it, but I have an iPhone SE, and the keyboard plus word suggestions take up more than half the screen real estate. I can only see one message with the keyboard visible. There wasn’t an option to disable word suggestions either, so I would have to live with it or use private messages, which would defeat the purpose as the only feature I like is integrated Google Assistant. I’ll come back in a few years when I get a bigger phone, maybe.
Love Google Assistant in Allo
iArjunk on 1/11/2018
We all chat but Allo has the Google AI built in which makes more and more interesting to chat and use AI work for you! There is just no end to what Google Assistant can do for you, I just asked for a fact abt Canada and AI after providing the facts, asked me if I am interested in a fact to be sent every day and gave me options to select the time to send it. Isn’t that awesome!
Pretty good missing some stuff
EvilKingJoshva on 1/11/2018
More stickers, maybe custom stickers, the ability to search through messages and send texts
Decent
MikeTheDub on 1/10/2018
Not a bad chat app, good for groups who like to spam emojis and gifs (that's my friend circle in a nutshell). Suffers from UI clutter, and the suggested replies are rarely useful (and cannot be disabled).
To get started, tap “continue”
Hop on slop on 1/9/2018
I am not prompted on phone or pc to click any continue alert. FAIL: To get started, tap “continue”
أفضل تطبيق للمراسلة
Aiman.muhammad on 1/8/2018
شكرًا على هذا التطبيق الأكثر من رائع
Camera is blackout!!
Starrwind on 1/7/2018
When opening the app. I cannot take a picture. The camera inside Allo shows a black screen.
Good but
spirited wings on 1/6/2018
I'd be flipping in circles in amazement and happiness actually is be ecstatic if this particular app had the ability to converse with iPhones face time. I'm going to say this.. That and or iPhones messaging home app.. To be able to do that would be very very cool especially not putting it in pro or add on but just part of the free app you've got here... That would be so awesome. I don't know if anyone agrees but that's my suggestion that would be more then a5 Star. Dev, what do you say about it?
Fails to take advantage of the iPhone X's OLED screen
mmontoya1996 on 1/4/2018
It's a great app, don't get me wrong. But after being optimized for the iPhone X, it's a huge let down that the dark mode doesn't take full advantage of the OLED display's true black colors.
No ability to search on iPhone
SG 2001 on 1/2/2018
It would be nice to be able to search chat conversations on an iPhone.
Need lots of help
Jaliyah Bolden on 12/30/2017
Allo is the only way I can talk to my boyfriend and it is hard because I can't get on allo when I tap it I have know clue what is going on I really want to talk to him I really miss him
Videos don’t load
Thadarizona on 12/28/2017
Overall a very good messaging app, the only frustrating thing is that videos don’t load and photos take longer than expected to load as well. Will gladly give 5 stars if this little issue can be resolved.
Problems Viewing Photos
Gil C 821 on 12/28/2017
Downloaded the app as a more fun way to communicate cross-platform with my friends - absolutely loved it! However, I've been running into an issue where I can't view photos full-screen - this is a huge problem for me, so I won't be using the app full time until it gets fixed. My Android friends have no such issues, so the bug is exclusive to iOS.
iPhone X
HurrahBra on 12/27/2017
I would really like for the app to be optimized to fit my iPhone X screen the app works great and is awesome and I enjoy Google's vision with how easy to use everything is.
Finally Here 👁👁
Done,64 on 12/25/2017
Amazing to take place of what's app. Thank you really 😇 does a lot for me ok May God Bless you all ❤️
Crash-matic Disaster
GHST-LEADER on 12/23/2017
This app crashes whenever I open it and it is very frustrating. I’m using an iPhone 6s, I’ve updated the app, and I have deleted and downloaded the app back and forth with no avail. I reset my phone, I used WiFi and cellular, I have done every remedy possible and this app just crashes right when I open it. Please help!!!!!!!!!
It’s no Apple messages.
_Shinkamui_ on 12/17/2017
As a dual platform guy I jumped on allo at launch hoping it would be the first legit competitor to Apple messages. It’s come a LONG way from launch but still misses the mark. The lack of sms support on either platform removes any chance of making this the ubiquitous messager on either platform. A lot of energy went into a very inferior sticker platform. The rich text and media support is almost great, when they get drag and drop support and multi device support I think we can at least have the conversation. For now I’m stuck with two messaging apps, messages for everyone I know on iOS and allo or sms for the remainder.
Allo for web
AhmedSheshtawy on 12/12/2017
Starting from version 19.0 the update notes said that the app is now supporting Allo for web, unfortunately this feature never came available for iOS yet! Open you app settings and you’ll never find QR code for web.
Picture msgs
Colebou on 12/11/2017
I don’t understand why I have to load the picture every time just to see the picture in the chat, or I can turn on auto download and have them load but it saves everything to my camera roll. Just make it normal major annoyance. Also I wish the FaceTime was built into the app and was able to have more than only 1 participate like fb messenger. I still like it more than all other messengers available though. Just some concerns.
Eliminates freedoms turns your phone over to the police
Guy 528 on 12/10/2017
This app makes all of your texts, photos, voice memos and current location available to the police, 171 cases occurred where people used this app to sell drugs and marijuana and this app scans for words like “sell” “drugs” “weed” “police” and even words like “dome” “pyramid” “hollow” “eye” and “Antarctica” for some reason, it finds these words and sends all of your messages to law enforcement along with your current location and everything on your phone that you have the app access to, if your on the app, they can listen to you three your microphone, this app even got 4 people in prison for the rest of there life for growing marijuana, no one even wants it to be illegal but the government wants you sick and in pain so the pharmaceutical corporations get more money. The government just uses the police as pawns in there game of “who can steal the most money and kill off the most people” makes me sick.
Great app
El_pupi90 on 12/7/2017
I really enjoy the app but ever since the latest update, majority of the time I try to send a voice messages, the button freezes causing me to close the app and restart it again. Happens frequently. Please fix this. Overall, wonderful experience.
Me encanta
niymer on 12/6/2017
Excelente aplicación. Antecede lo q debería responder. Mejor q otras aplicaciones existentes...👏👏👏👏👏
Worst app ever
Ruready812 on 12/5/2017
In 2017, if it takes 20 minutes to send a video (22 secs length). For sure not a competitor to whatsapp, Google work on a good version for ios and then release the app.
iPhone X support is starting to roll in
osulls490 on 12/4/2017
Just stretching the app to fit was mostly exactly what I wanted. All that’s left is to kind of space elements on the bottom of the display so that they don’t bunch up with the home bar gesture area, particularly the text entry field.
Add Multi device, gmail contacts, sms, etc.
hefndja on 12/3/2017
-Add option to chat with gmail contacts. -Add multi device support. -Add automatic and unlimited messaging backup. Forget about backing up in Drive or iCloud. -Put sent pictures in bubbles, not edge to edge, it’s confusing to know who shared them. -Add voice and video calls, not requiring the installation of Duo. -Match the Android adaptive icon by filling the white in the iOS icon with yellow, and making the Allo bubble bigger. -Make the Web favicon round, to match the default round adaptive icon for the Allo app in Android.
Need iPad Version
LacroixDP on 12/2/2017
Currently Allo is unusable on iPad. There’s not an iPad version on the app store, and the web version doesn’t work on iOS. I can’t give this a serious go until I have someway to use it on my primary computing device, which is iPad.
Screen
avacaado21 on 12/1/2017
This app does not yet support IPhone X’s full screen.
Best app
penguing123 on 11/30/2017
Best app for funny and awesome stickers. Location sharing is soooo good. But I dnt know why people are not using it much
Battery issues with Allo web
little planet on 11/28/2017
Works fine for the most part, except the having the web client connected has wrecked my battery life beyond belief. Google needs to fix this, until then I can’t keep using it.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Released: Sep 21, 2016
  • Current Version Released: Jan 22, 2018
  • Version: 26.0
  • Size: 196.2 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 17+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • 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: Suggestive Themes; Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References; Unrestricted Web Access; Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence; Mild Sexual Content and Nudity; Mild Profanity or Crude Humor;