Google’s attempts at capturing chatting platforms market is not new. After losing crown to Facebook Messenger, Google is been trying to get back on the market previously with Hangouts and now with Google Allo. Google Allo is an AI powered chatting app with some unique features like Incognito mode. Now it seems Google is working on the web client of their ‘mobile only’ app- Google Allo. A tweet on Twitter from Google’s VP of communications, Nick Fox, confirms the news of Google Allo web version.
— Nick Fox (@RealNickFox) February 24, 2017
Launched last year at an annual i/o event, Google Allo, has failed to gain capture users attention so far. One reason behind this might beit’s availability on mobile platforms only. It has restricted other users who prefer web versions for chatting. Something where Facebook and WhatsApp have gained popularity. Google finds need to have a web version to gain the user base.
The screenshot was shared in the tweet by Nick Fox. As you can see in the screenshot, it is a Chrome App not a web version or a dedicated software for Windows or Mac like WhatsApp.
There are two possibilities to Google Allo Web Version, either Google is planning on WhatsApp like web client where data is directly fetched from the device. Or they might be working on a typical messenger, like Hangouts, where all data will come from the cloud. We will have to wait and see what comes next.