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Google’s Duo video chat app gets video- and voicemail

Google’s Duo video chat app gets video- and voicemail

Google’s messaging strategy may still seem chaotic to many, but the basic tenant of how it wants the public to think about Hangouts, Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat, Allo and Duo is that Allo/Duo are for
Google Appears Ready to Turn Android Messages Into Android’s iMessage

Google Appears Ready to Turn Android Messages Into Android’s iMessage

Back in August, a reliable source of ours told us that Android Messages would gain a web portal, just like Allo’s, that you would access via QR code. We assumed that Google would have launched it by
Google explores texting from your browser

Google explores texting from your browser

Google's Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features, judging by an APK teardown by XDA Developers and Android Police. Most significantly, it looks like
You may soon be able to text from your laptop with Android Messages for web

You may soon be able to text from your laptop with Android Messages for web

Google is bringing even more exciting functionality to Android Messages. According to an APK teardown by Android Police, users can soon expect some Allo-like features on Google's default texting
Android Messages v2.9 prepares to launch Allo-like web interface, Google-enhanced chat features, and payments to businesses [APK Teardown]

Android Messages v2.9 prepares to launch Allo-like web interface, Google-enhanced chat features, and payments to businesses [APK Teardown]

There's a new version of Android Messages rolling out to our phones. So far, we haven't seen any significant changes to the UI, but huge things are happening under the surface. A teardown reveals

Google’s App Preview may be on the way to Google Photos

Quite a while back – 2016 to be specific – Google introduced a new function for the Android operating system called App Preview Messaging. The initial availability for this feature was as part of
Google introduces Allo’s Smart Replies on Android Messages

Google introduces Allo’s Smart Replies on Android Messages

Google has brought one of Allo's best features to the standard Android Messages app. Soon, users on Project Fi will be able to tap a suggestion to reply to their friends. The post Google introduces
[Update: Back up] Allo is down, but you probably didn't notice because you're part of the 99.99999%

[Update: Back up] Allo is down, but you probably didn't notice because you're part of the 99.99999%

Update 1: 2018/01/24 10:29pm PST Service has fully returned to normal as of 10:13 PST. — Justin Uberti (@juberti) January 25, 2018Allo's temporary demise seems to have Allo's small userbase has
Smart Reply is rolling out for Android Messages

Smart Reply is rolling out for Android Messages

Back in the day we used to have to dig into a text messaging app or deal with annoying pop-up notifications if we wanted to reply to someone. Thankfully our smartphones are a lot more capable these
Allo v26 prepares multi-account support, breaking news camera effect, and more [APK Teardown]

Allo v26 prepares multi-account support, breaking news camera effect, and more [APK Teardown]

Allo updates are starting to roll out, but as the trend has been going, there's not much to see in the main interface for this update. However, tearing down the APK has turned up signs of good things

Google Duo allows you to call people who don’t have the app

Duo is Google's video calling app, and it looks like the tech giant wants to spread the word about it. According to Android Police, Duo users can now call people who don't have the app installed and
Google’s Product Head of Allo and Duo Leaves for Facebook

Google’s Product Head of Allo and Duo Leaves for Facebook

Allo and Duo are still a part of Google’s confusing messaging situation. It’s tough to tell if many of you use either of them. Since they are Google products, though, we’ve spent plenty of hours
Google's Head of Product for Allo and Duo moves to Facebook

Google's Head of Product for Allo and Duo moves to Facebook

Amit Fulay served as a Product Manager at Google since 2010, most recently as Head of Product for Real-Time Communications. In other words, he was the head of Allo, Duo, WebRTC, and other projects
Google is investigating Pixel 2 XL voice messaging bug affecting WhatsApp, Allo, and Telegram

Google is investigating Pixel 2 XL voice messaging bug affecting WhatsApp, Allo, and Telegram

The Pixel 2 XL has suffered from several since its launch, both hardware and software-related, just like pretty much any other consumer product of its kind. The latest bug to come to light is a
Allo was Down for Many, Should be Back Up Now

Allo was Down for Many, Should be Back Up Now

Our inbox exploded this morning (2 emails) with news that the insanely popular Google messenger app, Allo, was down. I know, you can imagine the difficulty in deciding which Google messaging platform
‘Data Usage’ Option For Google’s Allo Now Rolling Out

‘Data Usage’ Option For Google’s Allo Now Rolling Out

These days we’re starting to see the amount of mobile data offered to customers is a lot higher than what it used to be back in the day. However this also corresponds to our media, where we’re
Allo v25 enables automatic transcriptions for audio messages, may hint at threaded conversations [APK Teardown]

Allo v25 enables automatic transcriptions for audio messages, may hint at threaded conversations [APK Teardown]

A new version of Allo is rolling out just in time for the holidays. If you're thinking about singing Christmas carols or wishing somebody a happy new year, things are going to get a little more
Monday Poll: Which Messaging Service Do You Use the Most?

Monday Poll: Which Messaging Service Do You Use the Most?

The last time we asked which instant messaging app you all were using, it was 2011 and Google Talk was still a thing. Not only that, but Google+ Huddles was in before Hangouts took over, Beejive was
Google Allo Could Be Linked To Your Email Account In The Future

Google Allo Could Be Linked To Your Email Account In The Future

With Apple’s iMessage, users can be reached either using their phone number or using an email address. However with Google’s Allo, it seems to be exclusively limited to phone numbers for now, but that

Google's Allo messaging may link to your email account

Google has been going out of its way to keep Allo relevant, but there's been one glaring issue: you need a phone number to sign up. How's it going to compete with iMessage or Facebook Messenger if