Google Allo can currently be regarded as one of most controversial products from the company. The search giant dropped most of what made Hangouts great, in favour of connecting users by phone numbers rather than email addresses. The app is gradually slowly salvaging some of Hangouts’ functionality since it was announced and these includes a web client. However, there is still a problem attached to it – the web app requires your phone to internet.
Well, Google seems to have fixed this limitation to an extent. According to Justin Uberti, the lead engineer of Duo at Google, the company is working on addressing the problem:
@juberti Are there plans to have Allo on the cloud? the web version is useless if I have to keep the phone on with allo open all the time…
— Eleonora Presani (@elepre17) March 8, 2018
In the future, Allo for web will be completely independent of a phone, perhaps tablets and other devices will soon begin to enjoy the service just like Hangouts and Google Talk.