Duo is Google's New Video Chat App
Google today showed off a video calling app called Duo. The app is a companion to the Allo messaging app. It includes a feature called Knock Knock, which lets people see the caller — and the caller's situation --before answering. The app supports the same end-to-end encryption found in Allo. It relies on WebRTC to power instant video and improve video call quality. It can seamlessly switch between WiFi and cellular depending on network quality. The UI fades away so people can focus on the video conversation, rather than the controls. Duo will be available later this summer.
Google's Allo Messaging App Lands On the Web, Sort Of
Aug 15, 2017
Google today brought its assistant-backed Allo messaging application to the web. Allo on the web requires Google's Chrome browser and can only interact with Allo on Android smartphones for now (iPhone support is coming later.) Google says Allo web access requires the latest version of the mobile Allo app on your handset in order to function.
Google Releases Allo Messaging App for Android and iOS
Sep 21, 2016
Google today made Allo, the messaging app it first revealed back in May, available to Android and iOS devices. Allo expands the ability for expression by tapping into the new Google Assistant, all while keeping conversations secure.
Google Brings Audio Calls to Duo, Attachments to Allo, Smoother Uploads to Photos
Mar 22, 2017
Google updated a handful of its apps and services today, including Duo, Allo, and Photos. Moving forward, Duo users on Android and iOS will be able to make voice-only calls when they wish.
Google Debuts 'Allo' Messaging App
May 18, 2016
Google today announced Allo, a messaging application that expands the ability for expression by tapping into the new Google Assistant, all while keeping conversations secure. The app supports emoji and stickers, and a tool called "whisper shout" that lets people shrink or expand the size of text to convey volume or impact.