It s been a while that a WhatsApp-like web client for Google Allo was known to be under works, however details on release were quite vague ever since. However, recently, Google s VP of product management, Nick Fox, has given a more concrete timeframe for when it will make its debut. Also Read - How to log in to your WhatsApp account on laptop/PCAlso Read - How to use self-chat feature on WhatsApp to create notes, to-do list
In a tweet, Fox teased saying that he has been using the Google Allo client on a daily basis with good results to date. However, he said the product is still under development and it will be at least another month or two until it s ready for a public release. While that sort of continues to maintain the ambiguity, but we now know the tentative timeline. Also Read - WhatsApp will stop support on these iPhone, Android devices, how to backup chats
Nick Fox (@RealNickFox) May 11, 2017
Even once before, Fox had teased the web client on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of how the client would look like.
Nick Fox (@RealNickFox) February 24, 2017
From what has been understood so far, Google Allo s web client will be similar to WhatsApp Web, which would allow users to access their messages over the desktop simply by scanning a QR code. There is also a provision for a text code to pair up over web. However, as Google Allo will ape WhatsApp Web, the desktop client will continue to battle the same limitation that of standalone web client. Presently, WhatsApp Web relies on both paired devices being in a specific range, and having access to an internet connection. RELATED: Google Assistant now available on iPhones, should Siri feel threatened?
While, Google Allo s web client has been understood to be very similar to the WhatsApp Web, it is expected to come with a few tricks up its sleeves, reported 9To5Google. Quick Selfie is one such feature. Essentially, the feature will automatically power the front camera of a desktop/laptop letting the user take a selfie, and share it directly within the app. Further, Google Allo is believed to come with support for incognito chats for groups soon. As the name suggests, chats in incognito mode leave no traces, and no chat history will be saved. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2017: 12 key announcements made at Google s annual developer conference