Google wants to know how you would fix Allo

There are a ton of messaging apps to choose from, with heavy hitters such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage (iOS) all vying for your attention. Despite already offering the Hangouts and Messenger app (among others), in 2016 Google saw fit to throw two new apps into the mix in the form of the Allo instant messaging app as well as a new video chat app, Duo. While Allo managed to hit the 10 million downloads mark on the Play Store back in December, do you actually know someone who uses the app? If so, Google is now asking for feedback on the app. Join us after the break to find out how you can contribute your two cents.

If you are based in or around London, Seattle, San Francisco, New Delhi, or São Paulo, Google plans on holding some ‘User Research Studies’ at its local offices to talk about the Allo app. You’ll be able to say what you think is wrong with the app, and how you think it could be improved. During the study, you may even get your hands on a beta or even a prototype version of the app with a new feature, although that isn’t guaranteed. To sign up for the study, all you have to do is click the source link below to provide your details and answer a short survey.

What feedback and advice would you give? Would you tell them to merge Allo, Duo, Hangouts, and Messenger into one and to provide a web interface for the resulting app? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Google


About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around a Mate 9, a BLU Life Max, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).


  • solis

    It’s not complicated – let users connect their Google account so it can be used across several devices.
    Add tablet and desktop clients.

    Basically, right now the app does a lot less than Hangouts, and it should do more.

  • Mathew Michel

    So what Google is saying based on what I’ve read is…”We are ignoring Android dedicated sites” where they would find all the information they need to improve Allo ;).

  • Filipo

    Well, this only shows Google wont listen to anyone but themselves, people have been shouting at them what to do with their crazy messaging ecosystem for ages…