Google Allo

Google Allo

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date: 2016-09-21
  • Current Version: 26.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 187.11 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 6,138 Ratings


Google Allo is a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, Smart Reply, and HUGE emojis & text. Allo brings you the Google Assistant. Smart Reply Respond to messages without typing a single word. Smart Reply learns over time and suggests responses to text and photos, in your style. Ink Get creative with the photos you send by doodling on them or adding text. Stickers Say it all with the perfect sticker. Stickers in Google Allo are designed by independent artists and studios from around the world. SHOUT or whisper No more typing in ALL CAPS to get your point across. Say it louder or quieter by changing the size of your text with a quick swipe. Meet your Google Assistant Google Allo brings you the Google Assistant. Find restaurants nearby, share videos to watch, and get answers, right in your conversation with friends. Add @google to your group conversation or chat one-on-one with your Assistant. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help. Incognito mode Send messages with end-to-end encryption, use private notifications to help keep your chats more discreet, and control how long your messages stick around with expiring chats. * Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply ** Some features not available in all countries cryptocurrecy coin



  • Contact trouble

    By sagharshm
    My contact don’t appear on the list,in spite of letting allo to access them.what can I do?
  • Good, but doesn’t work on Fitbit Versa

    By Thadarizona
    Have been using Allo for a while now and love it. I recently got the Fitbit Versa and unfortunately I cannot get Allo notifications on it. Will gladly give it 5 stars once notifications are available on the Versa.
  • Unable to verify number

    By ZombiebyNight
    I’m unable to even verify my phone number. App crashes every time I press the country code selection field. Disappointing!
  • Amazing app but there is one thing

    By hdkrjrbr
    The app is really useful and will even say it is better than iMessage if everyone was on it because there is this really cool gif feature what it does is when you are texting you can search for different gifs instead of having to download them. My family, friends and I would send random gifs to each other that are really funny. It even has a bitmoji feature where you can take a picture or customize your own little character so it creates stickers for you to use that kid of look like you. The only reason this app isn’t five stars for me is that it isn’t universal meaning you can’t just text a random phone number.
  • Simple but no contact photos

    By Vulcan_Knoeledge
    This app is simple to switch to and a great alternative to iMessage for people with android devices. One issue I have with the app is there is no option to use your own contact photos which is annoying google please fix!
  • No edits or replies

    By CleverMoe
    I moved over here after Telegram got blocked by the Iranian government. This doesn’t even compared to Telegram. Telegram had channels and custom stickers and replies and message editing. This has neither the option to edit messages nor one to reply to them. Sending a GIF or a picture is entirely disorienting because the picture gets stretched till it’s the width of the whole chat. The edit text size is a neat gimmick but that’s about it
  • Needs a lock for recording.

    By Hilary Reed
    Love the audio quality. Please add a lock for the record button so that it does not have to be held during recording. Thank you so much.
  • Would be better...

    By Mdmy1371
    If it had channels and if we could mention someone in group chats. Like @jack hey, ...
  • Reply option

    By khashayarj7
    Please add reply option in chat like whatsapp.
  • Too many bugs

    By johnlenin1
    Allo’s performance with images is woeful. Images in chats often appear in a low-resolution format only and won’t download the full-resolution version. Other times the thumbnail in the chat is full-resolution but when you tap to see the full-sized image all that appears is a black box. When you enter the app, it stops any music or radio stream you might have been listening to, even if you haven’t tapped on a video clip to play. More troubling, even though I have background app refresh turned off for this app, the battery usage screen in the Settings app shows that Allo has used 8% of my battery over the last 7 days, *with 8 hours in the background vs. 55 minutes on screen*. I’ve toggled the settings off and on and reinstalled the app, and it made no difference on my iPhone X. In addition, I have notification sounds turned off, yet there is an audible noise each time a message is received, whether the phone is locked or not, whether the app is in the background or not. The predictive text is good for a laugh, but I doubt that was the developer’s goal. The only positive thing I can say about the app is that the near constant crashes I used to suffer through seem to have stopped finally.