Google teases Allo for desktop

Google Allo platform app icon

Allo might not be setting the world on fire, but that fact has seemingly not stopped Google from continuing to iterate on its AI-assisted chat app.

In a tweet sent out on Thursday evening, Google vice-president of engineering Nick Fox revealed the company is working on a desktop version of Allo. Besides sharing an image of the app in action, Fox noted, “Still in early development, but coming to a desktop near you…”

The screenshot is interesting for several reasons. For one, it clearly shows Assistant working within a desktop environment. Currently, Google’s AI is exclusive to its own devices: the Pixel, Home and Android TV.

Moreover, in its current iteration, users create an Allo account by tying their phone number to the app, not Google account. In launching a desktop version of Allo, Google will likely change that paradigm.