Google Allo vs Google Hangouts


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Google Allo
Google Allo is a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, doodles, and HUGE emojis & text. Allo also brings you the Google Assistant.
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Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is a live video chat app. It allows to share your screen, collaboratively draw on a whiteboard, edit Google Docs documents, create broadcasts for the unlimited number of viewers. Splitted into group chat app and videoconferencing app. Secure Google Hangouts alternatives are Signal and Telegram.
Comparing Google Allo vs Google Hangouts is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Google Hangouts has better video than Google Allo



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Google Hangouts has more user-friendly interface than Google Allo because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google Hangouts is more popular than Google Allo

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google Allo gets web interface (in 2017)
- Google adds audio calling to Duo and file sharing to Allo (in 2017)
- Google splits Hangouts into Chat and Meet (in 2017)
- Google acquired work chat Pie (in 2016)
- Google Hangouts now allows to make videocalls to those who don't have Google account (in 2015)
- Chat for work Pie gets $1.2M (in 2015)
- Google Hangouts is available as a standalone Chrome app for Windows and Chromebooks (in 2014)
- Google Hangouts adds voice calls to mobile app (in 2014)
- Hangouts unlinked from Google+, becomes a part of Google Apps For Business (in 2014)
- Google Hangouts will no longer require a plugin for Chrome (in 2014)

Looks like Google Hangouts was recently more active than Google Allo (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Google Allo and Google Hangouts meet head to head:

2017 - Google adds audio calling to Duo and file sharing to Allo to keep up with Google Hangouts


Google announced the changes to its video calling app Duo and messaging app Allo. When Duo originally launched, it had an odd omission: You could use it for a video call, but not an audio-only call. Now, Google fixed this; the company says audio calls will work well even on slow connections and won't eat up much data. Google Allo is also getting an important feature: file sharing. The option was a highly requested one in some markets, and now all Android users can use the app to share .pdf, .docs, .apk, .zip, and .mp3 documents.