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  1. Markxmlx's Avatar
    I know I'm not the only one trying to use it regularly and actively trying to convince friends and family to use it but I've really not been at all successful in that endeavour.

    What about you?
    09-29-2016 07:48 PM
  2. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    I opened it today.

    But only to make sure I didn't miss a mysterious message. None of my family / friends will be interested to switch.

    Without proper SMS support I don't see a value right now.
    batesukfaj likes this.
    09-29-2016 08:08 PM
  3. tube517's Avatar
    I'm only using it w/my wife. Replaced Hangouts for our IM messages


    I still have a separate SMS app, unfortunately
    mlmeloy likes this.
    09-29-2016 08:22 PM
  4. HaboobZ's Avatar
    I am, with the three people I convinced to use it. And to be fair, it's the three non-iPhone users I communicate with most often, so it works.
    09-30-2016 07:58 AM
  5. JonnyT's Avatar
    Opened it, disappointed I was really hoping there would be SMS support, PC support and frankly, I'm not sure why my girlfriend, her family and my friends would use this.

    As a Google fan, I really really want them to be successful with a chat app that lots of people will get on board with. I just don't see how this is going to do that. I hope it gets better and I hope it proves me completely wrong.
    10-03-2016 08:48 AM
  6. Scott Shrewsberry's Avatar
    I want to use it so bad, but I can't convince everyone nor do I want to "spam" them into using it. I only have two people in my contacts that have even installed it. Unfortunately, until it gets SMS support I probably will not be able to utilize it to its full capacity other than to just use assistant.
    10-03-2016 12:38 PM
  7. Neel Patel7's Avatar
    I started using it with 5-10 people, i somehow managed to convince them to use Allo but day by day numbers decreased.
    Now only me and my wife use it.
    10-04-2016 05:12 AM
  8. Clocks's Avatar
    I'm using it with my wife as well. My work uses hangouts so this let me move our chats out of that crowded app. Still miss the desktop client though. Otherwise I'm more neutral on it than I was at launch (when I was negative).
    10-04-2016 10:25 AM
  9. micmanx's Avatar
    I would use it but mostly everyone I know uses iPhone. They don't want to download a messaging app when they have iMessage.
    10-04-2016 06:59 PM
  10. Markxmlx's Avatar
    I would use it but mostly everyone I know uses iPhone. They don't want to download a messaging app when they have iMessage.
    iMessage really is a vice to iOS.
    10-06-2016 07:47 AM
  11. cdaters's Avatar
    I ditched it. Seems like it's too late to play catchup...
    10-06-2016 04:57 PM
  12. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    Ive tried, but one of my peeves is that there is no way (that I can see) that will tell me which one of my contacts has the app. I don't want to send those stupid Google invite messages to everyone I attempt to reach out to.
    10-06-2016 05:26 PM
  13. HaboobZ's Avatar
    Ive tried, but one of my peeves is that there is no way (that I can see) that will tell me which one of my contacts has the app. I don't want to send those stupid Google invite messages to everyone I attempt to reach out to.
    If you go to start an incognito chat, it will only list those that have Allo.

    It's not an ideal way, but it's a way.
    10-07-2016 09:10 AM
  14. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    If you go to start an incognito chat, it will only list those that have Allo.

    It's not an ideal way, but it's a way.
    Thanks. I hadn't noticed that. And since there is only 1 person on that list,the likelihood of me using it has just diminished. I'll keep it for now, but I probably won't reinstall when I get my next phone in a few weeks.
    10-10-2016 01:03 PM
  15. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    Nope. Opened it today to see if anyone downloaded it without saying anything and nope. Like other people said without SMS support it is useless.
    11-16-2016 10:27 AM
  16. Scott Shrewsberry's Avatar
    Nope. Opened it today to see if anyone downloaded it without saying anything and nope. Like other people said without SMS support it is useless.
    I still check every few days to see if anyone else in my contacts has downloaded it and it's always the same two people. I have been using it with my wife on a daily basis for the last couple of weeks and I love it. It's so much quicker than other messaging apps I've used. Or at least seems to be.
    11-16-2016 11:21 AM
  17. Kjthomas0724's Avatar
    Deleted until they decide to add sms.
    11-28-2016 02:41 PM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    Still using it.
    11-28-2016 02:45 PM
  19. HaboobZ's Avatar
    Still using it with the three people I have always been using it with.

    Still hoping for SMS support soon. I fear I may be waiting forever though.
    11-29-2016 01:03 PM
  20. flipbeats's Avatar
    The thing about sms support is that isn't not really " safe" and secure which is why I think maybe it's also the reason why they didn't completely put it in totally with the initial release of Allo. I'm just taking a guess here of course..
    12-09-2016 08:10 AM
  21. Dooki's Avatar
    Other than me, I know less people using it than Hangouts, and I only know one person using Hangouts and he stopped using it when I told him I didn't even install it.
    WhatsApp, WeChat, signal, telegram, line, Viber, kik, Skype, kakao. All are better than allo. Biggest difference? PC/tablet/web browser integration.
    12-23-2016 12:35 AM
  22. pjwk81's Avatar
    I had another look after installing 5.0 today. Once I realised it was just more bloody stickers and that only two of my entire phone book have ever installed it, I shut it back down again.
    01-18-2017 09:05 AM
  23. Slow_S10's Avatar
    I'm glad I'm not the only person who only uses it with their wife. Lol although to be fair 90% of my total messaging is with her so for me it's worth keeping. It definitely is faster and more fun than normal texting. I just wish I could convince more people to use it but everyone else I know just uses SMS messages and are reluctant to install a new app.
    Ry, Scott Shrewsberry and zero3187 like this.
    01-18-2017 09:14 AM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    The thing about sms support is that isn't not really " safe" and secure which is why I think maybe it's also the reason why they didn't completely put it in totally with the initial release of Allo. I'm just taking a guess here of course..
    I'm glad Google doesn't take over my phone number for enhanced messaging like Apple does with iMessage.
    01-18-2017 12:10 PM
  25. cert15z's Avatar
    I use it all the time. I even got a couple of buddies that have Iphones to use it.
    01-19-2017 11:57 PM
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