Tuesday , June 5 2018

Google’s head of Allo, Duo and Hangouts has left to join Facebook

Amit Fulay has been with Google since 2010, most recently as Head of Product for the Real-Time Communications team. In this capacity, he was responsible for Allo, Duo, WebRTC and other similar projects within Google, including Hangouts.

Fulay announced on Twitter today that he’s departed Google, and now works for Facebook:

It’s not clear who within Google will head up these services now that Fulay has departed, but it’s clear that his team has enjoyed a good amount of success – Duo has become increasingly popular (thanks, no doubt, to it’s default inclusion on many Android devices today) but other products such as Allo have struggled to gain traction in a crowded instant messaging market.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.


  1. I thought allo actually looked alright , but i know not one person that uses it ……… oh ……. except Darren 😃 , well done dazza 😉 ,
    I tried to get my young brother to use it but he refuses point blank .

  2. Doe anyone use allo ?

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