Google Allo Joins Other Dead Products List, to Stop After March 2019

Google shuts down Allo

Google shuts down Allo

As mentioned, Allo will continue to work till March 2019, and before that users are advised to export all of their chat history from the app. Currently, Android Messages uses traditional SMS, for the most part.

9to5Google also recently broke the news that Google plans to dramatically change the way Google Hangouts works. They claim Allo will be shut down "soon", but the announcement may have been delayed due to the previous report about Hangouts.

Back in April, Google paused investment in Allo, and transferred its entire workforce to other projects and shifted all resources to the Android Messages team.

There has been a whirlwind of rumors around Google's messaging strategy over the past few days. The app has slowly decayed over time.

Allo was designed as the next big thing in Android messaging apps, though it never lived up to its potential.

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As Google has done with previous platforms and services, it starts them up to learn the ins and outs until eventually Google applies what it learned from the failed product into a new one.

Following the footsteps of a certain fruit-based competitor, Google is putting all their eggs in the Android Messages basket. Similarly, Duo is a dead simple video chatting app that comes pre-loaded on many devices.

Meanwhile, on the instant messaging side, the firm now has Allo and Hangouts.

Original article, December 5 2018: If for some reason you're still using Google Allo, you might not be able to use it for much longer. - Given Messages continued momentum, weve chose to stop supporting Allo to focus on Messages. It'll keep its Duo video calling service around for the foreseeable future, though. Today the company announced an easier way to send video messages to your contacts. The company promises they will continue to improve the service with features that utilize machine learning.

After the rumours of Hangouts demise began circulating this past weekend, it seems Google is also looking at their other instant messaging client with thoughts of shuttering it as well. We know that's happening, we just don't know when.

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