Google Allo To Be Shut Down in March 2019

Judy Cobb
December 8, 2018

Google Duo, its video calling app, was also mentioned in the post, but nothing is changing in this instance.

Google has announced it will be shutting down its instant messenger app Allo, to focus its development on its other similar services. It will only be available on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but Verizon is "committed to bringing advanced messaging to other Verizon smartphones in the future", says the report. He admitted then that "The product as a whole has not achieved the level of traction that we'd hoped for", though Google would keep supporting the app.

[We] built Google Allo, a smart messaging app, to help you get more done in your chats and express yourself more easily. Now Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet were supposed to replace Hangouts "classic" but so far it hasn't. Well, do you still use Google Allo service?

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Google, a leading technology giant based in California has made it official that it is shutting down the less-popular Google Allo chat app. The latest victim, which will soon class as a failed experiment, is the chat app for Android, iOS, and the Web called Allo. Just last summer, Duo added Google Assistant integration and an iPad-specific version, and now comes an upgrade to streamline video and audio messages. The smart messaging app used machine learning to suggest smart replies for a shorter reply time.

"The methodology behind Allo was 'how about we assemble an extremely incredible consumer messaging product truly from the beginning, '" Sabharwal said in a meeting with The Verge prior this year.

"Given Messages' continued momentum, we've chose to stop supporting Allo to focus on Messages". All users will be moved to the Slack-like Hangouts Chat and video conferencing app Hangouts Meet-it did the same thing with G Suite users-but there's no word on when this will happen. And while regular consumers will still have access to the services, Google didn't offer any clues to timing and stressed Hangouts will be enterprise focused. Within Settings, users need to tap Chat Export messages from chats and Export stored media from chats.

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