Google is shutting down Allo by March 2019

Google confirms Allo will shutdown in March - GSMArena.com news

Allo was first announced at Google's I/O developer conference in 2016, but failed to make a significant impact or build an audience that could compete with rival services like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.

To cut down to five apps, Google will eventually shut down Hangouts and Google Allo, while Messages, Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet, Duo, and Google Voice would continue to be supported.

Even more, some of the app's users complained about poor performance and many, annoying bugs that make sending messages impossible, hearting posts disappearing, and many more. Furthermore, a few days back Google announced that they are closing down Google Plus as well and rumors are surfacing that Google may also close down Hangouts for the public.

Rather than viewing Allo as the mistake and waste of time that many people saw it as, Google appears to view the service as a testing ground for features.

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Allo users can use the application until March 2019 and export their chat history using instructions posted here. In its press release, Google did say that it would continue to support Hangouts "classic" until it moves Hangouts Chat and Meet to all of its customers. A leak claiming as much surfaced earlier today, and now Google has confirmed the news, this following its "pause" on investment revealed earlier this year. 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. One reason: Google has not just two, but many more irons in the fire in this space. They also made it clear that they are "fully committed to supporting Hangouts users in the meantime".

In addition to live video and audio chats, Duo can record messages when a recipient is offline.

The other report I referenced at the start of this involved Allo, Google's never-popular-because-it-had-major-flaws messaging app. Hangouts Meet is also for video calls, but geared at groups and meetings. A decade in, one of the best iPhone features is still the ability to instantly chat with other iPhone users using iMessage no matter where you are or what your connection is, something Hangouts and Allo were supposed to deliver.

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